Shari Black Velvet is the editor/publisher of one of the UK’s longest running independent music magazines, Black Velvet. Shari began Black Velvet back in 1994 and has been interviewing, reviewing and photographing bands as well as editing and laying out the magazine since it’s conception. Originally starting out as a photocopied zine, Black Velvet is now full colour and in a number of stores in the UK and USA. Now almost approaching its 15th birthday, Black Velvet features a variety of rock bands from small independents to bigger known names such as My Chemical Romance, Paramore and Good Charlotte. Shari covers the bands she loves and who she thinks deserves to be covered, making Black Velvet a magazine with integrity with a capital I. More info is at www.blackvelvetmagazine.com.