Roxx Revolt & The Velvets
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Roxx Revolt & The Velvets

Naples, Florida, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Naples, Florida, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Rock Classic Rock




"Review - RR&TV Music Madness Magazine"

Roxx Revolt & The Velvets bring the heat to South Street - Music Madness Magazine


Roxx Revolt didn’t meet The Velvets until 2018 when the two projects came together to unite in the underground music scene in Southwest Florida.

Roxette “Roxx” Barrios, vocals and rhythm guitar, scouted three other Fort Myers locals to form the only glam-punk band in the area.

Each member has an extensive musical background from playing in various projects.

“All of our past experiences have an influence on the ways we write and styles we have developed,” said Jake Shockley, lead guitar and backing vocals. “We are continuing to incorporate the sounds we have in our heads into our music.

Barrios met Shockley after watching him play a live show with another local band last year.

Barrios, a Venezuelan-born talent, believes her own culture inspires her to write and has an impact on the music she workshops with the band.

She said Venezuelan culture is very vibrant and warm, and she allows it to shape her musical style.

Bassist and backing vocalist Dan Heath came into the picture through a mutual friend. He has been jamming with Barrios since 2016 around the beginning of her solo project, Roxx Revolt.

“SWFL has such an amazingly talented scene for female-fronted groups,” Heath said. “Talent and the integrity of the music are what count, and everyone here delivers. There is only one Roxx, and it’s euphoric having her at the helm.”

M artists in the rock/metal scene are predominantly male. SWFL is no exception.

However, we have some shining female stars down here, with Barrios rightfully earning her place as one of them.

“I’m not one to be defined or feel limited because of my gender,” Barrios said. “There’s definitely an attitude when people, especially guys in the music scene, underestimate you at the beginning. It is always rewarding to watch stigmas [get] demolished, especially when you play a little part in it.”

Roxx Revolt and the Velvets (RRTV) recently debuted their new single titled, “King Revolt” on Sept. 17. Drums for the song were recorded by past RRTV member, Wes “James” Mitzelfeld. However, Jordan Favazza is the band’s current drummer.

“King Revolt” is a celebration of one’s spirit. The members described it to be about feeling like a black sheep but accepting it rather than being ashamed of the fact. The single is available on Spotify and YouTube.

Barrios and the others began RRTV with a clear vision in mind. They wanted to shape the current local scene into something energetic and positive.

“We were tired of seeing what I call ‘dead kids shows’ where nobody seemed to be enjoying it,” Barrios said. “Revolt is in our name because we are in a protest against these shows and want people to celebrate their humanity, happiness, and love.”

A full-length album has been confirmed and will be released sometime during the beginning of 2020.

RRTV’s next show is on October 12 at Rack’em Spirits & Times in Cape Coral. The band will play “King Revolt” live and possibly tease some of their newest tracks. - Eagle News, by Nina Mendes


King Revolt - Single 

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When solo artist ROXX REVOLT met THE VELVETS, lightning struck and started a fire. From those raging flames and embers, Roxx Revolt & The Velvets was officially born.

With metal maestro DAN HEATH on bass, a wizard on the guitar — JAKE SHOCKLEY — and ear-splitting percussion, the daring Venezuela-born vocalist tied the ribbon and made her stage name their statement.

Each member’s individuality has molded RR&TV into what is nothing less than a supernova of glam rock, classic rock and roll and riotous punk. The group’s energy itself is where power and glamour meet. Being heavily influenced by groups like the Rolling Stones, Iggy and the Stooges, T.Rex, the Clash, Black Sabbath, and David Bowie, they roll their own way by creating a mix of genres they define as “glammy-punk and roll.”

The band debuted at Florida non-profit Love Your Rebellion’s “Rock for Equality” benefit show in November of that year. Since then, they’ve been ripping through South Florida while also making plans to tour not only the rest of the state, but the country.

Their first EP will be released late 2019 and their debut full-length album is set to be released by the beginning of 2020.

"Revolt she said, Revolt I give. Revolt, my friend, that's me."

Band Members