Holly Jane-Shears

Yuletide Ditties away from the Cities

Christmas comes around just once a year, but chances to see Antony Elvin & The Tudor Unit alongside a newly revived Dead Dog In Black Bag are even rarer! As the fawning lights encroach around every corner, and the murky fog smirks like an insinuating, co-dependent drunk, the season of [...]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Five years since TVO Live!

Today marks five years since The Velvet Onion Live, and as luck would have it, we recently managed to salvage some footage previously thought lost forever from the star-studded one-off live event. On 31st May 2012, we packed 21 Velvet Onion regulars, and the disembodied voice of one other, into [...]

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dead Dog Unbagged

The archives of Dead Dog In Black Bag are open, and are now available to hear via Soundcloud. The band began life around 2006, as Holly Jane Shears joined forces with Amy Richardson to form a dynamic duo responsible for pure electropop filth. Together, they both appeared in the third series [...]

February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

FREE DOWNLOAD: In Holoserica Cepa 2013!

It’s that time of the year again. The big fat bloke has been, and given you all lots of lovely jubbly presents, with hopefully a few TVO related goodies amongst them! As our friends, naturally, we had to provide you with a gift or some variety, and given the runaway success of last [...]

December 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Dead Dog, White Rabbit

A rare chance to see Dead Dog In Black Bag arrives this weekend – and if that isn’t reason enough to attend, it may be the last chance you’ll have for quite some time to check out our favourite electropop comics. The duo, comprising Holly Jane Shears and Suzy Evelyn-Hall will [...]

November 5, 2012 // 1 Comment

Holly The New Romantic

Holly Jane Shears of Dead Dog In Black Bag, can be found starring in the latest music video to come from Indie band Threepenny Thieves! The lusted lass gives a great performance in New Romantic – the latest single from the group, as the ballsy eye-candy in the video. Have a watch of it below [...]

September 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

TVO Live! The Aftermath of a Vandella Velveting…

You knew it was coming – but Thursday May 31st saw The Velvet Onion put on our very first live night, at the incredible new Shepherd’s Bush venue, The Vandella. With a smattering of stars in the audience, and a VIP lounge so filled with comedy legends several people’s heads may [...]

June 2, 2012 // 10 Comments

Ghost Town (No Fighting On The Dancefloor)

Holly Jane Shears has joined a new band. The DeadDog singer songwriter has joined Ghost Town, and the band will be performing two gigs later this month. They are playing at The Green Door Store in Brighton on 22nd May (free entry!) and  The Barfly in Camden on 23rd May. Facebook sites for [...]

May 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

Booshniverse Buzzing With Royal Fever

You may have noticed that the last 48 hours have been unusual for The Velvet Onion: there has been no news. Our lack of news coverage wasn’t in deference to any wedding – no, there was no news because the people we write about appeared to be glued to their TVs instead of creating news [...]

May 1, 2011 // 3 Comments

Dead Dogs And Robot Chains

The forthcoming Robots In Disguise single, Chains, has been remixed by none other than Holly Jane Shears of DeadDogInBlackBag and Circulus fame. The Velvet Onion got wind of this very exciting collaboration last week, safe in the knowledge that it would be coming your way soon.  We felt best to [...]

April 11, 2011 // 0 Comments

Deaddog Dazzle In The Dark

Last weekend saw the return of DeadDogInBlackBag to the London live scene. The electro comic duo lit up Soho with a short but sweet set, and Velveteer Lozzy was on hand to document proceedings. This is her report: St Moritz in the heart of Soho is dark, oddly shaped, and just enough below ground [...]

February 11, 2011 // 1 Comment

DeadDog Deathline Soho!

DeadDogInBlackBag are to make a rare live appearance in February. The electropop duo, featuring Holly Jane Shears and Suzy Evelyn, will appear at the Deathline event at St.Moritz club in SoHo on February 4th.  Further details have yet to be announced, but the event has a facebook page in place [...]

January 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion 2011 Calendar

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you its own 2011 calendar! In lieu of an official Boosh calendar on sale this year, we decided it’d be a great idea to offer up an alternative to that rubbish one your nan got you, and make a fully fledged 12-month calendar for you to download, print off and [...]

December 30, 2010 // 7 Comments

Onion Talking: Holly-Jane Shears

Holly Jane Shears is one half of electropop duo DeadDogInBlackBag, together with her partner in crime Suzy Evelyn. She’s also a member of spoof Madchester band Wingnut, together with Steve Oram & Tom Meeten, and regularly plays as part of prog-folk band Circulus alongside Antony Elvin. [...]

March 29, 2010 // 2 Comments