New single ‘California’ featuring Kinobe.. out 8th April.
‘STATION 8‘ is Alex Valentine’s eigth album on Struck Dumb Records. Mixed by Chuck Norman and mastered by Frank Arkright at Abbey Road Studios. Alex is currently working with Kinobe.
“The voice of an angel, the lyrical talent of Paul Simon and the ability to reduce audiences to tears”
Mariella Frostrup, Sky Arts.
“Intelligent lyricism, laid back catchy tunes all wrapped up with idiosyncratic arrangements.
There is much to enjoy here.” 8/10 Classic Rock Magazine
“With vocals akin to an earthbound Mark Hollis, Alex Valentine’s Sunshine is a thoroughly excellent single”
Rock Sound Magazine.
“It was easy to see why Alex Valentine packed out the Sound Castle for an early evening concert, because his sweet singing and clever lyrics are a treat.” Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph.
Alex Valentine grew up in Camden Town, London. In 2004 he released LOCAL HISTORY on his own Struck Dumb Records label, gaining much national radio exposure with ‘Sunshine’ and ‘Spinning Wheel’.
In 2006 he moved to the Welsh mountains. It was in this relative isolation that Alex wrote and recorded Tardis Heart, his third album “a beautiful collection of stripped back heart-wrenching songs.”
Alex was first discovered by Bob Harris and was also championed by Jonathan Ross, Jonnie Walker and Dermot O’Leary, all on BBC Radio 2 and has performed his music all over the world, recently in India, California and Spain. In 1990 Alex was the first British artist to perform in Romania since Ceaușescu took power in 1965. His performance at the National Theatre was broadcast to 35 million soviet bloc viewers. He sang live on the national news but this was used as propaganda by the state TV. Under armed protection from Romanian rebels, Alex and his manager Seamus Morley hid in the mountains for three days before returning to the U.K.
Currently writing and recording with chill out kings Kinobe.
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