Tue, 13 February 2007
Artist - Valerie Hely
Track 1 - All is not what
Info - Valerie's musical background ranges from Rock to Baroque and Hip Hop to Pop. She started by busking on the streets of Galway before joining an originals rock band called "Voice of Cheese" for three years. Following the band splitting up, she joined a trip hop band called "Kinetic" in Sydney for several months. As well a stint as a singer for medieval castle banquets and as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator, Valerie has followed many varied musical paths and tastes. However, she has always found time to write and record her own songs which she enjoys above all the rest. She sings about space, people growing up too fast, rushing and shopping trolleys. Her efforts in the past have brought her airplay in Australia and Ireland plus meetings with Mute records in London. A recent move to Cork city in Ireland has re-ignited her passion for singing her own songs. After experimenting on her 4-track for a couple of months, she has decided that she's happy with her new songs and hopes that others can enjoy them too. Valerie also features on several tracks on a new album by up and coming Dublin band Groom. She performed with them as a guest vocalist at Vicar Street, Dublin in November '06 when they supported Jeff Tweedy (Wilco).
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