Velvet Rouge

Ready for some gypsy-soul rock-n-roll?? You’re going to love the music and the conversation with Gina Zo of Velvet Rouge.

In This Episode

  • Gina’s been singing and dancing pretty much since she could start to talk and walk. She began writing songs as soon as she was gifted a guitar, and immediately began prospecting with venues for gigs, showing a willingness for the grind.
  • At 17 she auditioned for The Voice and made it to the show on Team Blake and received coaching from Gwen Stefani, which you can see homage to in her performances.
  • Off of the success of the show, she was able to sign with a label, however here she experiences the darker side of the industry but takes a break from singing, writing and performing. Luckily for us, she eventually gets motivated to “get the band back together” and now called Velvet Rouge
  • Recently Gina came out as bi-sexual, and is an advocate for being your most genuine self, and released the anthemic “Faking It” about the struggles with navigating that. Happy Pride!
  • A Live performance from Gina of “Shattered” which is releasing the same day as this interview. This accompanies the previously released summer power jam “Lonely Since The Day We Met”, with the full EP coming out on 7/26 and EP release show at Johnny Brenda’s on 7/27!


Finding beauty beneath the pain and harmony hiding in heartbreak is an art form that Gina Zo has mastered as frontwoman of the Philly-bred, L.A.-based indie pop act Velvet Rouge.

In 2016, Gina Zo was featured on NBC’s The Voice. Only seventeen years old at the time, her performance granted her a spot on Team Blake for the show’s tenth season.

In 2020, Zo formed Velvet Rouge whose debut EP Dark Hallways was released in October of 2021 (under their previous alias, Zo) amassing over 30,000 plays on Spotify.  Velvet Rouge’s upcoming self-titled debut EP is set to be released July 26, 2024.  

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