Ray DeVaryo

“His Master’s Voice”, auch an diversen Schlagzeugen zu finden, drapiert sich nun elegant an vorderster Linie.
Vor der Eroberung der Bühnenmitte schlug er den Beat , für die Dimple Minds, The Scallywags und andere Punk Rock und Rock’n’Roll Bands.
Momentan auch Drummer bei Bill Collins’ Rabble Rousers.

Ray DeVaryo
Ray DeVaryo


Steff Ulrich

Schnurrende Maschine, erprobte Chassis. Schwingt und rollt genüsslich, dem Belag entsprechend.
Geländetauglich seit der Zeit mit “Die Antwort”, Dimple Minds, und anderen. Variabler Abtrieb für kreative Fahrten. Vorwärts immer, Rückwärts nimmer: Hauptsache Bewegung!


Der Oldtimer:

GRETSCH Baujahr 1957, restauriert von Ray Ayotte.
Größen: 22” x 16”, 16” x 16”, 13” x 9”
Farbe: Blue Pearl finish.
Felle: Powerstroke 3 und Fiberskin Resonanzfell, geschlossen. Kein Mikro innendrin.
Snare drum: SONOR 13” x 5,5”, ca. 1950, Emperor coated Schlagfell.
Auf den Toms sind Attack Felle.
HiHat: Zildjian Avedis 15” Bottom Hat & Paiste 2002 15” Top Hat.
22” Zildjian A Custom Ride & 20”, 18” Zildjian Crash Becken

Der Youngtimer:

BASICS shell set:
Die Größe: siehe oben.
Das Set musste unbedingt Hammerschlag-Grün lackiert werden
Snare: 14” x5,5” Basics, ebenfalls Hammerschlag-Grün
HiHat: Zildjian Avedis 15” Bottom Hat & Paiste 2002 15” Top Hat.
22” Zildjian A Custom Ride & 20”, 18” Zildjian Crash Becken

Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008

Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008

Favoritenserie No.3 – Vinyl-10-Inch-LP – 2008VELVETONE b/w LIQUID LAUGHTER LOUNGE QUARTET
Favoritenserie No.3
Rhythm Island Records 2008
Track im DOWNLOAD BUNDLE ‚Early & Rare‘


I remember the first time I saw Velvetone burning up the stage ten years ago…

I looked at the room packed with dancing sweating bodies, then my toe started tapping and my hands got to clapping then my shyness was slipping cause them boys was rippin!
Then the heat of the beat overtook me and hooked me and I was dancing too!

They’ll swing you they’ll bop you then they’ll honky tonk you.
They’ll tickle your soul, make you reel till you roll
Serenade you so blue with that sound sweet and true

They’ll roll you they’ll rock you – Look out! They’ll cold-cock you
They’ll get you to shout till you’ve knocked yourself out
What they play you will feel – Nothing but the real deal!

Not much has changed since that night long ago, except my good pals Velvetone have gotten a whole lot more experience, touring with and supporting some of the best Roots Rock acts around, and, I’m proud to say, collaborating with me on my newest musical project, The Rabble Rousers. Oh yeah, they’ve also gotten lots better with every year that has passed since then. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor: Check ‘em out!

Bill Collins
New Haven, Connecticut
August 2008

‘Pine Cone’ goes out to the Black Forrest Connection – it’s years’n’years ago that we shared stage with the Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet at a Swamp Room Happening for the first time. More to come…

RAY DEVARYO – Vocals, Percussion
TAMMO LÜERS – Guitars, ‘Erich’ Herrnsdorf Lap Steel Guitar, ‘Uncle Erwin’ Farfisa
ANDY MERCK – Upright Bass & Fender Bass
STEFF ULRICH – Drums, Percussion & Darbuka

Produced by Velvetone & The Zumo Kings
Recorded July 2008 at Palais Aux Étoiles, Bremen-Germany
Mixed & mastered by The Zumo Kings

Alle Tracks:


  1. Block The Clock
  2. Cash Is Gone
  3. Wild Night Out
  4. Pine Cone
  5. No Smoke

Liquid Laughter Lounge Quartet

  1. Dr. No
  2. Tired Of Being Free
  3. Closed For Repair
  4. Atomic Radio