Friday, July 20, 2018

Thommy Price , NEW Music "Downtown Phantom"








Thomas Price was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. By the tender age of 16, he had already hit the road playing drums in rock bands ... and he hasn't stopped since. Schooled on "early blue-eyed soul" like The Dave Clarke 5 and The Young Rascals, he found his chops playing along with his older brother's 45's of drum heavy songs like "Bits and Pieces" and "Glad All Over".

He has spent his life on the road and in the studio, and along the way has become one of the most well-known and highly sought-after skin bashers in the business. His style is unique in that he has a sound completely his own, and his talent is impossible to overlook, but he stays solid and in the pocket without the flash and distractions of most well-known drummers. He can provide the fireworks without losing his place as the most rock-solid backbone around.

For this reason, his list of credits is almost endless...

A FEW of the artists who Thommy has worked with:

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Billy Idol

Mink DeVille

Scandal (The Warrior)

Peter Wolf (Lights Out)

Debbie Harry

Roger Daltrey

Ric Ocasik

Ronnie Spector

Blue Oyster Cult

Psychedelic Furs

Ron Wood

John Waite

Flame

Michael Monroe

D.L. Byron

Steve Stevens, and so many more...

Somewhere in there he even had time to record his own album with childhood friend and music partner Kasim Sulton. The band Price-Sulton, released a full-length album on CBS Records called Lights On. Price-Sulton also had a song featured in a movie starring Susanna Hoffs called The All-Nighter. This project was the first time Thommy stepped up to the front of the stage, playing guitar and singing his original songs. The only thing difficult about the move? "I had to find another drummer that sort of played like me."

And of course, for more than 30 years now, Thommy Price has been a Blackheart. "In the beginning I was just playing on Joan's records, but I wasn't really in the band. Kenny Laguna would call me all the time and ask 'Are you ready yet?' At the time I was in Mink Deville and touring all over Europe for months at a time. What really sold me on being a Blackheart was a show I saw them do at Radio City one year. It was unbelievable. I watched the whole show from the sound desk, so I was able to see the whole stage. It reminded me of seeing The Who. It didn't just sound great, it was like seeing a great play or choreographed dance. Whether or not they planned it, the band was moving together and flowing perfectly. It was a perfect show. It was beautiful to watch. I left Radio City that night saying THAT'S the band I need to be in. It was a gang ... a perfect rock and roll gang."

Besides being a Blackheart, Thommy continues to write and produce with others.

In his latest side project "Downtown Phantom" Thommy has reunited with old friend and bandmate Johnny Rao and Joey Vasta.

Monday, July 16, 2018

New things are happening at Red Velvet Media

New projects , Global invites! Red Velvet Media is excited to announce that we will start filming and expanding our interviews with some of the people changing and expanding the industry and creating a way of enjoying Film and Music with a more Hands Approach that will allow the public to fully embrace the experience!

See you soon!
Holly
Red Velvet Media

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy 4th ! Check out our new Website!


We at Red Velvet Media wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th. Always remember to love, listen to great Rock N Roll and have some great food this weekend. We have relaunched our website and we are gearing up for some serious shows along with going on location to film some of the best in Music along with bringing you some pretty iconic people in our time!
We will be traveling across the country as well as globally so look for us .. Make sure to go check out our revamped website with links to our iTunes ,TV specials as well as keeping in touch with what we will be doing and where we will be ! Happy 4th and Happy Summer !