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The Velvet Jimis / Press

“Chicago's WXRT Richard Milne's Local Anesthetic featured "Summer Nights", track 4 of The Velvet Jimis' New Album Release "Thirsty Again"”

“On the Veltway - Navigating Berwyn's Music Corridor I'm not a big Facebook guy and generally don't take the time to "like" anything when it comes to FB but I couldn't help but take notice of a page after being being nudged to like  "The Veltway " on my iPhone.¿¿My first first thought "What the heck is the Veltway?" was followed by "how am I supposed to hit that "like" button while getting jostled around on the green line?" When I opened the page I read it was "a resource to the music and food on 12th Street". Ok got it - RooseVELT Road. Then I thought "wow, this could actually be useful!" ”

“The Velvet Jimis are a party jam band capable of navigating the intersection of soul, funk, blues, rock, and a sidecar of hip-hop. On the 12-track The Distance Between Us, they can be slow-burn bluesy, as on “Sweet Angeline,” with seductive, harmonizing vocals, or they can combine scat-singing and funk, as on “When I Get Home.” “Shoot Shoot Bang Bang” is gloves-off garage rock – these guys are up for anything and they generally deliver. (velvetjimis.com) – Jason Scales”

“I'll always want to hear your new stuff. Keep it coming. Richard Milne Local Anesthetic-WXRT”

Richard Milne, WXRT

“********* “Not a rock band but a rock show!” Robert Glick – Booker, Reggies Music Joint ”

Robert Glick-"Reggies Music Joint"

"Over 30 gigs and they always bring the ring." Rob Pierce, Owner/Booker, Friendly Tap

Rob Pierce, Friendly Tap

"We'll have them back in 2012!" (Belmont Sheffield Fest) Gehrig Peterson Music Director, Chicago Special Events Manager

Chicago Special Events

" The VJ's are Sonic Haymakers! " Bill Fitzgerald, Owner/ Booker, Fitzgerald's Nightclub

Bill Fitzgerald

“New from ChicagoRock1: Presenting the Oak Parks own The Velvet Jimi’s playing outdoors on Madison Ave. In Forest Park Il. They are an outstanding soul/rock/funk that can really cook. In this clip we see them do a couple of outstanding covers. First a great version of “A’int No Sunshine” and then a rocking cover of I’m A Man. They are well worth checking out if you see them playing in your area. Here is a link to their web site for downloads, tour info and other good stuff. http://velvetjimis.com/ MindsiMedia has several channels on YouTube and other video sharing outlets. You can access all of them from our web portal at http://www.mindsimedia.info/ You can also link up to our blog, Pandora radio stations and other outposts of ours on the Internet.”

“THE VELVET JIMIS NEW MUSIC VIDEO See the Trib local”

“Fitzgerald's is more of a roadhouse than a pub. I believe you can get food here, but this is a music venue more than anything else. Caught a show here for a Haiti benefit recently. One of the warm up bands was Velvet Jimis. They're kind of a funky band with a modern twist on the whole Sly and the Family Stone vibe, with a rock/funk/soul vibe. I highly recommend checking these guys out. I wish they would come play in the city. The main act was a zydeco guy called Terrance Simien. He evidently won a Grammy and held it up for the crowd to see. That guy played his heart out. Good stuff. If I lived out in the burbs I'd come to this place more often for shows.”

“Velvet Jimis: A Band of Dads- are comprised of seven local musicians who mostly met through their kids. ”

“VELVET JIMIS @ FRIENDLY TAP”