hey everyone! wow i suck at updating this news section.. but hi!!! i’m about to leave for tour, like, tomorrow (more info on the shows page) but when i get back i am going to update this fancy website with all the info and updates that you didn’t even know you’ve been craving! you may even get a kitten picture as well!!! but yes, i promise a major update when i return! until then, see ya on the road?

now do you all believe that im immortal?!

for those who dont know, last night (saturday june 23) there was an accident and a cement ceiling fell onto me (well onto an air duct then hit a wall then me). i am going to be fine. i have a slight skull fracture that did not require surgery and should heal just fine. i also had to have 9 stitches in my head and 4 above my eyebrow.

thanks to everyone for the well wishes and kindness and just all around awesomeness. it has been so overwhelming beautiful and thanks! ill try my best to write people back but if i miss ya im sorry, pretty exhausted. i will of course be accepting “get well soon” bootys and such 😉

but really, thanks again everyone and ill be back on stage before ya know it!

p.s. if you want to help moneywise, please, feel free to go buy an album at velvetcrayon.bandcamp.com or check out my stuff on spotify!



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hello there! wow it’s 2018! i can’t believe it. well, here’s what is planned so far:

i took january off. i’ve been just relaxing and it’s felt really really nice.

in february the squids are joining forces with the PLIBmen for a show at my favourite bar in philly, bob and barbara’s!

in march, jelly boy, matterz squidling, and myself, are hitting the road for a mini-tour.. we’re going to ypsilanti, detroit, and chicago. just a little trip. there may be one more date added to this but we’re not sure yet.

in april i am doing superfreak weekend at coney island usa! it’s always a really fun weekend with my freakfriends and i can’t wait.

then in late april / early may.. no promises yet.. but there’s been whispers of a velvet crayon tour. not a super big one, but a tour none-the-less. sharpie and i want to hit the road and do some things! there’s no solid details for this at all but hopefully there will be some coming very soon.

and then the other thing planned for 2018 is that i will be a full time cast member of the coney island circus sideshow this summer and will be performing saturday – wednesday. i will post when this starts but probably around late may / early june.

besides that, i just want to play a lot of music this year. last year there was a ton of recording and music videos which was so very fun and now this year i want to play those songs! so hopefully with me being in nyc this summer for coney that’ll mean more music shows in nyc, probably some slipper room fun, and all kinds of surprises.

that’s all for now, i need to be productive with other things.. talk soon world!

well hello there! i don’t post in this section very often but i thought i’d give an end of the year update.

this year, 2017, has been an extremely productive one. not only was there a ton of awesome shows i performed in but i also put out two, yes, TWO, full length albums: Ampersand Imperfecta and The Lost They Are A Generation. but i’m not done yet, nope, i play on releasing a third full length album before the year is over. this third album will be titled: Plays Childrens Songs, Sorta (If Your Kids Drop Acid). expect that album to be released sometime in December 2018.

also this year, with the help of my amazing wife Sharpie Velour, i have released a music video every month! still working on november and decembers videos but at the end there will have been 12 new music videos in 2017!

but what is ahead, you may be asking yourself. well, a lot is a head! in 2018 i plan to continue the productiveness. still will be releasing music videos (probably not one a month, we want to do more elaborate one’s so maybe every other month or one every three months or something).

i am also revamping my live setup, so in 2018 you will hopefully see and hear a whole new setup when i play live. this is so that i can play all of the new songs i’ve written as well as one’s i haven’t even thought of yet.

there have been talks of a Redding Fields album in early 2018 as well as maybe a Velvet Crayon / Redding Fields tour!!!!

so lots is ahead of us here at Velvet Crayon. thanks for all the support this year! it’s meant so much to me and i’m excited for the future! cheers!

p.s. don’t forget, another new album before the year is over!!!!!

hello everyone! i am the worst at updating this news section but everyone already knew that. here’s some plans for velvet crayon in 2017:

a new album, “ampersand imperfecta”, has already been released in january of this year! it’s available on itunes, apple music, spotify, google play, bandcamp, all the things! check it out!

it will be released on cd in march!

what else is new.. oh yeah, i entered the tiny desk contest again, my entry can be seen here:

speaking of videos.. i am planning / attempting to release a new velvet crayon music video every month! yes! i have a week left to do one for february but it’s in the works so i think we’ll make it in time!

what else is new… going to do lots of shows as always. want me to visit your town? send me an email!

i think that’s it for now. stay tuned. most up to date stuff is on facebook and instragram. cheers!


i will be performing at the coney island circus sideshow, in nyc, every friday-sunday in august! that’s August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, & 28th! first show starts at 1p and runs continuous throughout the day with the last tickets being sold at 7p! $10 for adults and only $5 for kids. it’s a completely family friendly show, which i know i don’t do all that often.

you will see me there doing a mix of music (both my electric one-manned-band setup as well as ukulele songs), my take on the natural born freak sideshow classic “ask me anything”, maybe i’ll pick my nose with my tongue, maybe i’ll even ribbon dance here and there.. who knows?!

more info from the coney island website:

Sideshows by the Seashore is the last permanently housed not for profit venue in the USA where you can experience the thrill of a traditional ten-in-one circus sideshow. They’re here, they’re real and they’re alive! Freaks, wonders and human curiosities!

