Red Velvet Crush

5x award winning female fronted pop/rock band from Kansas City, MO

Grab our new EP Crystal Clear on iTunes today!



VOTE for RVC - Nominated for Rockwired's Reader's Poll Awards Our longtime supporters over at ROCKWiRED Magazine have nominated our EP Crystal Clear for Best Recording (EP) - Please VOTE and share the link! No registration required - thank you! Voting ends January 20th. VOTE HERE --->


Hutch News Thank you Hutchinson News/Ryan C. for promoting our show in Hutchinson at The Rusty Needle this weekend! Check out the article here:


Catch our last full band show of 2016! We'll be co-headlining alongside The Veer Union @ our favorite hometown venue, The Riot Room, Tues. December 13th. The Breakpoint Method and Champagne Campaign will also be on the bill. Get your tickets now!!


Matt's Music Pick of the Week on ROCK 107.1FM Our song "Panic Room" was Matt's Music Pick of the Week on ROCK 107.1FM Joplin MO! Big thanks to Matt and the station for the supoort over the years!


KKID 92.9FM/The Basement Tapes w/ Nick & Bootsy After years of support from this stellar radio station, we finally had the chance to meet them during a weekend of shows in southern Missouri and did an interview for the station! Check it out on YouTube! --->


Opening for UK act/Wind-Up Records' artists YOUNG GUNS & CITIZEN ZERO We'll be sharing the stage alongside YOUNG GUNS and CITIZEN ZERO Wednesday, September 28th at our favorite hometown rock n roll venue, The Riot Room! Next full band show in the KC area - RSVP/info:

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Feature in Crazy Bitch Magazine Check out our feature in Issue 2 of alternative e-zine Crazy Bitch Magazine! (Pages 22/23)


RVC now streaming on Pandora! Stream our new EP Crystal Clear now - Create your own RVC Pandora station, share our songs, give our songs a 'like'


Kansas City rock band returns to St. Joseph - Article/interview via News Press Now Thank you to Andrew Gaug for this one! Read up here --->


acoustic in Oz Mini Tour Thank you's go out to Pumphouse Wichita, City Limits McPherson, Rusty Needle Hutchinson and all the press/media who supported us and gave us airplay and news coverage - the b/Hutch News, McPherson Weekly News, KSUN 95.9FM/Full Court Press, KJAG Radio, Images by Bob and KSKU 100.3FM KS Rocks/The Scene w/ Frankie Shayne - look for more tour dates coming soon!


Red Velvet Crush nominated for ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE's Artist of the Month You can cast your vote for RVC to be selected as ROCKWiRED's July 2016 Artist of the Month at this link:


Stellar show preview via Mills Record Company: "Red Velvet Crush makes unapologetic rock n roll. Taking direction from more radio-friendly late 90s and early aughts rock, the band does well to inject the form with a more contemporary sound. Red Velvet Crush’s vocal melodies stay stuck in your mind for days while their heavy riffs give their pop structures a brooding texture." - Brian Clifton, Mills Record Company



Red Velvet Crush talks w/ New Music Inferno - Las Vegas Click the link to take a listen to the podcast of our talk w/ JR of New Music Inferno/Las Vegas!!


RVC celebrates the release of new EP @ Riot Room A big THANK YOU to everyone involved and who made it out to the show!! Photos and videos coming soon 



RVC's brand new EP Crystal Clear is now available on iTunes and all digital music retailers!!


Red Velvet Crush premieres impressive new track Forget-Me-Not via Music Junkie Press Check out the stellar writeup and exclusive premiere of our brand new single "Forget-Me-Not" off our new EP Crystal Clear.


"Red Velvet Crush makes unapologetic rock n roll. Taking direction from more radio-friendly late 90s and early aughts rock, the band does well to inject the form with a more contemporary sound. Red Velvet Crush’s vocal melodies stay stuck in your mind for days while their heavy riffs give their pop structures a brooding texture." - Brian Clifton, Mills Record Company 

