Sorry for delays with Ug Featured Band update, we are getting way much more promotion requests than expected. Nevertheless, keep'em sending on my way and I'll get it posted. UG's next featured band -- innovative 4-piece punk rockers from California, The Velisha!
This innovative 4-piece band from Fresno, California met as students at Central High School in 2001. They were drawn together by their mutual admiration for The Misfits - forming a tribute band called Teenagers From Mars. They soon realized that they were much too creative to limit themselves as a tribute band, pulling from vast influences of various punk-stylings, old and new. They began writing and arranging original material, thus forming The Velisha.
This name was chosen by our lead singer/guitarist, Franco, combining the French word "Velinquent" (which has something to do with rebellion or something) with the word Militia, and a slight spelling change, hence The Velisha.
No. of members: 4 - Franco - guitar & vocals - Garth - guitar & vocals - Chris - bass & vocals - Joseph - drums
Punk music. Mainly old-school '77 punk and modern Oi and Street Punk and some old-school '80s hardcore punk. Main influences are - The Virus, Cheap Sex, The Havoc, The Misfits, The Varukers, The Devotchkas, Rancid, The Casualties, etc.
Its basically something a little different from most bands. We do what we do, and that is play music. Our lyrics tend to be rebellious and political and try and send out a message of not letting the system bring you down.
Visit our website at Velisha.Com.