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“Songs that showcase Valero’s talent for classic songwriting, emotionally-driven storytelling, and a warm melody that hooks in your head and heart.” - The Line of Best Fit
“Feels of classic Elvis Costello.” - Chris Hawkins, 6 Music
“An incredible mastermind in building characters through his music, Valero does not disappoint with “This Is A Nightmare”. Layering introspective and complicated lyrics over a joyful sound, the artist has mastered the mixed emotions that come with the ending of a relationship that has run its course.” - Wonderland
'Heaven Help Me' X-posure Hot One John Kennedy, Radio X
After debuting my solo career last year, and shaking off the difficulties of the pandemic I've now moved forward with a live band and a bigger energising live sound. While staying true to the importance of imagery and lyricism of my initial releases. The new EP released with Modern Sky, hones in on giving a brighter edge to some of the darker realities of human experience. Topics like anxiety, social injustice and relationship breakdown all feature, but are presented with hooky riffs and imbued with an understated sarcasm and wit. I'm big on juxtapositions, sad lyrics with hooky energetic tunes and facing difficult subjects with an element of humour to achieve an overall melancholy but uplifting theme. After filling the summer with numerous festival sets, including Glastonbury and Kendal Calling, I'm going on my first headline tour with the band in October as well as playing Live At Leeds and Swn.