Desi Valentine is a singer, songwriter and recording artist originally from London, England. His soulful, bluesy voice and unique, throw back style landed him in Los Angeles, CA to create his new music and promote his voice on the international stage.
Desi’s music is greatly influenced by Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, CCR, Amy Winehouse, Pink and Dinah Washington. In 2011, Desi met Los Angeles based producer, Mike Castonguay and refined his music into a blend of Pop, Funky Blues and Soul, creating his debut EP, “Final Warning”.
The Los Angeles music scene had an incredible reaction to the Final Warning EP’s fresh and vivacious sound. Desi then collaborated with an exciting new producer Alex Koch. After years of being one of the most sought after session guitarists in LA, Alex started his own company and recording studio Digital Dust Music.Together Desi and Alex created Desi Valentine’s first US album named “Last Kiss”.
In the early months of 2014, Last Kiss caught the attention of Michael Garbutt, a powerful force in the world of international talent management and founder of West One Pacific.
Desi recently signed with West One Pacific and is currently headlining notable venues like House of Blues, Hotel Café and Sayers Club.
Desi’s musical journey has included a number of incredible experiences. Desi’s voice was first recognized as a soloist singer in the original west end cast of Mel Brooks’ The Producers. He then went on to sing backing vocals for Sir Elton John, Gloria Estefan and Leona Lewis. Desi also played the lead in Fame at west end’s legendary Shaftesbury Theater in London however, Desi has stated “I loved all of these experiences but that is telling someone else’s story and I wanted to tell and write my own.”
Desi is the newest signing of Defend Music inc , following in the footsteps of Aloe Blacc, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. Desi Valentine is the artist to watch out for with serious plans to come on to the international scene in 2015.
Taken from desivalentinemusic.com