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Press Release: Music Veterans Unite To Form Orange County Buzz Band Jet Velvet

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(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Orange County, California's latest buzz band Jet Velvet, is comprised of all-star music veterans Paul Dexter and Matt Bissonette. Together, the duo has created an extraordinary power pop/retro-infused modern rock sound with their self-titled 7k' Records debut, drawing comparisons to the likes of Owl City, Fountains of Wayne and Cheap Trick.

"We're both songwriters who've been teaming up together for the better half of the last decade," says Dexter. "We've been writing on and off together since 2003. At some point we realized we had created a pretty solid body of work together and said 'looks like we've got ourselves a band.'"

Their previous collaborations resulted in dozens of song placements as diverse as TV's "General Hospital," "Friends," "CSI Miami," "Vegas," "One Tree Hill" and MTV's "Road Rules." Dexter, whose also known in Christian music circles as a founding member of Mayfair Laundry, has penned tunes for Nicole C. Mullen, Bryan Duncan and Crystal Lewis, alongside both a Grammy and pair of Dove nominations for Patty Cabrera's "Someone Like Me." Bissonette's songwriting credits include David Lee Roth and Rick Springfeld, plus recording credits with Brian Wilson, Don Henley, Steve Perry, Joe Walsh, Joe Satriani and more.

Though the initial goal of the album was simply to create an enjoyable artistic outlet, it quickly developed into something they couldn't walk away from. "We didn't expect to be a band, but now we're fully diving into this project because every second of it's been so fun to work on," Bissonette confirms. "Let's just say this music is so exciting that it's gotten two songwriters who were a little tired of the road all fired up and ready to go back out and connect with people all over again."

Jet Velvet is available now at iTunes, Amazon.com, and other major music retailers.

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