“There is an honesty to Valerie Orth’s music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking,” writes the San Francisco Chronicle. Last year, Orth’s band reached new rock territory with the release of their highly anticipated EP, Life on the Moon, produced by multi-platinum, Grammy-winning Jason Carmer (Molotov, Third Eye Blind, Billy Idol). With a multi-octave voice that soars from the depths of bitterness to the height of sweetness, Orth tells stories of empowerment and yearning, while pulling in audiences with her raw magnetism on stage.
Described as “sexy, soulful, genuine, and edgy” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Orth's dynamic range as a performer is made all the more compelling by what the East Bay Express calls a "completely intuitive composition style."
Orth started off 2013 with a boom, opening for legendary songwriter Shawn Colvin in California. Rock Subculture reviewed these shows, saying "Valerie is definitely one of the most impressive supporting acts I’ve seen in some time, and is one of those artists who have the ability to going from being an unknown to you and turning you into a fan."
Soon after, Orth and long-time bassist Veronika Safarova put themselves on the NYC map, relocating from San Francisco to Brooklyn. With Daniel Gould (drums/vocals) and Nathan Rosenberg (piano/synths/vocals), they have reinvented their sound, creating a distinctive hybrid of rock, punk-folk, ska and even trip-hop. Rosenberg’s electronic textures add to the deep grooves and rock edge that makes this band hard to resist.
Previously, Orth collaborated with Jon Evans (of Tori Amos) for her full-length album, Faraway City (2011), which WERU’s Rich Hillsinger named Best Album of the Year. Orth’s thought-provoking lyrics, gorgeous melodies, and unpredictable-yet-unforgettable arrangements prompted comparisons to artists like Joni Mitchell, Natalie Merchant, Foo Fighters, and Radiohead.
To Orth, music is a healing power unlike any other, especially when performing at juvenile halls, homeless shelters, and drug rehabilitation centers. After an emotional performance at San Francisco’s Youth Guidance Center, a teenage girl relayed her admiration, saying, “I will remember this for the rest of my life.”
Sometimes sitting in a cozy living room or in a nice backyard, listening to a great singer-songwriter just a few feet away is just the right thing to do on a Friday night – or any night of the week, for that matter!
Valerie loves performing in people's homes across the country.
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What is a House Concert and how do I host one? Here's an informative video from the folks at: Concerts In Your Home:
Valerie with Tyler Lewis perform at a House Concert in San Rafael, CA:
Read review of Valerie's House Concert in San Rafael
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This website was made possible by the hard work of:
Arvind Thyagarajan - Web Design & Development
Matt Wulff - Illustrations
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Michael Nash - Concept Design
Special Thanks to Michael Nolan for his countless hours of web development and maintenance!
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