Velvet Starlings is fronted by 16 year old Christian Gisborne an indie rock & roll singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & producer based in Los Angeles, known for a powerful 60s era Eric Burdon influenced vocal style and a commanding and dynamic stage presence inviting media & industry insider comparisons to Jack White and Ty Segall. Early musical influences include British Invasion staples, The Beatles, The Who & The Stones.
2019 has been shaping up to be a great year for the band, who recently performed a sold out show for indie rocker “Barns Courtney”. The band heads across the pond for its first full UK tour followed by a US tour, anchored with a slot on Summerfest, 2019 & Swedish dates to support the much anticipated follow up, “Love Everything, Love Everyone” produced and written by Christian Gisborne and Roger Gisborne in Los Angeles with engineer/mixer Josiah Mazzaschi (Smashing Pumpkins, The Kills, Jesus & Mary Chain and Deap Valley) and Brian Lucy for mastering. The new mini-album is also deeply rooted in the sixties, but adopts a slightly heavier sound, mirroring the band's dynamic live performance. The new mini-album is lyrically & sonically the next step in the evolution of the Velvet Starling’s sound. First single “Kids in Droves” is set for release in Summer 2019.
“Best new thing I have seen in ages. Lead singer and guitarist Christian Gisborne live is a pocket rocket!” - Billy Sloan, BBC Radio
“So amazing! My mind is blown. See them live. It's like going to the cavern club in the 60S.” - Rodney Bingenheimer, Underground Garage, Siriusxm