Growing up in Queens, NY, Val was the only girl in a family of four boys. 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 Berklee College of Music. She later attended QueensCollege, majoring in music and minoring in theater. During that time, Val joined the Technical Virgins from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, exploring every imaginable music scene, from punk, hard rock, metal, spoken word, glam, blues, and soul.
She's fronted the bands, ICU, Blue Lagoon, Technical Virgins, Validation, and been mentored by Sid Bernstein, Dr. John, Popa Chubby. Larry Russell, and Genya Raven.
In 1998 Val's song, “Love Won't Break”, placed in the Pop category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In 1999, Martin Guitars “Women In Music” contest, awarded her a grant to attend a Duquesne University workshop, based on her original song submissions. 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.
In her lyrics, Val shares a lifetime of joy, pain, love, and loss.
VKB (Val Kinzler Band) players on the CD include
Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, and Songwriting - Val Kinzler
Lead Guitarist - David White (ex - The Hollies, Stumble Bunny, Devil's Blues
Drummer - Jon Ihle (ex - Ian Lloyd, John Ford)
Arranger/Bassist - Joe Vasta, Jr. ( ex – Mink DeVille, Joan Jett, John Waite, Billy Idol)
Recording & Mix Engineer – Guy Prier
Together they helped craft “Nothing Sacred About Hatred”, available from the Tate Music Group.m excited to share my debut album for the Tate label with you.