"Blue Velvet" by The Cocktail Preachers

"Blue Velvet" was originally recorded by Tony Bennet in 1959, but the best known version is by Bobby Vinton - that was the one used in the David Lynch film of the same name.

The Cocktail Preachers
PO Box 4404 Hammond, IN 46324
contact: stevergtr@aol.com
website: www.cocktailpreachers.com

"The song "Blue Velvet" was chosen as a nod to our favorite movie. This dark David Lynch movie has the upbeat bouncy song as a definitive contrast to the action horror. "Blue Velvet" also appears on the bands most recent effort "Exotic moods of..." which is a CD of Exotica influence takes on surf classics".

The Cocktail Preachers are:
Stevie Martini - Guitar
Phil Tiki - Bass
Bruce 'Vitamin B' Bindeman - Guitar
Rick Casino - Drums

"Hailing from the shores of Lake Michigan The Cocktail Preachers have found that Chicago offers a unique atmosphere for playing. In a big City where blues clubs are dominant, The Cocktail Preachers have almost single-handedly brought their own version of the California sound to the Windy City. The Cocktail Preachers consist of Stevie Martini (lead guitar), Phil Tiki (bass), Bruce 'Vitamin B' Bindeman (rhythm guitar), and Rick Casino (drums).
Since hitting the Chicago skyline with this lineup in December 2003, the Cocktail Preachers have been playing in one form or another since 1997. With constant rave show reviews, the Preachers have contributed to numerous national & international surf music compilations, proving their brand of instrumental music has no borders".

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