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Puma
The Booda Velvets have been hand-picked by Puma for an all-out footwear sponsorship! And The Booda Velvets are featured on their website along with a select handful of well-known bands like Linkin Park and Jimmy Eat World. So catch the band on tour wearing some pretty fly kicks from Puma and check them out at mypuma.com .

The Mitch Albom Show
The Booda Velvets appeared on ABC's nationally syndicated radio/tv program, "The Mitch Albom Show" . The band brought the show in and out of commercial breaks with live music. The show gets between 3 and 8 million listeners!

Tower Records
Tower Records, due to all of the excitement, featured The Booda Velvets in every Tower Records location in the United States this January. Our new album, "Headrush" was in the Emerging Artists Premiere Section of your local Tower Records location. If you haven't picked up the album yet, Tower is a great place to do it! You can also order it from them online at www.towerrecords.com or use their site to find the closest Tower to you.

The Discovery Channel - Outward Bound
We've licensed several tracks to The Discovery Channel for their new show, "Outward Bound". Stay tuned for air times and dates, but it will be early on in 2002 keep checking our web site for details.

TBV featured on NBC!
NBC's "Xbox Pipeline Masters Show" sponsored by Vans, opened with music from The Booda Velvets. It aired 12/23 on NBC at 3pm (EST) / 12pm (Pacific). This is the biggest surfing contest in the world, and the first time surfing has aired on network TV in 20 years. Our music opened the show, and appeared later on in the first round "highlights". Our name and album was credited on screen in the midst of the “highlights” section! If you missed it, stay tuned….it’s scheduled to re-air on Fox within the next few months!

Metro Channel
Camera crews, taping crews, lighting and such arrived at Arlene Grocery on Friday, November 2, to film The Booda Velvets Live! The segment, The Daily Beat, included interviews plus live footage of the band performing. This segment aired live on The Metro Channel in NYC.

Digital Club Network
The Digital Club Network or DCN.com continues to webcast The Booda Velvets Live from various venues around the country. You may tune into dcn.com and watch us live, or download past shows from their archives.

WLIR FM 92.7
WLIR 92.7 FM in Long Island, NY has been spinning The Booda Velvets on their specialty shows. Please drop them a line at (516) 955-0927 to request more BV tunes, or email them at: equest@wlir.com or harlan@wlir.com

Bands For America
"Staring at the Sun" has been added to the national "Bands for America" compilation disc, featuring some of the top music talent from across the country. It's quite an honor to be listed with such great bands, but even more of an honor that we can help raise money for the 9/11 Fund, with our music. The proceeds from this album go to benefit the victims of the tragedy. It is available in stores nationwide and you can purchase it and find out much more at their website

MTV's Road Rules
MTV used a segment of "American" in MTV's "Road Rules." Music from The Booda Velvets' new album, Headrush, has been licensed to numerous television shows that have expressed interest. So, keep your ears and eyes out for more music on the tube.

Gotham Records
The Booda Velvets recently signed a recording contract with the independent record label Gotham Records. Founded by Patrick Arn in 1994, Gotham Records specializes in alternative rock and is distributed by Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), an AOL Time Warner company. Gotham Records has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. The Booda Velvets released their first full-length album, Headrush, by Gotham Records on Sept 4, 2001.

Philadelphia Music Conference 2001
For the second year in a row, The Booda Velvets participated in the Philadelphia Music Conference in Philadelphia, PA at The Hard Rock Cafe.

CMJ Music Marathon 2000
For the third year in a row, The Booda Velvets participated in the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC. The CMJ Music Marathon is the world's largest music business gathering, attended by more than 9,000 industry professionals, artists and music enthusiasts who converge on New York City to celebrate today's music and chart its direction for tomorrow.

NXNE North by Northeast 2000
The Booda Velvets participated at Canada's premiere new music festival and industry conference, North by Northeast in Tornoto, Canada Saturday June, 10 2000 at Rivoli. The NXNE conference helped us get up close and personal with Canadian and international musicians and music industry heavies. We met some great folks up there and won over the crowd at our showcase. For a nice review of our showcase, follow this link:
The Booda Velvets at NXNE

Mp3.com
Receltly, Mp3.com, the industry's premier website for mp3, put The Booda Velvets in their Artist Spotlight with The Booda Velvets' very own song Cassius Clay as their featured song of the day. According to Mp3.com, "This band [The Booda Velvets] brings you a very hard driving, Modern Rock song with screaming guitars and passionate singing."

Entertainment Weekly
The Booda Velvets had an excellent write-up in the June 26, 1998 issue of Entertainment Weekly in the multimedia section. The article featured a swell color picture of the band plus a direct quote from us.

The Booda Velvets Win Guinness Fleadh Band Search
The Booda Velvets won the Guinness Fleadh Band Search involving more than 150 bands from New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut that participated in the competition. They then went on to perform at the 1998 Guinness Fleadh Festival on Saturday June 13 at Downing Stadium on Randalls Island, NYC. This was an opportunity of a lifetime for them; performing in front of thousands of festival goers alongside of other amazing performers including: Sinead O’Connor, Squeeze, Shane MacGowan, Tracy Chapman, X and others.
The Guinness Fleadh is held yearly and hosts some of the greatest performers from Ireland, America and the World! Some of the biggest names in Irish and American popular music and entertainment take center stage during the celebration of culture and performance.

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