Velavox is an alternative music duo from Vancouver, Canada made up of Nicole Gibson (Vocals) and Chris Kelly (Vocals, Synths, Electric Guitar, Programming). Their award-nominated songs have kept them busy throughout 2020-2021, being selected in the first round of artists for the RBCXMusic First Up program, where they played a 30 minute showcase as well as taking part in their masterclass program. They were also selected to be part of the Canadian Music Incubator (2021) and landed 2 showcases at Canadian music week (2021).  

The duo’s newest release, ‘Somebody That I Liked,’ (October 2021) delves into singer, Nicole Gibson's, life when she hit a mental health low. ‘Somebody That I Liked’ portrays what it’s like to constantly be in your own head and how it can often feel like a never-ending horror film of sorts. “I remembered a specific moment during this time where I was in the shower and had broken down into tears wondering why my brain was doing this and why I couldn’t go back to happy normal Nicole and be somebody that I liked again.” Cinematically inspired, Velavox, blends high-wire emotions over a modern alternative sound.  

‘Somebody That I Liked’ is just the beginning of this new chapter for the duo. Their upcoming work speaks to personal themes in their life including mental health struggles and learning to embrace all parts of your art .  

They are set to drop more tracks in early 2022.  

RIYL: Halsey, Transviolet, CHVRCHES

Vancouver based alt-pop duo, Velavox – comprised of Nicole Gibson and Chris Kelly – are ready to dazzle the world with their brand of alternative dark-pop and genuine songwriting.” - Tina Roumeliotis

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Previous events

Date Event Location
(SOLD OUT) Velavox at The Railway The Railway, Vancouver The Railway, Vancouver
Canadian Music Week Presents: Velavox Midtown Stage Midtown Stage
Canadian Music Week Presents: Velavox Uptown Stage Uptown Stage
LIVE! at Little Mountain Studios Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver Little Mountain Studios, Vancouver
Creative BC's Showcase BC with: Kelly & Gibson Our basement Our basement
Velavox at Island Pacific School's 25th Anniversary - A Virtual Cyber Soiree  
RBCXMusic #Firstup Virtual Finalist Show  
VIRTUAL Car Free Day Festival Commercial Drive  
Velavox Duo Debut Show at The Railway  
Harmony Arts Festival  
Uptown Live! Music Festival  
Car Free Day Commercial Drive Festival  
Bluelight Studios  
Music in the Landing Music Festival Gibsons, BC Gibsons, BC
The Railway Vancouver Vancouver
'Sanctuary: Population One' Movie World Premier  
Public Mobile Music Fest  
Acoustic Show at the Gastown Atrium  
The Railway  
Cumberland Wild Festival Cumberland, BC Cumberland, BC