Meet the Ladies of Blue Velvet
Blue Velvet Atlanta is comprised of five fabulous females performing blues classics and originals. The music is infused with rock and funk and layered with rich vocal harmonies. We bring an engaging and dynamic show to your event with music that is guaranteed to keep a crowd on its feet!
Coming from humble beginnings, she sang her first solo in church then moved to theatre production. Minda has been singing a wide variety of music from before she can remember.
Her vibe is Energy….energy and more energy. Minda Scrogan’s vocal range can go from soft lullaby to “get out of your chair” and dance! Her experience has been honed from singing in a variety of local Atlanta bands….Rock, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Funk. You can catch Minda perform throughout Atlanta with Steppin Stones, Far Out Cats and Blue Velvet Atlanta.
Keyboards, Flute, Vocals
Kathie Holmes (keyboards, flute, vocals) grew up in Atlanta studying classical music and has a Bachelor’s degree in classical piano and flute performance. Her world changed when she went to her first blues jam and discovered the joy of improvising music straight from the soul. She is often invited to play with many prominent musicians to see what magic can be created with each new show. She performs at festivals and clubs throughout the Southeast as a member of several blues, Americana, rock, and funk bands and is an in-demand artist for recording sessions. Kathie is a Regional Coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International and her CD Trouble Comes in Threes showcases her songwriting, singing, and instrumental skill.
Influenced by the multicultural sounds of NYC, where she grew up, Johanna Millin’s guitar can go from smooth R&B, groove-dancing funk to high energy rock. Vocal harmonies?? Yes! She adds them when needed. Next came playing blues covers with the band Broke on Monday. In 2019 had the opportunity to play with the Jess Goggans Band throughout the southeast. In 2023 she jammed with special guest Donna Hopkins with Sweet Melissa’s Blues Revue. As fate would have it, Sandra and Johanna met a jam and later Sandra asked Johanna to join Blue Velvet Atlanta. She is currently the lead guitarist for Heartisans Atlanta, a Heart Tribute band, rhythm and lead guitarist for Sweet Melissa’s Blues Revue. and of course rhythm/lead guitarist for Blue Velvet Atlanta.
“Engaging the audience is my job”…Johanna wants everyone to have a good time.
It’s all about the bass and there’s plenty of rhythm in this rhythm section with Cindy taking on the task. You’ll go from foot tapping to rockin’ in my chair to get up and dance as she delivers a variety of grooves throughout a show.
Sandra Senn has been playing drums and percussion since 2006, introduced to the music scene at the blues jams around Atlanta. She quickly learned she had talent finding the groove and started taking lessons in 2007. Since then she has played with multiple bands of different genres.
Currently she is the drummer for the bands Blue Velvet Atlanta, The Roger Hurricane Wilson Trio, and Bill Sheffield’s Band du Jour. Sandra is also part of the Thursday night house band at Cajun Blues and runs the jams there. She also sits in with several original music projects including the Jeff Evans Porkestra and Delta8 Groove.