We perform continuous admission and we are conveniently located at the world famous Coney Island amusement park. Think about it folks, the ten-in-one circus sideshow is another Coney Island gift to culture along with other Brooklyn beach inventions like the hot dog and the roller coaster. Established by Coney Island, USA in 1985, where else would you find the world’s first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping alive the American sideshow?

Current Cast:
Betty Bloomerz, Ray Valenz, Princess Pat, Zoe Ziegfeld, Nola Star, Justin Weber, Dr. Claw, Mr. Strange (Outside Talker).

Special Summer Guest Performers:
August – Velvet Crayon

*Please Note: Not all performers perform on the same days

Tickets can be purchased at the door only on the day of performance. We do not take reservations for the sideshow. The price is $10 for Adults and $5 for children under 12 years old. We reserve the right to discount our prices and run periodic specials if you can catch one. The show may also stop selling tickets during inclement weather. Please note: Mermaid Parade and 4th of July, all tickets are $10. Our show runs continuously. A complete show takes approximately 45 minutes from the time you enter the show. We do not allow photography, videotaping or sound recording of the show.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


i have started a blog / digizine / a writing thing about my thoughts, questions, and/or philosophy of cripple, a cripple manifesto. i know it may not seem like it is directly related to the art or music of “velvet crayon” but they are actually both the entirely same thing. won’t write much about it here at vcDOTcom but over on the cripple manifesto page, you can learn more and keep up with the writings.

yes! i have been attacking the website redesign. i have also updated the show history and it is completely up to date (although some setlists are listed as “unknown” because, well, i don’t know what was played those nights but all the shows should be there!)

my next show is on april 10th at connie’s ric rac (1132 S 9th St, Philadelphia) for anomie fatale’s “i am great neck” record release party. it’s from 3p-6p and it’s freeeee. i will be playing a velvet crayon set there. more info can be found on the facebook event.

other than that i do not have any more shows currently booked. i am working on a summer european tour with the squidling brothers.. more info when we have it.

i am also still recording! yes! hoping to have more news on the rest of ampersand imperfecta in the next couple of months, as well as some other projects that are in the works.

okay, back to working on the website. cheers!

hi! i suck at updating websites. i should get better at that.

here’s new things!

first, i entered the 2016 npr tiny desk contest! i played my song “sleep it all off” and you can view that over on the youtubes: velvet crayon – sleep it all off (tiny desk contest)

second, i released a new thing! it’s called “the first 6 songs of ampersand imperfecta“, catchy right? well it’s a sampler of the upcoming full length album which will be available this spring. if you buy the sampler now, you will receive the full album at half price! yes!

third, upcoming shows!
january 29th – sideshow performance @ roxy & dukes
january 4 – february 9th – new orleans grind show (more info coming soon)
february 11th – baltimore, md (more info coming soon)
february 13th – live at bob & barbara’s lounge, philadelphia, pa (6-8p – free!)
more shows and info about these shows to be announced soon!

that’s all for now. see you next time!

whoa, it’s been a while since i’ve updated this here internet page. sorry! been on the road a lot traveling but here is an up to date schedule for the next tour. will update it again before we leave / once it’s finalized. and then when i’m back in november i’ll revamp the website. till then!

Squidling Bros Fall 2015 Tour! [as of oct 2]
(more details coming soon / more dates to be announced)

Thursday October 15
Ottawa Tavern
1817 Adams St. Toledo OH 43615
Fri./Sat. 16/17
Theatre Bizarre Detroit MI
Sunday October 18
Cross Roads Bar and Grille
517 W Cross St. Ypsilanti MI 48197
Tuesday October 20
Five Star Dive Bar $5 21+
561 E Jackson Blvd, Elkhart IN 46516
Wednesday October 21
Uptown Underground
407 N Broadway St. Chicago IL 60640
Thursday October 22
Bada Brew
802 Theodore St. Crest Hill IL 60403
Friday October 23
West Port Flea Market: The Buffalo Room
817 Westport Rd., Kansas City MO 64111
Saturday October 24
Lucky’s Everyday
1217 E Douglas Ave. Wichita KS 67211
Sun. 25
The Bottle Neck w/ Foxy by Proxy
Lawrence KS
Wednesday October 28
The Attic at Overton Square
Memphis TN
Thurs. 29
Flying Monkey Arts Huntsville AL

Wed. 4
Old Red Door at the Quad Complex Atlanta GA

Thurs. 5
The Odditorium Asheville NC
Fri. 6
Kohinoor Hookah Palace Greensboro NC

Fri. 13
2424 Studios Philadelphia PA