Lisa Valentine is a unique and authentic “old school” vocalist, songwriter and performer. Born and raised in the rolling foothills of Northern California, Lisa Valentine was introduced to an appreciation of music and singing by her Grandmother, Wanda. The home was filled with the music of some of the greatest female R&B and soul vocalists of all time. These early initial influences included Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Etta James and Sharon Jones.
Apparent even at a young age Lisa Valentine’s powerful and soulful delivery became instantly recognized as a special talent, one that can hold an audiences spellbound.
Continuing an evolution as a songwriter and performer Lisa now combines these R&B Soul influences with a Folksy and Americana sound that has become to be tagged as a developing hybrid sub-genre of traditional R&B being referred to as “California Soul”.
Lisa Valentine has two current EP’s (Secret Lover and Happiness) that have been critically acclaimed. Each of these EP’s provide the listener with the emotional (sing from the gut) style along with lyrical content that portray the trials and tribulations of establishing yourself in the world as a “millennial” woman.
As for the live show Lisa Valentine back’s it up with pure emotional output and energy. Recall the astonished faces in the audience who just witnessed a young Janis Joplin complete her set in 1967 at the Monterey Pop music festival. There are similar reactions Lisa Valentine receives while delivering incendiary live performances to thrilled audiences!