He’s toured internationally as an opening act for artists such as Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp, and he has shared the stage with a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer and Jack McBrayer. His ability to transition seamlessly between both worlds has led to regular appearances on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. He has been named artist-in-residence at the prestigious Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater in New York City, and his live show was named one of the best of 2020 by Broadway World.
Velard has written music and lyrics for Pop acts, commercials and the Internet, including songs for UK sensation Olly Murs, Wix.com, New York Knicks, Buzzfeed, Audible, Active Campaign and The New Republic. His work has been featured Mashable, The AV Club, Nerdist, and The Wall Street Journal. His song 'Everyday Amazing' was chosen as the theme for Aldi Supermarkets UK.