Velvet Fist - Pulling No Punches
Velvet Fist are a group of acappela singers who have been making music together for over fifteen years. Their superb singing brings a fresh approach to politics, combining an exciting and creative sound with intimacy, warmth and humour. They want their music to contribute to the international struggle for socialism, peace and equality. Their repertoire includes songs from all over the world as well as some own compositions.
High points in recent years have included Tony Benn's 70th birthday party in the House of Commons, a performance on BBC Radio 4 of their musical director Graham Knight's haunting arrangement of the Red Flag and support act to Holly Near at the Raise Your Banners festival of political song in Sheffield. There are three Velvet Fist recordings: Green and Purple, The Gloves are Off and Pulling No Punches.