hi im velvet crayon. IAmA 33 yr old one manned band, sideshow/burlesque/cabaret performer, and cripple born with osteogenesis imperfecta (aka brittle bones)
EDIT: it's been really fun today! thanks everyone for all the awesome questions but i think it's time for me to go make a poo then watch agents of shield. i'll probably check this again later/late tonight and then periodically but this is me saying bye and thanks and all that good stuff. also, please go check out my music at velvetcrayon.bandcamp.com and/or on spotify. subscribe to my youtube/velvetcrayon! and all the other social medias are at the bottom here. thanks again, cheers! -crayon
EDIT TAKE 2: i just wanted to thank everyone again for this awesomeness! it was really so much fun and yeah i'll check this periodically and i'm going to try to answer ever single question that gets asked here! but it may not happen as quickly as it did yesterday during the actually AMA but i'll answer all the questions! and thanks for all the follows on youtube and instagram and for all the plays on bandcamp and spotify! it means a ton to me! cheers! thanks!
im erik or velvet crayon. i'm a 33 year old married crippled song and dance man who was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (aka brittle bones, meaning that my bones are less dense than average.. my bones can't support me to walk.. i am also around 3ft tall and use a wheelchair for my main mobility).
i did one of these like 5 years ago but a ton has changed since then so let's try this again.
i still perform as my one manned band (velvet crayon) but since the last ama i have toured/performed all around the states, europe, and tokyo japan. the shows range from dive bars for a dozen people all the way up to festivals for hundreds.
these tours have mostly been as a member of the squidling brothers sideshow circus based out of philadelphia. in these shows i play songs as my one manned band and/or on ukulele as well as perform a mix of sideshow stunts, performance art, and cabaret/burlesque. i am also a coney island sideshow cast member during the summer (where i actually perform an ask me anything as an act in every show!)
in 2017 i made/released three full length albums (velvetcrayon.bandcamp.com or on spotify) and (with the help of my wife) made/released a music video a month
when im not on the road or recording at home, im probably sitting on the couch having a smoke and watching twitch or youtube randomness or playing snes
so here we are, ask me anything! i mean it. anything goes and i swear to tell the truth!