Velvet Oaks

Call on Velvet Oaks if you want to hear a rich mix of genres from R&B, to Pop, to Jazz. From the distant past to the current day, their nostalgic sound has been described by critics and audiences alike as ‘unique, yet familiar’.

A Canadian and a Chilean walked into a wedding… No, this isn’t a dad joke. It’s the international flavour you’ll get if you book this talented duo. The pair met the good ol’ fashioned way: online via a local FB group for musos. And it wasn’t long before they discovered that their musical styles were a match made in… well… Melbourne. The rest, as they say, is history. Call on Carmina & Emmanual if you want to hear a rich mix of genres from R&B, to Pop, to Jazz. From the distant past to the current day, their nostalgic sound has been described by critics and audiences alike as ‘unique, yet familiar’.

Carmina

Melbournite songstress Carmina originally hails from Vancouver, where she was a familiar face on the professional music scene for half a decade. Her sweet soulful sound and rhythmic blend of melodies will take you straight into her world …One that’s full of raw romance and honesty. Carmina’s mantra is, “If I sing, I will sing you my soul”. And if you hear it, you’ll believe it. Her sweet and optimistic lyricism writes magic into the mundane and hope into self-doubt.

Emmanuel

Melbourne-born to a Chilean dad and Mauritian mum, Emmanuel started singing and playing guitar at the tender age of 4. A multi-talented multi-instrumentalist, Emmanuel specialises in guitar and vocals but also hits the piano, bass and Latin percussion hard. He runs a local community music festival in Surrey Hills and moonlights doing Neo Soul RnB cover gigs. Emmanuel is a big believer that the right song can bring the party, and – in the spirit of Hendrix – plays the guitar left-handed.