Shigawake Music Festival 2016 – Aug 12-14

by Chris on July 22nd, 2016

I'm excited to be playing at this year's Shigawake Music Festival in Shigawake, QC with a fantatstic line-up that includes Land of Talk, L'il Andy, Victory Chimes, Jessie Mac Cormack, among many other great acts. It's going to be a musical love-in. Come if you can! Check their site here for details

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New Music Video For “un-American Gothic”

by Chris on April 5th, 2016

Chris Velan’s latest single, “un-American Gothic”, has spent the last few weeks climbing both CBC’s Radio 2 Top 20 chart and Radio 3’s R3-30. As a thank-you for the support, the Montreal songwriter and producer is pleased to reveal the new video for the single, just as he prepares to hit the road for a string of tour dates. Animated by Sinbad Richardson through his animation house, Vienna...

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Exclaim! – Album Review

March 7th, 2016
  Chris Velan Glow By Laura Stanley Published Mar 04, 2016 7 On his sixth studio album, Chris Velan combines pieces of his varied sonic inspirations — singer-songwriters, West African guitar-pop, ’80s rock — with his complex thoughts on life and love to create a rich mosaic. It’s a combination so varied that it...
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              reviewed by Eleni Armenakis  Dubbed a traveling troubadour, Montreal’s Chris Velan finally came home to find his roots and eventually record Glow—his first in his hometown in a decade. Over that time, Velan has racked up an impressive six releases as he circled the globe recording, producing...
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Cashbox Magazine

March 7th, 2016
  Montreal songwriter and producer Chris Velan dropped sixth LP, Glow March 4 and is all aglow as he preps for hitting the road to show off the thing. As a teaser, he's just put out a tres trippy video for the title track Glow. Directed by Velan himself, the video was filmed “at the height of summer over the course of three magical...
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“Glow” is now out!

March 4th, 2016
So happy to announce that the new album is now available! You can download glow in its entirety on iTunes or pick up a copy on Bandcamp. Give it a listen, spread the word, let me know what you think.
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By Kerry Doole Wed, 02/24/2016 - 07:20

Chris Velan- “un-American Gothic” (NewSong Recordings): This is the first single taken from Chris Velan’s upcoming sixth album, Glow (out on March 4). The Montreal-based singer/songwriter co-produced the album with Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat) and it features top local...
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As winter begins to set in, the first single from Chris Velan’s upcoming Glow album is just the warmth we need. On this album Velan has got a wickedly talented backup cast, featuring members of Suuns, AoarA, Islands and more, and the result is the stunning and catchy “Un-American Gothic,” which constructs a...

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