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Scott-Valentine / Press

“Local singer-songwriter Scott Valentine had a better Monday than most. And if things go his way by the time August rolls around, he could be looking at a summer for the ages. Valentine, 34, was announced as a finalist in two Vancouver-based radio contests. As a solo artist, Valentine was named one of 10 finalists in Shore 104's Sounds of the Summer Song Search. He also was chosen, along with his bandmates in Victoria rock act Black Hat Villain, as one of three bands competing in Fox Vancouver Seeds 2010 contest, sponsored by rock station 99.3 the Fox. Both competitions will announce their winners in August. Each comes with a top prize worth tens of thousands of dollars in artist development, in addition to invaluable exposure on a local and national level. ”

“Valentine’s debut album, Seasons, is much more than your run-of-the-mill project: It’s a quadruple disc endeavour (one disc for each season) containing 57 songs, with a bonus DVD that acts as visual companion. And it was all self-produced, designed and packaged. (to read more please CLICK link)”

“Scott has had his first two singles, "Forgotten" and "Green The New Black" played in regular rotation on 104.3 Shore FM in Vancouver since November 2009. Scott has also recently been selected to the Top 20 of that station's 'Sounds of Summer Song Search' and will begin live performances this summer. He is also writing new material which he hopes to start recording in Fall/Winter 2010. ”

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“Scott Valentine has one of the more interesting marketing approaches seen in recent memory. If you join his mailing list (see link at the end of this article for the URL), the newsletter comes with a new song -- in MP3 format -- each week. He also posts a video of himself performing each song he releases both on Youtube and on his site. In an age dominated by the dollar sign, this is a refreshing approach to spreading your music around to the masses. A very cool idea to say the least. (to read more of this interview please click the link!)”

“Scott Valentine is not your ordinary artist; making the ambitious decision to release a 4-CD album entitled Seasons that he wrote, recorded, and produced himself, he’s constantly pushing the envelope. From his Unique Live Performances to his free songs for a year campaign, Scott Valentine experiments with video editing and the way we perceive music distribution. But he’s not all bells and whistles. Strip his music down to the essentials and you will still find one of the most honest albums around. UpVenue chatted with Scott Valentine about the enormity of Seasons, his influences and more. (to read more from this interview please click the link!)”

“Scott Valentine wants you to take all the time you need to absorb his Seasons. Seasons is a four-CD and one 15-minute movie package. In addition to the 57 songs on Seasons, a few months ago he started placing, freely, one song a week on his website and filming them. If you don't know him now, by the time you've listened to Seasons and seen the films, you will. Valentine is based in Victoria, has played in rock bands and is signed to the independent Thorny Bleeder Records. He knows Seasons, which is sparingly arranged around acoustic guitar for the most part though it does roam, adding instruments here and there and exploring different styles, is foolhardy but undeniably ambitious. At more than two hours long, the album is a lot to digest, and even single albums these days are a tough sell. Valentine and Thorny Bleeder are willing to take a chance. (to read more please click the link!)”

"He's laid back, easy-going, and quite frankly, just a cool guy to hang out with...His husky voice and sound is accesible but not cheap - think Eddie Vedder meets Jack Johnson - and when he talks of things like heartbreak and tragedy, sincerity is not an issue."

“Vancouver Island singer/songwriter Scott Valentine is trying a novel approach to publicize his music. For each of 52 consecutive Tuesdays, he is giving away a music download of at least one song, totaling 57 songs. He began the project March 24, and the songs are from his 4-CD debut album, Seasons. (to read more of this interview please click the link!)”

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