Velvet Chain is a Los Angeles based band who play a mixture of trip-hop, rock, and pop, with a jazz/funk flavor. (The band has sometimes been known to refer to their work as "space-jazz" or "moody groove music" - which is also the title of one of their albums.) Velvet Chain was formed in the mid-1990s by Jeff Stacy and Erika Amato, the creative core of the band. They found mainstream attention after they appeared on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and later had a song included in the show's soundtrack.

A large number of collaborators have also been involved with the various albums. See specific albums article for more details.