The Black Velvet Band History...

In the early 90's Christchurch musician Ian Costello formed The Black Velvet Band at The Loft Bar in Gloucester St, and so began an musical institution that over the years has steered its way through various evolutions, Costello was always at the helm.

Today, The Black Velvet Band features;

The Band are regularily joined the cream of the Celtic genre including: David Thorpe; Nick Jackman; Steven Tyerman; Vicky Fiddle, Cam Foggo, Mike Stevens; Willie McArthur and Evan 'The Clap'

Roll Call of past members of The Black Velvet Band

MK 1
  • Ian Costello
  • Mike Coffee
  • Martin Butts
  • Dave Allen
  • Mike Gregg
MK 2
  • Ian Costello
  • Chris O'Connell
  • Adam Gallagher
  • Tony Coughlan
  • Brendan Greg
  • Dave Allen
MK 3
  • Ian Costello
  • Dave Thompson
  • Pete Vaile
  • Andrew Moen
  • Pete Mothus
MK 4
  • Ian Costello
  • Cameron Foggo
  • Jeremy Brownbrooks
  • Garth Dawson
  • Rua Seregant
  • Jeff Caulett
  • Nick McGowan
MK 5
  • Ian Costello
  • John Boon
  • Anton
  • Greg
  • Nick McGowan
MK 6
  • Ian Costello
  • Cameron Foggo
  • David Thorpe
  • Jono Hopley
  • Nick Jackman
MK 7
  • Ian Costello
  • Cameron Foggo
  • David Thorpe
  • Jono Hopley
  • Jarl Arneric
MK 8
  • Ian Costello
  • Cameron Foggo
  • David Thorpe
  • Jarl Arneric
  • Tim Low
MK 9
  • Ian Costello
  • Cameron Foggo
  • David Thorpe
  • Mo Moen
  • Tim Low
MK 10
  • Ian Costello
  • Adam Gallagher
  • David Thorpe
  • Mo Moen
  • Tim Low
MK 11
  • Ian Costello
  • Adam Gallagher
  • David Thorpe
  • Mo Moen
  • Cameron Foggo
MK 12
  • Ian Costello
  • Cameron Foggo
  • Mo Moen
  • David Thorpe
  • Dove Bailey