There is/was more than one band called The Velmas: 1) The Velmas are a rock band from Albany, NY. They formed in 1999. Comprised of bassist Todd "Figaro" Minnick, guitarist Mike Grosshandler ("Harvey"), and drummer Michael "Bruce" Bruce, The Velmas write and perform original rock music. In concert, the Velmas back their music with a playful, high-energy live show. The Velmas signed with the New York City independent record label City Canyons Records in 2006.