Price Band: £1000 - £1395
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The Valentinos are a group of friends and family who formed in the summer of 1997 whilst at school in Bristol. Founding member and lead guitarist Steve Davies recruited school friend Chris Needs to play drums. Next to join was Steve's Cousin Dean Oliver for lead vocals, and Dean brought along his friend Dan Wilde for rhythm guitar. Last to join was Steve's brother Lee Davies to play bass.
The Valentinos started by writing their own original music and recorded and performed across the South West. They supported a number of signed artists including Neville Staple of The Specials and Little Man Tate, and a growing reputation allowed the band to perform at some of the biggest venues in Bristol on a regular basis. As they got older careers and families meant that the dream of getting signed could not be realised. However after getting asked to play at weddings and partys the band began to build up a set of cover versions. This signalled a change in direction for the band and using their own unique sound, they began playing cover versions full time and this has enabled them to perform to a much wider and varied audience and they have not looked back.
The Valentinos set not includes a unique selection of classic cover versions from the last 5 decades including The Beatles, The Who, Cream, The Small Faces, Pink Floyd, The Jam, Oasis, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, The Enemy and Snow Patrol.
The Valentinos play primarily in the Bristol area and will add travel costs to any shows outside the area.
The Valentinos are a 5 piece band comprising of drums, bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar and lead vocals.
The Valentinos also perform as an acoustic duo, playing popular songs perfect for background music. The band can provide the facilities to connect an Ipod to the PA so you can create your own playlist for before and after the band play instead of hiring a DJ. Alternatively you can let us know the sort of music you would like and we can create a playlist for you. The band can also provide the use of microphones for speeches if required.
The Valentinos have their own PA system including a 16 channel mixing desk and bass bin speakers to provide a superior sound quality. They can also provide small disco lights.
The PA specifications are as follows:
400w EVP-X-15 Series Wharfedale Speakers with stands.
400w EVP-X-15 Series Wharfedale Bass Bin Speakers.
Shure Beta Microphones.
Shure SM58 Microphones with stands.
Yamaha MG16/4 16 Channel Mixing Desk.
400w EVP-X-15 Series Wharfedale Stage Fold Back Monitor.
South West based and will travel to these areas: South West, Wales.
02 Academy - Bristol, The Flece & Firkin - Bristol, The Bierkeller - Bristol, The Croft - Bristol, The Louisiana - Bristol, The Horseshoe - Bristol, Golden Lion - Bristol, Railway Tavern - Bristol, Old Tavern - Bristol, Crown & Horseshoe - Bristol, The Compass Inn - Bristol,
"The Valentinos" were absolutely awesome at our Wedding playing a fantastic collection of classic, Indie, Rock & Blues Covers which everybody loved! In fact many of our guests are regulars at their Bristol Gigs since seeing them at our Wedding" Myles & Lisa Jacobs
Unique set of modern and classic rock covers!
15 years of live gigging experience!
Professional, good looking and entertaining!
If you require The Valentinos to play your first dance, or there is a specific song you would like them to play, where feasible they will be able to learn it. The only constraints would be time and instrumentation.
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)