Red Velvet Crush is a 5x award winning female fronted pop/rock from Kansas City, Missouri; built on dreams and a passion. Through song, Red Velvet Crush tells the stories of courage, motivation and of making choices to make a change, for the better. Realizing what you know and what you dream to create the life you desire, the person you aspire to be; to move past what has held you back in life, to always strive to move forward to break boundaries in your life to achieve your dreams and goals.
While Daniel Mendala spent his time performing in regional rock bands, Jillian Riscoe was pursuing a solo pop career since childhood. In search of a bassist for shows around the Midwest, Jillian met Daniel through a mutual musician friend and began performing together. Both connecting through their viewpoints and influences in music, the two would sit down in between band rehearsals and study music they loved and were inspired by; Daniel influenced by the sounds of classic country, poetic/political acts such as Simon and Garfunkel and 80’s rock n roll (Guns N Roses in particular) while Jillian was inspired by the 50’s/60’s pop, soul and rock acts and pop of the 90s and early 2000’s such as Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Savage Garden; however the two both loved the pop and rock elements that seemed to surface throughout the music they both loved. Since the start of RVC in early 2012, the pop/rock act has been steadily building their band and brand together. The duo has performed multiple times a week with acoustic cover shows and select original shows; the stripped down performances of many musical genres brought a new life to the duo’s songwriting skills and writing styles, especially heard through the recordings the band has released thus far. The duo traveled to Austin, TX to record with producer Dave Percefull at yellowDOGstudios for the band’s debut EP, Smoke and Mirrors, released summer of 2013. Combined, RVC has been performing and songwriting since a very young age and have put their ethic of hard work, passion and dedication towards creating opportunities over the years to perform at such national conferences as the NAMM Show in California, the first ever CDBaby DIY Musician Con in Chicago, have opened up for musical acts such as Art Alexakis/Everclear, Lisa Loeb, The Dreaming/Stabbing Westward, Tantric, Blameshift, Dellacoma, Kingshifter, Roses Unread, Freakabout!, City of the Weak and soon Wind-Up Records artists Young Guns and Citizen Zero, have received artist sponsorships and partnerships from Daisy Rock Guitars, Belladonna’s Cupboard Cosmetics, Telefunken Eletroaukustik and more, radio airplay from dozens of national and regional FM and online radio stations, write-ups and reviews from dozens of national and local newspapers, blogs and magazines, performed on over a dozen TV programs/morning shows (FOX, CBS affiliates, KCPT,) have been featured acts at regional festivals such as the Plaza Art Fair, Waterfest, Gladfest, Aggiefest, acoustic tours in national chain entertainment stores such as Best Buy, Borders Books and Music, performed the national anthem at sporting events for World Series champions Kansas City Royals, KC T-Bones, the American Royal, worked musically with The Grammy Museum, garnered soundtrack placements, put on self-produced benefit shows/volunteer work for the city of Joplin, MO post tornado (Rock 4 Heart & Home,) and have won five awards thus far for Best Pop Band (KC Cassi Awards,) Female Vocalist of the Year, Acoustic Band of the Year (Midwest Music Awards.)

Red Velvet Crush's new EP Crystal Clear was just released to an enthusiastic, loud crowd at Riot Room in the band's hometown of Kansas City, MO. Equally showcasing both sides of the 5x award winning act’s love for pop and rock, with a brand new full band lineup, RVC put forth a high energy set premiering each new song off the band's new record as well as a couple fan familiar favorites. Crystal Clear was produced by Joshua Gleave in the heart of Music Row in Nashville, TN with studio drums by Lester Estelle Jr. (Kelly Clarkson, Pillar) The new EP features four brand new original songs that are versatile from one another in sounds and story yet effortlessly meld pop and rock together with the magnetic drive and punchy guitar riffs of Daniel Mendala and the bold yet vibrant vocals of Jillian Riscoe that also blend in the perfect amount of a rock n roll edge to the songs creating what truly is Red Velvet Crush. Find more info on the band at and download Crystal Clear on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Pandora and more. 

“Red Velvet Crush has just released the EP CRYSTAL CLEAR and their pop sensibility is right in synch with their tendency to rock.” - ROCKWiRED MAGAZiNE

Jillian Riscoe


Daniel Mendala


Nick Carter

Brandon Douglas



1/20/2017Mission, KSThe Bar (Acoustic Duo) 8-11pm
3/11/2017St. James, MOPublic House Brewing Company (Acoustic Duo) 3-6pm
7/1/2017St. James, MOPublic House Brewing Company (Acoustic Duo) 3-6pm
10/7/2017St. James, MOPublic House Brewing Company (Acoustic Duo) 3-6pm


Monster Official Music Video (2013)

Forget-Me-Not Official Lyric Video (2016)

Panic Room Official Lyric Video (2016)


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