Inspired by the blues, Val Kinzler's music is an infusion of classic rock, alternative Americana and punk.
Her songs grant poetic immortality to war torn, working class underdogs and fallen heroes in a razor heart edged Valhalla.
Known for her unorthodox style & soulful, flamboyant vocals, Kinzler's been celebrated as one of
New York City's most righteous women rockers.
Snappy, crisp, energetic and perfectly unique, Val doesn't simply perform, she captivates
and inspires. She is an adept scatter with head-banging spirit, a bluesy throw back
to the late, great Janis Joplin and Tina Turner and tune-slinging wordsmith with a universal
message of empowerment.
This free spirited, whiskey voiced female artist delivers with strength, edge and passion.
Currently in production for their debut CD, The Val Kinzler Band combines a refreshing blend of
driving original rock, blues and pop, with Americana spirit.
Val's "Resume" CD (produced by Larry Russell of Muzik Jakit NYC) is a collection of unique,
soul wrenching, art-rock songs with
psychedelic edge. "Warning!" This artist is not for the finely manicured psyche!
"Playing politics among the flowers when my career took a shower/ Now I
set hair for Bright Twisty Lies/ We keep the tears lacquered down inside"
"Raised a Girl Scout been called a whore sold Voodoo cookies door to door"
"What's a place like this doing in a girl like me?"
(A Place Like This)
East Third Street, (produced by Genya Ravan) heralds the downfall of an aging beauty queen turned wino. In the Alleyways of Love, a sanitation worker falls in love with a working girl while he's picking up the garbage. Hence, one man's trash is another one's treasure. On the original track of Alleyways, Hilly Kristal (CBGB's) played the voice of the sanitation worker!
Genya Raven sang background vocals with Val on the East Third Street CD which gives these well crafted songs an early rock and roll girl group feel.
In 1998, Kinzler placed in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the pop category for her song "Love Won't Break."
Also awarded with a Martin Guitars Women In Music scholarship. Val was also a first place winner in RAD's (Recording Artist Development) singer/songwriter Summer 2012 competition.
Theatrically expressive,intense, and emotionally intelligent, this versatile artist encompasses her own unique musical genre. Kinzler's musical mini-dramas can be likened to a hope opera for society's fractured idealists.
"The Path To Freedom" was written by Val and students post 9/11 as they struggled to impart a message of hope and strength to the victims and volunteers. They performed their poetically empowering tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11, for school dignitaries, at fire departments, police stations and ultimately, Ground Zero amidst hate graffiti on the wooden platform overlooking the canyon of wreckage.
Val's Music Cool songwriting program became an integral part of the elementary and middle school curriculum. Music Cool secured several grants, recorded a peer-led CD and performed A "Silence the Violence" concert and "Please Don't Tease" anti-bullying initiative led by Val and her band of student activists. Music Cool's concert series was featured on WFUV's City Scape program alongside Sesame Street and Songs of Love.
"Resume," 2004. (Produced by Larry Russell Muzik Jakit)
Available at CDbaby, Amazon, Itunes and at her
Reverbnation.com/valkinzler on line store.
"True Love Lies" is a re-mastered collection of Val's work co-produced by Popa Chubby who also joins on lead guitar.
These tracks are available in the Reverbnation.com/valkinzler store for purchase.
East Third Street's title track was featured in the BBC documentary;
"The Children of Woodstock"
"East Third Street CD; "Alleyways of Love", "On My Mind" and "Out of Town" were included in the nationally released film "Road Trip" produced by David Harder
Currently, Val Kinzler plays in the NYC & tri state area while working as an independent teaching artist for Music Cool World.
Her band strives to carry on the tradition of old school classic rock with punk spirit.
Joseph Vasta (bass/production) Joan Jett/Billy Idol/John Waite/Mink De'Ville/DL Byron
David White (lead guitar) Devil Blues/The Hollies/Stumble Bunny
Jon Ihle (Drums/vocals) Ian Lloyd
Tony Lazarra Cherry Bomb Records Staten Island, NY
"Show You Care" Rock version
"Birth To The Blues"
"Great stuff! Let's hear it for Valkyrie."........... Marty Balin
"Interestingly hip!" ........... Dr. John
"Val Kinzler's Resume needs to be heard!" ........ David Malachowski The Daily Freeman