Val Kinzler grew up in Queens, NY, with four brothers and was the only girl in her family. At 15, she joined an all girl rock band, The Sirens, playing at colleges and local venues, while studying jazz piano, and performing in theater productions.
After studying acting, she enrolled at the Berklee College of Music. She later attended Queens College, majoring in music and minoring in theater. Soon after, Val joined the all female rock group, The Technical Virgins, exploring the music scene from punk, hard rock, metal, spoken word, glam, blues, and soul. Val has fronted the bands, ICU, Blue Lagoon, Technical Virgins, Validation, and been mentored by Sid Bernstein and Dr. John. She has been produced by Popa Chubby. Larry Russell, and Genya Raven.
In 1998 Val's song, “Love Won't Break”, placed in the top five of the Pop category in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In 1999, the Martin Guitars “Women In Music” contest, awarded her a grant to attend a Duquesne University workshop. In 2013, Val won the Recording Artist Development (RAD) - Singer Songwriter Contest. Throughout her life, Val has taught music and created special events involving women in music. Her latest CD titled, “Nothing Sacred About Hatred”, is the culmination of years of songwriting. Val shares a lifetime of joy, pain, love, and loss in her lyrics.