“All Request Radio” (Velvet Duke Productions) is an improvised jukebox musical creating instant nostalgia. Join award-winning emerging artist The Velvet Duke in the daring world of CKVD 995 FM — a radio station where the DJ freestyle sings the top 10 songs, without knowing the music ahead of time. Every show, submit your made up song titles for a chance to win real swag. You won’t be asked to sing along, but you might anyway!
All Request Radio submission line is available 24/7(CKVD 995 FM is a made up radio station but not an AI-generated one)
Share your favourite made up song today!
In Person: Ottawa Fringe Festival (June 15-25, 2023)
In the full show, additional segments are added to the countdown, giving you the full radio experience, including the occasional on-the-spot giveaway contest
Join “All Request Radio” on location at Arts Court (Atelier room) during the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Stay Tuned for Details
Sampler: Highwire Improv (Season 10)
When performed as a guest spot on another show, DJ Velvet Painting (The Velvet Duke, they/them) shares a few songs from the Top 10 countdown
Catch a live countdown sampler online on April 11 (7pm ET) at Highwire Improv (YouTube)
“All Request Radio is a light-hearted musical”Grace Kim-Shin, The Fulcrum
The History of “All Request Radio”
BETA: Fresh Meat Festival (2022)
A beta version of “All Request Radio” debuted at Fresh Meat Festival (October 2022). The show included a projection of the automated Top 10 countdown and randomly shuffled soundtrack; a few dance moves made their debut too!
Fresh Meat Festival video by Al Connors (full 19m38 available depending on need). Photos by Melody Maloney Photo; graphics by Velvet Wells excepting the festival poster
Media Promo: CKCU FM – MIDWEEK approximately 50 minutes into the program
Alpha: LuminaTO Festival (2022)
An early iteration of ALL REQUEST RADIO (Velvet Duke Productions) joined LuminaTO Festival for its Late Night Cabaret (June 12, 2022). The audience made up song titles and Velvet performed them; Velvet also premiered “Community Care is Peace for Me” from “(Re)Tired Magical Black Man”
Nascent: Online Projects – Crooner, All Request Radio, Crushin It
Born out of the desire to continue performing through the pandemic, Velvet experimented with digital shows. Crooner was a solo project — an album centered around a theme and song titles aligning to it. All Request Radio and Crushin It were east coast and west coast ensemble versions of the show, streaming through Highwire Improv (Youtube) and Pack Theater (Twitch), featuring a rotating cast of all-Black performers