Red Velvet Crush / Blog


"Red Velvet Crush makes unapologetic rock n roll. Taking direction from more radio-friendly late 90s and early aughts rock, the band does well to inject the form with a more contemporary sound. Red Velvet Crush’s vocal melodies stay stuck in your mind for days while their heavy riffs give their pop structures a brooding texture." - Brian Clifton, Mills Record Company

Red Velvet Crush's new EP Crystal Clear was just released to an enthusiastic, loud crowd at Riot Room in the band's hometown of Kansas City, MO. Equally showcasing both sides of the 5x award winning act’s love for pop and rock, with a brand new full band lineup, RVC put forth a high energy set premiering each new song off the band's new record as well as a couple fan familiar favorites. Crystal Clear was produced by Joshua Gleave in the heart of Music Row in Nashville, TN with studio drums by Lester Estelle Jr. (Kelly Clarkson, Pillar) The new EP features four brand new original songs that are versatile from one another in sounds and story yet effortlessly meld pop and rock together with the magnetic drive and punchy guitar riffs of Daniel Mendala and the bold yet vibrant vocals of Jillian Riscoe that also blend in the perfect amount of a rock n roll edge to the songs creating what truly is Red Velvet Crush. Find more info on the band at RedVelvetCrush.com and download the brand new EP Crystal Clear on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more.

“Red Velvet Crush has just released the EP CRYSTAL CLEAR and their pop sensibility is right in synch with their tendency to rock.” - ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE


SO many shows!! Please come out and see us in KS on tour - YOU ROCK! :)


*We are NOMINATED for Alternative Band, Music Video, Song and Acoustic Performance in the 2014 Project Backstage Midwest Music Awards..you can VOTE 1X/EVERYDAY til Feb 23rd at this link..it would be so appreciated! http://www.projectbackstage.com/pb-awards-2011/2014-official-voting-ballot/

*Our music video to "Monster" is up to 11K views and growing!! Thanks for all the support - watch and subscribe to our channel as new videos are on their way at YouTube.com/RedVelvetCrushMusic

*In the studio last night at Chapman Recording Studios..recording something special for you all, will be released soon ;)

*Media/Article promo features on RVC in Northland Lifestyle Magazine, StageShocked.com and the Topeka Capital Journal all this month!

*We had a great time at the Boobie Trap Topeka last weekend and will be performing there alongside Blameshift March 4th for Mardi Gras..our next KC full band show is now March 6th with Blameshift at Riot Room!

*Working on many more cool endeavors..we always keep you posted..thanks for the continuous support and Happy Valentine's Day..we've got a crush on you, ;)

Music Video TEASER


10/19 7PM @ Riot Room in KC!! Be there!

RVC Debut Music Video

Been keeping busy w/ radio, writing, plotting/planning...and we're also excited to announce we will be filming our DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO to our song "Monster" w/ 902 Sound & Film Studios in September!! SO excited for this chapter of RVC...stay tuned... PS - Keep up to date with us on our website, Facebook and e-mail list of course..thanks for all the continuous support of RVC!!

Debut EP Smoke and Mirrors out now!!



Produced by Dave Percefull (Green Day, David Cook) at yellowDOGstudios in Austin, TX - We are so excited to finally release this EP, we worked very hard on it and it shows some new chapters of RVC in what's to come...

See you in a week KC for our EP release show ;)

"You Didn't Lose!" our 1st single out NOW!!

"You Didn't Lose!" our 1st single off our debut EP, Smoke and Mirrors is available NOW for exclusive download at our ReverbNation store on our page and also as new lyric vid on our YouTube is now up!! Radio premiere at 6pm 5/14/13 on Alice 102 in KC/Alice102.com - tune in!! Listen now!!


We're so excited to announce all of this finally! (More news coming soon as well, can't announce yet!) 2 months til our big KC record release show - make sure you get your ticket @ CZARKC.COM ($15 gets you a ticket, autographed limited edition CD and a vinyl sticker) Our debut EP, Smoke and Mirrors will be released Tuesday, June 4th, 2013!! PRE-ORDERS now available now at our brand new store @ http://nvy.gd/12TO3Qt CLIPS from ALL 4 songs are UP NOW on our brand new official website that launched today (REDVELVETCRUSHMUSIC.COM) and on our ReverbNation right here! VOTE on your favorite clip to help us choose our first single here: http://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/akpud The single will hit radio & iTunes Tuesday, May 14th, 2013! We begin full band/stage show rehearsals tonight...more news and tour dates coming soon...thank YOU for the continuous support and are so excited to begin the new chapters of Red Velvet Crush...3

KC record release show & important updates!!

...Very excited to announce our record release show in Kansas City will be at Czar Bar Saturday, June 15th!! All new music, stage show, merch and RVC will finally be full band!! Presale tickets available online (check out the special $15 bundle - Autographed EP, vinyl sticker & ticket to the show) and through RVC directly!! More info on our EP coming soon including preorder info - our brand new single comes out in May!! Tour dates, radio & TV appearances around the Midwest will be posted soon!! Video montages and our official website and more coming soon as well!! So excited!! ♥ ♥ ♥ Link to PRESALE TICKETS for our KC record release show 6/15 @ Czar Bar/All ages:


WON 2 AWARDS! plus updates!!

**We WON 2 awards in the 2013 Project Backstage Midwest Rock Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year AND Acoustic Performance of the Year!!!! So honored & humbled! Thank YOU to all of our supporters, fans, family and friends who voted for us & of course Project Backstage! **Our record is in the process of mixing/mastering/artwork - announcements on our record release show, tour date, band members, presale tickets, preorders announced APRIL 1ST! No joke ;) **Interview w/ ROCKWIRED.COM up April 2nd for the April 2013 issue!! **Thank YOU for keeping us in the top 10 charts in KC btw!! -RVC.