The Whovian People

The Velveteen Band loves cosplay. That should go without saying; just look at us!

Cosplayers inspire us by doing something we’ve always strived for: they envision a world more exciting or colorful than our own, and then physically embody it so the rest of us can see what they’re looking at, and what we’ve been missing.

This became clear to us while filming our 2014 Comic-Con video.  In particular, the Doctor Who cosplayers stood out. This is a group that celebrates intellect over violence, creativity in all things, and the richness and diversity of other cultures. Rock on!

So, when we went back this year, we wanted to do something a little special for them…

The Velveteen Band presents a mashup between Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” and the Doctor Who theme song (originally by Ron Grainer), with lyrics by us about Doctor Who cosplayers.

Much love to everyone we managed to drag into our crazy world for a few minutes. You’re why we did this.

You may download the song for free from this link on SoundCloud. You will also be able to stream our whole album there. Please do, and tell your friends about us!

(by Aaron Levitz, Jason Amelio, Claire Flores and Dan Flores):

I wanna watch you, I’d love to meet you.
I’ll wait in panel lines just to greet you.
But what to wear at the Comic-Con?
So many cosplay options, you can’t go wrong!

The Whovian People, The Whovian People.
are all dressing up as the good and evil.
Silence, Ood, or Cybermen!
Angels, Doctors, Companions!

Rolling Daleks, so full of hate…
Brandish those plungers! Exterminate!!

Hey! You! Alons-y!!
I’ve got a screwdriver. Follow me!
Hey! You, watching BBC!
If you’re the companion, I know what I’ll be.

Those creepy statues drive me to drink.
Don’t look away. Don’t even blink.

The Whovian People, The Whovian People,
are all dressing up as the good and evil.
Machines and monsters, ready to go.
Call boxes face the void. Geronimo!


Rolling Daleks, so full of hate…
Brandish those plungers! Exterminate!

The Whovian People
The Whovian People (aahh) [x4]

[Chorus x2]

The Whovian People [x8]

Awesome August!

We’re excited about pretty much everything this month, because it’s all exciting!

First off, we’re about to release a studio recording and music video for “the Whovian People,” our tribute to Doctor Who cosplayers by way of Marilyn Manson.

No, really.  That’s a thing we made.  We’re super proud of it.  Coming soon!

Next up, we’ve got Alice to come play at our First Fridays residency on August 7.  You might know Alice as the house band for The Labyrinth of Jareth, an event that us Henson geeks are basically in love with.

Have a listen to their album below!

What next?  Oh, just the Ventura County Fair.  No biggie.

Kidding — it’s huge.

Growing up in Ventura, the fair has always been a part of our lives, and we couldn’t be more proud to be part of it in return.

We’ll be playing two sets on August 13th, at 6pm and 8pm 7pm.  Not 8pm — apologies; our web guy can’t read.

This is an all ages show at a reasonable hour, and it’s free with fair admission.  So, that’s pretty much all of your excuses out the window.  Come see us!

On another stage just around the corner, the B-52s are also playing.

RSVP on Facebook for last minute info and reminders.

August 14th, we’re in Silver Lake, but more importantly: Chamber Band is in Silver Lake.

We’re playing a show with Chamber Band.

This is a dream come true, and a year in the making.

If you’re not familiar, Chamber Band tells epic stories through song, weaving harmonies and dynamics to really  take listeners on a journey.  Their first album, “Deities”, brought us songs of love and heartache in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Their second album, “Careers”, explores the world of the Hunger Games trilogy.

Some of that might sound like it’d be a gimmick, but it really isn’t. They create a heightened reality and manifest the things they love through their music.  It’s what we strive for ourselves.  (In fact, seeing Chamber Band perform in our early days really helped encourage us to keep going in this direction.)

Have a listen to “Deities” now:

(“Careers” launches 10-06-2015.  If you want to hear those songs earlier, you should come to the show.)

Seriously, do check them out.  And if you’re able, come out to the show.

More info here.