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Episode 25:

Season 2 – Jody Velletta

Released: March 4, 2023

About This Episode:

Jody Velletta, the lead singer from the hard-rocking band DoDriver, joined Rockabilly Greg “In the Flamingo Lounge” on February 20, 2023 and led a great musical conversation that ended with a DoDriver original song entitled “Ever After”.

Jody Velletta, lead singer from DoDriver

Jody Velletta wanted to be a Rock and Roll singer at the age of 12 after listening to Paul Stanley’s 1978 solo album. Some of Jody’s other influences include: Joe Lynn Turner, Ronnie James Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, and Robert Plant. An artist of many mediums, it’s being on the stage that “does it” for Velletta.

DoDriver’s music is rooted in rock with a definite riff-oriented style, mix in a few pop elements and you get great commercial appeal. They have shared the stage with many great bands such as…

  • I, Mother Earth
  • The Tea Party
  • Moist
  • Teenage Head
  • Staind
  • Oleander
  • Emerson Hart of Tonic
  • Soul Asylum
  • Smash Mouth at the Niagara Falls, NY Hard Rock Cafe’s 2011 New Year’s Eve Guitar Drop
  • Finger Eleven
  • Queensryche
  • Quiet Riot
  • Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience
  • Tony MacAlpine / Arch Echo
  • Blacktop Mojo

On Friday, August 13th 2010 DoDriver had the honor and privilege to open for rock icons KISS. Through a contest sponsored by Guitar Center, DoDriver was chosen from the top five finishers in a two-month long vote-based contest. KISS chose DoDriver as the winning band after listening to the music of all five finalists. The Show was at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien, NY.

  • Lansing, MI
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Erie, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada

  • Portland, ME
  • Utica, NY

  • New York, NY
  • Los Angeles, CA (at Whisky A-Go-Go)
  • A two-week, nine show “mini tour” of Puerto Rico
  • A two-week, 12 show mini tour of Europe 10/2017 in:
  • Vaals, Netherlands
  • Singen, Germany
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Hildburghausen, Germany
  • Ulm, Germany
  • Essen, Germany
  • Zagreb, Croatia
  • Graz, Austria
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Den Helder, Netherlands
  • Werdohl, Germany

The group has five previous releases; “Sinus”, “Man”, “Neon”, “DoDriver” and “Life Changes Everything”. All DoDriver music showcases the bands’ head-bobbing rhythms, strong vocal lines and memorable songs. DoDriver’s last release, “Hi Test”, available now, features 12 new tracks of hard hitting rock songs that will burrow into your brain and live there for months!

As of December, 2022 the band has been working on 12 new songs to be released in early 2023.

You can find Jody and DoDriver on these platforms: Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reverb Nation and Spotify

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