Rocking the dirtiest clubs on the East Coast... Crawling the avenues of New York City when the lights go down... Stalking future fans in naughty chat rooms on the web... Ruthlessly leaving their mark on as many objects - and people - as possible, you’ll find VALEZE everywhere from the breast of your local bartender to the lonely lamppost on your street corner.
Respected for their DIY attitude and hard work, Valeze self-released their EP “Go Go Go!” produced by Nic Hard (Bravery, Aberdeen City, The Church) last December and their “Go Go Go” video has had well over 100,000 views online. They’ve performed on Fox TV’s Fearless Music, the prestigious GBH party at Hiro Ballroom, independently toured the Northeast, West Coast, and Canada; shared the stage with bands like the Samples, American Minor, Diamond Nights, and the Redwalls; and have been sponsored by Eventide, Sam Ash, Garnier Fructis, and Amp Energy/Mountain Dew.
June brings some exciting events with a live performance on Good Day NY and an editorial feature in Zoo Magazine’s June music issue. For the summer, the band is primarily focusing on writing and pre-production for their next record and having way too much fun!
Questions you love to ask:
Who are the band members and what’s the background?
Lead singer/songwriter Tiffany Randol, guitarist Alan Brent, bassist Joe Hung, keyboardist Tim Grace, and Miles Kennedy on the drums. It took a three and a half years of recording, touring and auditioning to arrive at the current lineup and the band has now been a unit for two and a half years.
Where’s the name come from?
Valeze comes from “Valise” en français and represents the word: Baggage.
Who are our influences?
They are wide spread, but a few favorites are Missing Persons, Pretenders, Blondie, the Clash, the Sex Pistols, Guns n Roses, Led Zeppelin and 50’s pop across the board.
What is this Circus thing?
Go to www.circustheparty.com — it’s an underground party Tiff created a while back to get into some trouble (NYC was asking for it;). Basically, Circus combines a variety of artists and music with a sexy, wild and chaotic little scene. It’s down n dirty fun. Go go go.
Tiffany Randol: Lead Vox
Miles Kennedy: Drums
Joe Hung: Bass, Back Vox
Alan Brent: Guitar
Tim Grace: Keys
-Valeze "LIAR" EP - Release date August 2006. Produced by Nic Hard (Bravery, Aberdeen City, The Church)
-Valeze "Backup" - 5 song EP of Valeze demos.
-"Search and Destroy" Music Video with Director Alexander Kane (Mooney Suzuki's, Everyothers)
-UGO.com featurette on Valeze LIVE (10/05)
-Valeze Live on CUNY TV (aired 6/06)
-"High & Dry" Remix by STUHR.
-"Gorgeous" Remix by German Producer KrisMenace
- AMP Energy 6pak, 6 minute piece for AMP's college radio compilation. Songs included are Please Me and High & Dry, along with interviews.
-"Let U Go" Music Video sponsored by Panasonic and shown at conferences worldwide.
The Deli Magazine: Top 10 NYC bands '06
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Deli Magazine voted VALEZE #6 in the pool of NYC Bands for 2006! "Valeze hits the ground running w...Deli Magazine voted VALEZE #6 in the pool of NYC Bands for 2006! "Valeze hits the ground running with wailing guitars, catchy lyrics, and a fast-paced beat. They are led by Tiffany Randol, a girl with vocal chords so powerful they come with their own surgeon's general warning."
New York Press: Valeze will take you right back to Studio 54.
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Valeze has got their feet firmly planted in Blondie’s footsteps. Fronted by classically-trained Tiff...Valeze has got their feet firmly planted in Blondie’s footsteps. Fronted by classically-trained Tiffany Randol, this band (with their frenetic breakdowns and breathy vocals) will take you right back to Studio 54.
Mens Fitness Mag INTERVIEW w/Tiff
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"It's inevitable. If you're a rock band that's fronted by a sexy female - comparisons to No Doubt an..."It's inevitable. If you're a rock band that's fronted by a sexy female - comparisons to No Doubt and Blondie are par for the course. Enter Valeze, the New York based punk rock group with the stunning Tiffany Randol on the lead vocals. MF caught up with Ms. Randol, and found out exactly what makes her tick." Interview: http://www.mensfitness.com/rock_band_valeze/exclusives/156
Village Voice: Dance Punk Revivalists
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Valeze, dance-punk revivalists fronted by a sassy female, have a song about a trashy girl who lives ...Valeze, dance-punk revivalists fronted by a sassy female, have a song about a trashy girl who lives on Bedford.
Dirty Rock n Roll
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"Valeze plays up the dirty rock & roll card pretty well, with sass mouth vocals and the sweat stains..."Valeze plays up the dirty rock & roll card pretty well, with sass mouth vocals and the sweat stains to match."
“The spunkiest frontwoman this side of Stefani”!
Go, Go, Go!
"Go, Go, Go! which combines Clash-style riffs with Dale Bozio vocals."
Typically we prefer a 30-60 minute set. Most of the songs we play are original and we throw in a fun cover here and there. The live show is high energy, entertaining, danceable rock, we put a lot into costumes and the stage show.
However, we also do a great acoustic set and depending on the event we can include covers and play up to 3 sets... We can cover anything, just send us your requests - from jazz to pop to rock. We love to play 70's and 80's rock, new wave, punk, as well as Motown and 50's/60's pop. Here are some of our favorites:
The Cult, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Buddy Holly, Elvis, Prince, Pretenders, Berlin, Missing Persons, Cars, Iggy Pop, Blondie, Ramones, Rolling Stones, Zeppelin, GNR, Duran Duran etc
There are no upcoming dates at this time.