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Now 14-years-old , Elora’s star continues to rise and continues to established herself as one to watch in the local music scene. Her debut single, produced by Emilio and Diego Navaira; Dance The Night Away along with her most recent releases; Wish You Were Mine and Facebook and Dance Floor have earned her a place on ReverbNation’s 2012 Top 10 Pop Chart for San Antonio at #1 and in 2013 she ranked #1 on the ReverbNation Rock Chart for San Antonio making her the youngest artists to be ranked #1 in both genres.. These original songs were written or co-written by Elora and Emilio & Diego Navaira who produced her EP.
Elora is now in studio working on completing her first full CD. She will debut her first new song of the CD in November 2013 which is call: Your Girl Tonight
In 2011, at just 12 years old, Elora’s vocal talents quickly caught the attention of the entertainment scene and media.
The San Antonio Express-News noted Elora as an up and coming artist, The San Antonio Current, was quoted “Watching Elora Valdez sing Gun N’ Roses “Paradise City” is humbling beyond calculability…I’m impressed.”
SA Scene Magazine called her “San Antonio’s Next Rock Star”. Aspire to Inspire SA Magazine noted Elora as “One to watch”, Df Magazine noted “She’s talented…young and focused she makes music with passion and skill”. Scream Magazine “She’s has such great talent and is going to make it big”; Eclectiblog’s Music News: “Elora has become a phenomenon in San Antonio and the surrounding areas”
Elora has been featured on KTSA’s Jack Riccardi Show, KENS-TV’s Great Day SA Extraordinary Kid’s segment, San Antonio Living and WOAI News for her Wounded Warrior Summer Concert Series and FOX News First, KSAT 12, Radio San Antonio’s Jay Tope Morning Show. Original Christian Oldies Radio Show , the Tommy Calvert Morning Show on KROV Radio, KRTJ-SA Radio, Seria Radio, TMV Radio, Fort Worth,, KUNO Tejano Radio Corpus Christi, KSAB-FM Corpus Christi, KZTV Corpus Christi, KRIS TV, Corpus Christi, KBAY 92.7, Corpus Christi, KZFM Hot Z95, Corpus ChristiGood Job Texas’ Young & Fresh Show with Nikki Young, FOX San Antonio KABB’s Daytime@ Nine with Kimberly Crawford and Cassandra Lazenby and SA Teen Scene.
In addition to her music, Elora has worked on the set of Good Job Texas Jr. which is an internet show that features young Texas artists. Producer Nikki Young has casted Elora as a member of Good Job Texas’ newest show; SA Teen Scene. Elora is the youngest correspondent on the show which makes its debut in February 2013. She covers music and fashion. Nikki Young has described Elora as having the “it” factor and although the youngest of the cast, she is the best known and talented of the group.
In March 2013, a children’s book titled: Elora & Gasoline Alley: The making of a kid band is scheduled to be released. The book highlights Elora’s, and her brother Nick’s, journey as they formed the band Elora and Gasoline Alley.
Elora performs as lead singer for her own band Gasoline Alley which is one of San Antonio’s top rock/pop bands. Performing Classic Rock, Pop, and original music, Members of the band include: Nick Valdez (12) Lead Guitar, and Elise Garcia (14) Drums. The trio amazes audiences with their music and talent.
Elora and Gasoline Alley have performed at major events across the city of San Antonio, including Fiesta Especiales at Morgan’s Wonderland, Fiesta De Los Ninos at Port of San Antonio, PAC Fest at Palo Alto College, Fiesta De Los Reyes at Market Square, Arneson River Theater, La Villita, Rock n Roll Marathon, Tower of Americas, Treat Street, Pearl Brewery, Retama Park, The Alamo Dome, the AT & T Center, San Antonio River Holiday Parade, San Antonio Texas Cavalier Parade, San Antonio Military River Parade, OLLU’s Best of the West, Rosedale Park, SplashTown, Texas Folklife Festival, Bat Loco Fest, Kidcation Week, Bee N Idol in Beeville, IBoerne Music ShowCase, Round Rock Chalk Fest, Josabi’s, Klusoz’s, Clicks Live, Local Coffee, Jack's Bar, The Cove, Sam’s Burger Joint, Endless Music, Leon Springs Dance Hall, Moses Roses Hide Out and many other events throughout San Antonio, Austin., Round Rock, Marble Falls, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, and Houston, Texas.
In 2011, Elora & Gasoline Alley performed over 80 performances. In 2012 Elora performing they conducted their first Summer Tour with performances in Austin, Boerne, Marble Falls, and Houston, Texas. 2013 is off to a great start with Elora & Gasoline Alley performing as the host band for First Fridays in South Town and the publishing of a children’s book based upon Elora & Gasoline Alley’s success as young musicians. The book is scheduled to make its debut in March 2013.
Elora has supported numerous non-profits and community schools with fund raising events by volunteering her talents to perform. Such events include: The Susan Komen Race for the Cure, The American Diabetes Association Walk, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Rock the Cure, The Texas Kidney Foundation, The Wounded Warrior Family Support Center and numerous schools within the North Side Independent School District and local church festivals.
In January 2012, Elora launched her very own Rock The Cure Campaign to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with a Special Edition CD of her music. 100% of the proceeds going to benefit JDRF.