Local Artist Profiles

Velvet Green
Velvet Green
Velvet Green are an established husband and wife duo, who have been performing regularly since 2006

Going to folk clubs regular since the mid 70s, they started performing after Paul spent around 18 months playing bass guitar in a Mod band called ‘The Journey’. When that finished they decided to get back to folk music, but as their regular club had finally closed it’s doors, the Woodman was their first port of call, mainly to see an old friend ‘John Richards’ perform with the JRB’s. After returning to the Woodman to become Friday night regulars, they started to perform on singers nights, songs written either by Paul or Sue’s favourite artist Waterfall.

After a few years as Paul and Sue they took the name ‘Velvet Green’, thanks to a Jethro tull song, and have performed at many folk / acoustic clubs, open mic’s, church halls, around the midlands and beyond. They have supported a number of acts throughout the years, and have played at many charity concerts in front of audiences numbers from 25 to 200. Three favourite gigs are playing under canvas at Sheringham regatta week, folk festival day. As one of the 4 acts playing during a ‘Royal Oak folk club’ Oakathon’ charity night, and performing as one of the acts at ‘John Hendly’s memorial concert’ at Newhampton arts centre.

They continue to perform as one of the resident acts at the Woodman.