ISOTOPIA RECORDS ARTISTS
Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf is a new band on the American Indie Rock/Funk scene. Their “in your face, badass” sound has been described as “if the 70s band Chicago and Led Zepplin had a baby with Janis Joplin, you would get Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf.”
Wowing audiences in NYC and Austin, Texas, at the SXSW Festival, this 8-piece powerhouse of a band chose Detroit Michigan’s iconic United Sound Studio: home to Earth, Wind & Fire; George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic to record their debut album, BAD GET SOME.
Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf make their European debut March 31st at the esteemed Tallin Music Week in Tallin, Estonia. Tallin Music Week is the fastest growing international music festival in Europe. Over 2000 acts in every genre from 15 countries submit to the festival, but only 250 are chosen for the week’s showcases. Miss Velvet and The Blue Wolf are proud to be not only one of two American Bands invited to the 2017 festival, but to make the European release of their debut EP DARE on Isotopia Records which highlights 3 tracks from their upcoming full album BAD GET SOME. DARE will be featured on the National Estonian Rock station which has a daily following of over 44K. Clynt Yerkes on trumpet and TJ Robinson on Trombone will join the Band’s European debut.
Miss Velvet ~ Vocals
Executive Producer Constance Hauman ~ Keyboards
Co-producer Nick Carbone ~ Drums
Henry Ott ~ Guitars
James Jones ~ Bass
Jehiah Bray ~ Sax
Trevor Neumann ~ Trumpet
Dan Levine ~ Trombone
UNITED SOUND SYSTEMS STUDIO, DETROIT
Baby Raptors’ debut EP on Isotopia Records is an irresistible combination of retro 80’s songwriting combined with the vibe of Action Bronson’s hit Light in the Addict producer, Justin Nealis aka Party Supplies.
Baby Raptors’ smooth, seductive vocals on her single I am My Only Love (#40 on the UK dance charts) beckons us to dance the night away in the same way Madonna’s Holiday first blew up overnight on the club scene.
With the release of her new single Strings the comparison to 80s icons becomes even stronger, as Party Supplies’ production evokes a purposeful chic nod to the days of Prince nostalgia. However, it is Baby Raptor’s flawless, fresh, vocal timbre which possesses a vocal range not heard since the days of a young Mariah Carey, that excites us about the future for this new pop artist and songwriter on the rise.
~ Baby Raptors Release June 9th ~
12″ Vinyl, Download Card and all Digital Formats
The Baby Raptors Vinyl and CD features the World’s First Augmented Reality App for front and back covers.
Constance Hauman made her debut as a songwriter, pianist and producer with her debut solo album, Falling Into Now, chosen by The Guardian UK as #8 of the top 10 critics’s picks for the best pop album of 2015.
Merging her illustrious and varied classical career with her love for many musical genres, Ms. Hauman is the creator and founder of the independent label Isotopia Records, an imprint of the Irish label Heresy Records, both distributed by Naxos International.
Constance is the music director, keyboardist and co-arranger for the indie soul, rock, funk band Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, executive-producing their debut album, BAD GET SOME, recorded at the iconic United Sound Systems Studio in Detroit, Michigan in 2016. Their EP, DARE was released March 22nd 2017 on Isotopia Records for their European debut at the Tallinn Music Week Festival in Estonia. The full album will be released October 2017 on Isotopia.
Constance is also the creator, writer, producer, performer of Exiles in Paradise, a documentary film/live performance recital with string quartet which spans the history, lives and Hollywood stories of Eastern Europe’s exiled composers in Los Angeles from 1932–1949. Exiles opened up the Jewish Museum in Berlin on September 10, 2001; it has been performed at the 92nd St.Y. NYC; Austrian Embassy, Washington D.C. Schoenberg Hall UCLA and in 2006 for a month of performances at the Falcon Theater (Garry Marshall) in Burbank, CA.
Holding many credits in the classical world, Constance is perhaps best known for having the only live recording of Alban Berg’s Lulu (Chandos) in the fiendishly difficult title role; This historic recording has been reissued several times to continued acclaim since it was first recorded in Copenhagen in a series of performances at the Queen of Denmark’s Castle, designed to celebrate Copenhagen as the Cultural City of Europe in 1996. She went on to perform the title role again in Ivo van Hove’s equally acclaimed new production of Lulu in Antwerp and Ghent which brought a collaboration with van Hove in the world premiere of this theatre piece Alice in Bed for New York Theatre Workshop.
In 2003 Hauman received stellar reviews for the world premiere of Alice/Renee in Olga Neuwirth’s and Elfriede Jelinek’s stage adaptation of David Lynch’s film Lost Highway which was an international event when Graz Austria was chosen as the Cultural City of Europe. Performances followed in Basel Switzerland. In 2004, the recording on Kairos was a recipient of the French Diaspon D’Or for outstanding new recording with Miss Hauman in the leading female role of Alice/Renee.
