From midwestern landscapes of Michigan, and the vinyl collection of parents' basements, is Valentiger.

Valentiger leans on the time-tested melodies of bygone days, unearthing and reinventing the sounds of the 60s while drawing heavily from contemporary ideals and experiences. The energy of both old and new provides for albums that are rich in homespun warmth, as well as a live show that moves effortlessly from airy rock and roll, to harmony rich folk-rock, to subdued alt-country.

Valentiger has developed into a completely independent and grass-roots community, staying true to their musicality while releasing three albums, booking eight tours spanning twenty-five states and two provinces, and playing with acts such as Ben Kweller, Steel Train, The Format, The Whigs, Collective Soul, Limbeck, Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary) and The Hounds Below.

Valentiger's do-it-yourself approach gives their music a unique and refreshing feeling. Clever song-writing fused with melody and emotion.

"...sounds like a hangover, a road trip and a wobbly, broken heart all at once... glowing Americana." - Caught in the Carousel

"The music has warmth, but has energy...nostalgic, yet contemporary." - Slowcoustic

"Valentiger have what it takes to challenge Fleet Foxes for their '60s folk pop throne." - Snob's Music

General Info

Band Members
Brent Shirey- Vocals/Guitar/harmonica, Eric Kehoe- Bass/Vocals, Scott Rider- Percussion
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Alternative / Indie / Folk

Contact Info

Grand Rapids, MI
Scott Rider