The Black Velvet Band


Lead Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Fiddle, Accordion.


The Black Velvet Band is the Boston area’s premier dance and show band for Irish and American music, playing a huge variety of great music, taking requests, engaging the audience, and creating lasting memories. Our reputation throughout the area is best illustrated by dozens of repeat clients, some for over 25 years.
Our general playlist features all sorts of Irish music - lively rebel tunes, beautiful waltzes from every county, songs for everyone to sing or participate, and ballads that tell the story of Ireland’s people, emigration and history. We also play a wide range of classic oldies from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, a range from Sinatra to the Stones to Springsteen to Smashmouth, and lots in between. Please check out our website, blackvelvetband.

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Member since:
Apr 18 2022
Active within 2 weeks
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Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
50 years


We would love to welcome a competent keyboard/piano/accordion player, and secondarily a fiddle player, who can learn our Irish set and can help us expand our classic rock repertoire. Backup and some lead vocals would be a big plus. We are open to new music and original songs, with the emphasis on music people will want to dance to.

Members Of Band

The Black Velvet Band performs as a single to full 6-piece band. In March, we play about 20 gigs, but through the rest of the year, we average 1-3 jobs a month. We are not looking to play every weekend, but would like to build some consistency of work throughout the year. Though we don’t play a lot of bars and clubs due to the pay, we’re open to the right opportunities. We actively seek work both North and South of Boston, and may travel to NH, the Cape and west to Worcester.


You bring your instrument and amplification, we’ve got the rest.