Constance catapulted to international success with the London Symphony when Leonard Bernstein chose her to fill in on 24 hrs. notice to replace an ailing June Anderson in the only performances he conducted of his operetta Candide. This legendary concert performance led her to over 150 performances of Cunégonde in Candide over a six-year period.
She made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden debut in 2000 for the re-opening of the Opera house in the role of Morgan le Fey in Harrison Birtwistle’s Gawain.
Her many credits include: performed and recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony under Daniel Barenboim; San Francisco Symphony under Edo de Waart; London Symphony under Micheal Tilson Thomas; Seattle Symphony under Gerald Schwartz and the Japan Philharmonic, the Orquestra de Lisboa and the Vara Radio Orchestra Amsterdam and Radio France; She has performed a wide range of roles with the New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Dallas Opera, Washington National Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Miami Opera, Toledo Opera, Spoleto Festival Charleston S.C.; The Santa Fe Opera; Canadian Opera; English National Opera;Welsh National Opera; Opéra de Nice; Opéra de Marseille; Opéra de Tours; Opéra de Nantes; Opéra de St-Étienne; Opéra du Rhin; Opéra de Montpellier; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; Opéra Comique; Opéra National de Paris; Rome Opera; Teatro Communale Florence; Spoleto Festival Italy; Spoleto Festival Charleston SC; Spanga Festival Holland; Hong Kong Festival.
Miss Hauman made her theatrical debut as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir, A Fantasia on Florence Foster Jenkins at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank CA, February 2009 to critical acclaim. She was nominated for best performance in a duo comedy by LA Theatre Awards.
Constance Hauman is a Richard Tucker Award recipient as well as being honored with a 2008 Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University where she studied voice and political science. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, She received an Ohio Citizens Award in 2009 for Exiles in Paradise.
In addition to her own label, Hauman has recorded on the Kairos, Teldec, Chandos, Naxos, Sony and Capitol Records labels. She can be seen as Kate Pinkerton in Frédéric Mitterrand’s critically acclaimed film, Madame Butterfly.
Her film and television credits include Kate Pinkerton in Frédéric Mitterrand’s critically acclaimed film, Madame Butterfly and Veronique in Madame X France 2.
A specialist in the Viennese School, Miss Hauman has been championed for her recitals of the rare works of Zemlinsky, Berg, Schoenberg and Schrecker in Washington DC and NYC.
Constance’s extensive and versatile performing experience has made her a sought-out vocal technician, performance and language coach for all genres of singing, theatre and opera.
Ross Pederson, originally from Fargo North Dakota, is a NYC drummer, producer and composer.
An explosive-yet-sensitive, dynamic, diverse, and compelling voice on the drums and in the studio, Ross has quickly emerged as an in-demand drummer and producer since arriving in New York City in early 2009. Ross has shared the stage with such renowned musicians/artists as Grammy-Award Winner Patti Austin,Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Emmy Rossum, Jessie James, Henry Hey (David Bowie, Rod Stewart) David Binney, Lew Soloff, Jean-Michel Pilc, Rufus Reid, Mark Egan, Francois Moutin, Grace Kelly, John Ellis, Gary Versace, Oz Noy, Marc Johnson, Patricia Barber, Johannes Weidenmueller, Jon Hendricks, Madeline Eastman, Nir Felder, Joe Martin, Taylor Eigsti, John Abercrombie, Billy Drewes, Rich Perry, Wycliffe Gordon, Gilad Hekselman, Pete McCann, Tim Lefevbre, Alison Wedding, Ralph LaLama, among many others.
As a sideman, Ross, known as somewhat of a musical Chameleon, has recorded on dozens of albums ranging from Jazz trio to folk, to R&B, to indie rock. He has performed at the Montreaux, Vienne, North Sea, and Umbria jazz festivals as well as toured in Peru, Norway, Italy, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, and most of the US, and has made appearances on numerous radio and television broadcasts. He has played at most of the major clubs in New York City, including the Blue Note, Dizzy’s, Smoke, 55 Bar, Smalls, Fat Cat, Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, and Sullivan Hall to name a few. Ross performed on New Year’s Eve, 2011, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with Patti Austin. In 2009 he also recorded an educational play-along album with jazz piano legend Kenny Werner, entitled “Trading With the Greats,” a Jody Jazz Production. As an educator Ross has given clinics and master classes at New York University, his alma mater of University of North Texas, McGill University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chadron State College, ICPNA in Lima, Peru.
Henry Ott is a graduate of NYU. A guitarist and composer in his own right, he also is known as one of the new generation’s masters of mastering. He resides in Brooklyn and Paris and he is the co-founder and creative director of the 2F Collective. Henry is also a Sun Ra and Frank Zappa historian.