February 9, 2010, Boston, MA - Celebrated R&B/Hip-Hop band VELVET STYLUS has been selected as the Musical Director and House Band for the Fifth Annual New England Urban Music Awards! The in-demand awards show highlights the musical achievements of performing artists, producers, DJs, promoters, choreographers, and radio stations/personalities in Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Caribbean, Reggae, Spoken Word, Blues, and Dance.
This year, the New England Urban Music Awards will also pay homage to the musical contributions of New Kids on the Block. In addition to performing for the awards throughout the night, Velvet Stylus is designing a special collage of newly arranged selections spanning New Kids on the Block's entire recording career!
Velvet Stylus, the 2008 title-holder of Best R&B Group from the New England Urban Music Awards, is a two-time nominee this year in the R&B Group and R&B CD/Single categories for their acclaimed single, "Inside Your Mind". The New England Urban Music Awards are a "people's choice" award, determined by fans who vote online.
Velvet Stylus members Darcie-Nicole Wicknick, James Auburn Tootle, Jason Prokorym, Tony Porter, and Josh Witmer are Berklee College of Music Alumni who work extensively in a myriad of professional live performance, music education, and recording settings.
Velvet Stylus feels privileged to honor the legacy of New Kids on the Block, who remain an international and community legend, and who inspire so many. The All-Star Tribute will include special guests, to be announced.
Tickets are already available for the event, which takes place on Saturday April 24, 2010 at the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
For more information http://ne.urbanmusicawards.org