Life in lockdown has was tough for all of us, but it gave me time to put together a series of Live Acoustic videos and live-streams that you can check out on my YouTube channel. I've also been writing and recording my debut EP so watch this space. Subscribe / Follow and look out for news coming soon.
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If honest, conversational songs and a big voice are your things, then Brighton-based singer-songwriter Jack Valero has got you covered. Influenced by the likes of Tom Petty, DMAs, and more latterly Sam Fender reflecting his other enduring love of a huge tune.
Throughout childhood Jack found himself sitting at the epicentre of British indie music culture with both of his parents playing a core role in the brit music scene both musically and through their activism for positive political change in the UK.
Summers meant the festival circuit. Mixing this musical upbringing and the arrival of the ‘Guitar Hero’ video game, Jack’s musical taste graduated beyond his parent's influence and along with his newly honed guitar skills the Valero spark was ignited and his first band ‘Teenage Wasteland’ was formed with his best mates from school.
Next, he set off to study music in Brighton, but soon realised that he thrived far more being out in 'the thick' of the music scene rather than in the classroom. He decided to leave his studies behind, and throw all of his energy into building his next band, the indie rock outfit, ‘The RPMs’ - who after signing to Xtra Mile Recordings went on to release three EPs, tour the UK, play the BBC Music Introducing stage at Glastonbury and Austin’s SXSW Festival in Texas.
Due to the impending pandemic in 2019, Jack (along with many artists around the world) began streaming live performances from his living room. He did those between working shifts at his local Covid Test Site. Lockdown for Jack also meant plenty of time to write new music, and now with a clutch of newly recorded tracks he is kicking off 2022 with his first-ever release as a solo artist.
Described by others as 'classic, old school British songwriting with a contemporary sound', recorded at Echo Zoo Studios, and produced by Dave Izumi. The first song of a three-track EP will be out very soon.
For Fans of: The Lathums, Declan Mckenna, Sam Fender, Lewis Capaldi, Rodriguez, DMAs, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beautiful South.
Photo By: Dom