So this week we are going to be very busy promoting and supporting VQM bands. One of our roster bands will be heading to the southern U.S. for a mini tour that will begin with Austin TX. Red Gorilla Music Festival is hand in hand with South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin, they have been working the music scene for quite some time and offering artists from all around the country chances to feature themselves in this week of spotlighting! They have offered D-railed the opportunity to play the Dizzy Rooster on March 14th. This party however starts the day before for the guys as they network themselves with all of the industry folks in the area for showcases all over Austin. On Saturday they head upwards into Denton Texas for our cross promotional companies special showcase at Hailey’s Club. The DFW Undercover who have been extremely supportive of all that we do with VQM is celebrating Bill Pierce’s birthday. He is not only the CEO of the magazine that works hard to uncover the talent not only in the DFW area but surrounding areas, he is also a VQM team member! We are so excited to be apart of this show. Now this doesn’t end after the sun comes up, the guys will be off for one more show. Sunday March 16th will be an early kick off to the Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, and they will be playing at The Undercurrent in Tulsa OK. with fellow St. Louis band, Waterbed Yankees and quite a few talented local OK bands. Thank you all for supporting these guys they have come along way and their family keeps getting bigger.
We have had this in the past but had to re arrange and change it up. Now I am excited to say we are going to be adding the on line store for not only limited edition VQM merch but bundle packages for our roster bands. There are plenty of times when someone wants something but they are not able to see the band due to they are traveling or not out doing shows while working on albums. So we have come up with a plan to help. We will be ware housing normal merch but also working in some things for cross promoters to sell too. The VQM merch will be changing consistently and there will only be small batches at a time made up of certain prints so that we always keep your attention. If you have specific suggestions you would like to see sold from VQM or our roster bands please email me directly VQMyvonne@gmail.com and one of our team members will work on the idea and then we will present it to you prior to announcing the SALE! It is a team effort we look forward working more with our fans and bringing them things that will brighten their life in a musical way. Our Reboot Program will also be working on some merch ideas but what comes in from the sales of the Reboot Program will go to a fund for music education. Thank you for supporting music!
This weekend will be Voodoo Queen’s 40th Birthday but also highlighting twenty years in the music industry. There has been so many adventures and special events in these past two decades that we are unable to tell you all of them without having to write a book! I can say that starting out in this business as a go to girl at a music studio in St. Louis was the best thing I ever did. It gave me the knowledge of how studio recordings come about, how to delegate and work efficiently on an artist time frame. The building of relationships over these past few years has been the biggest success I have had. I do not regret any of choices with bands that I have worked with even if we have separated ways there has been so many great memories and achievements that came with those moments. Treasuring the little things and digging hard to get to the GOLD has always been my motto. STAND UP , STAND TALL, STAND 4 SOMETHING is what I always say. The folks who have worked with me during the time of VQM have been amazing and we have lost a few along the way but always keeping them in our thoughts. This year will be a ball breaker! What do I mean by that? Well, I have an amazing roster with D-railed, Saence, Urn, Virucide and Beauty In The Suffering all meshing while bringing their unique sound and art to the table. There is no where else I would rather be than at the helm of this ship and we will take it as far as possible in 2014!
We have been working more behind the scenes then in the main spotlight lately but February is the start of so much! Urn has been touring in Florida for their Crimson Kisses Tour and will be making their final stops this weekend. I can say that I believe it has been very productive and we have met some great people along the way. James Cripps from Rock Gator Radio and who was also the promoter behind two of their showcases has been such a valuable asset to VQM and to the help of Urn that we can not thank him enough. He did a special show on Rock Gator Radio as well and featured Urn and D-railed among many of very talented bands. While they have been on this journey they also met a man named JB Brock who is behind Wildman Entertainment. He has been in constant contact with me and the band and has been pushing old school very hard for this Valentine’s Day show at The Brass Mug. I have nothing but complimentary statements to say about him and his way of promotion. The south is hard when it comes to the FL/AL,MS,GA area we do not have a lot of VQM team members there yet but we are working very hard to network. If you know of someone who would be a great go getter and team player not only for us but the local scene in any of those areas have them contact me at VQMyvonne@gmail.com!