Roxx Revolt and the Velvets was established in 2018, formed in Naples, Florida. The four-piece band flaunts a glamorously eclectic style of power-driven rock n’ roll that has made them a staple of the Florida music scene.
Following the release of their debut EP ‘7’ in 2021, they’ve made notable appearances at the Gasparilla Music Festival, Black Market Fest Miami, and alongside Puddle of Mudd as an opener. Their popular single “Supersonica Girl” was the subject of a remix by noted UK producer Chris Sheldon.
Roxx Revolt and the Velvets consists of Roxx Revolt (vocals, guitar), Dan Heath (bass), Jake Shockley (guitar) and Chris Campo (drums).
When Roxx Revolt started singing at the age of 6 in her local choir in Venezuela, it was forever. She began playing piano and writing her own music, and by the age of 14 she was in her first band. But, in order to really share her music with the world, she knew she had to go bigger. To make it in music, she had to make it in the United States; In 2014, she moved to Florida to pursue that dream.
Starting at open mic nights, she soon became a hot commodity in the local scene. Taking inspiration from a wide range of artists like Jim Morrison, Courtney Love, Marc Bolan and Prince, Roxx began to craft herself as an up-and-coming solo artist. But, after meeting Dan Heath, Roxx Revolt and the Velvets began to form. After adding Jake and Chris, RR&TV was complete and ready to rock.
It’s not just the looks that make Roxx stand out against the crowds; it’s just who she is. She’s fiery, glamorous and unapologetically authentic. To her, it’s important to not just portray a rockstar and musician, but to truly be one. And from her power-driven vocals and captivating presence to her uniquely individual style, it’s clear that she truly is.
Dan ‘The Destroyer’ Heath began his road to rock n’ roll in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois at the age of 15. He picked up the bass to answer his calling: “fast, hard and heavy” rock. Taking influence from bands such as Motörhead, Megadeth, Stone Temple Pilots and Metallica, he began playing in bands around Chicago’s club scene. In 2014, he relocated to South Florida, where he met Roxx Revolt.
From there, the formation of the band has led Dan around the Florida concert circuit, where he continues to melt faces and blast eardrums with his iconic array of #BassFace and killer bass notes.
From car-seats to the stage, Jake Shockley had always had his heart in the music. Inspired by U.K. blues musicians and classic rock (a la Brian May, Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Rory Gallagher), he first picked up the guitar at the age of 10. From there, he found a love for punk and garage rock, and has poured his passions between those worlds to create his own eclectic style.
Throughout high school, he played in a variety of cover bands across Naples and Ft. Myers. It was in one of those bands that he met Chris, his future Roxx Revolt and the Velvets bandmate. But, his drive to create original music always fueled his fire, and it was when he met his RR&TV bandmates, Roxx and Dan, that it all came together.
Now, Jake lets lightning out of the bottle and electrifies audiences across the circuit with his rocking riffs and melodic solos.
Chris Campo can’t remember a time when he wasn’t a drummer. From his first drum kit (a Christmas gift at the age of 3) to his professional setup, he was always immersed in the music. Always the wild child, he quickly moved past drum lessons, teaching himself by playing along to the bands he loved: Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
After joining his school’s jazz band, Chris recognized that band life was his calling. After a few attempts to piece together a band, he found a taste of the spotlight with future RR&TV bandmate, Jake Shockley. They jammed in a cover band, and their connection would later lead to an audition for a position in Roxx Revolt and the Velvets.
Two years later, Chris Campo brings a wild unbridled energy to the stage, blaring the backbeats and riling up audiences across the state and beyond.