At the moment, Paula Valstein cannot walk on the street of her native Tel-Aviv without getting noticed.
Paula, who now calls NY City her home, has been a participant last summer in the Highest rated Television show in Israel, a sort of American Idol reality show, whose name translates to, "A Star Is Born."
Paula clinched Best Performance honors and it’s made her a household name all over that country. While Paula was performing on television her songwriting in the US was grabbing attention winning an award at the International Songwriting Competition.
PAULA VALSTEIN is an artist in every true sense of the word. Her undeniable voice matched with a powerful sense of songwriting, has brought this Tel Aviv native all the way from Israel to New York while touching the lives of music lovers worldwide. Always intrigued with New York and its legendary impact on the music scene, Paula decided to move there and share her talents, while quickly becoming a staple in the musical community. Before no time Paula was headlining such prestigious New York venues and festivals as The Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall and the Steinway Piano Series at Highline Ballroom, to name a few. The well received praise from the energy packed shows grabbed the attention of venues and festivals throughout the United States. Paula soon found herself performing all over the country at Detroit's Co-merica festival and Milwaukee's "SummerFest," among countless other clubs and colleges all the way to Los Angeles.
This year has been Paula's busiest yet, playing with such recording artists as JOAN OSBORNE, COLIN HAY (Men At Work), and New Orleans legend DR JOHN. Paula also performed at the International Jazz Festival in the Philippines 2010, she played a Jeff Buckley Tribute show in Chicago and did an extensive worldwide tour performing in Monte Carlo (Monaco), United States, Israel and Canada.
PAULA VALSTEIN'S BAND ARE:
AARON COMESS - DRUMS
DANIEL ORI - BASS
ANDY STACK - GUITAR
PAULA - piano/wurlitzer, guitar and other toys..
This year Paula has been co-writing with Jesse Harris
(best known for having written breakout hit “Don’t Know Why” on Norah Jones’),
Alex da kid (who has written, "I love the way you lie" Rihanna and Eminem, "Airplanes" for B.O.B,
Rosi Golan, Dan Romer, Ben Antelis
This year she's planning on releasing her first album in January 2012. Working with such producers as Dan Romer (Jenny Owen Youngs, April Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, Lelia Broussard) , Aaron Comess, Roman Klun (Sarah McLachlan), Eshy Gazit and Andy Baldwin (Bjork).
Aaron comess - Drums
DANIEL ORI - "Bass"
BEN ANTELIS - Drums / Vox
Gilber Gilmore - Guitar
Light - EP/ITunes - June 2009
my my - EP/Itunes - june 2010
“… if you haven't already heard of Paula Valstein then you soon will
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“… if you haven't already heard of Paula Valstein then you soon will have. Possessing a rich and po... “… if you haven't already heard of Paula Valstein then you soon will have. Possessing a rich and powerful voice she delivers each vocal as if it were her last. Her influences are as strong as they are varied and she incorporates them all in order to further her own unique style.” "
Twisty, clever melodies
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Twisty, clever melodies drive the dramatic pop tunes of local singer-songwriter Paula Valstein. ...Twisty, clever melodies drive the dramatic pop tunes of local singer-songwriter Paula Valstein.
The piano series ends ...with well traveled pianist Paula Valstein
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"The piano series ends on a sultry note, with well traveled pianist Paula Valstein injecting tradi...
"The piano series ends on a sultry note, with well traveled pianist Paula Valstein injecting traditional jazz with all manner of contemporary and rock influences from Bob Dylan to Man at work."
- New York Magazine (Aug 07, 2010)
Paula Valstein...is the first with a major fan base in Israel. "
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"Paula Valstein isn’t the first musician attempting a crossover from reality TV to the U.S. pop char..."Paula Valstein isn’t the first musician attempting a crossover from reality TV to the U.S. pop charts — but she is the first with a major fan base in Israel. "
..a complete madness of rehearsals and live TV translations... "
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Paula Valstein didn't have the time to digest her landing from New York into a lost of anonymity and...Paula Valstein didn't have the time to digest her landing from New York into a lost of anonymity and a complete madness of rehearsals and live TV translations... "
A set can be 30- 90 minutes long, all original music, covers are rare.
Bring it on
Black and White
Do you Know
House of sand
Its all the same
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