Black Valentyne

Black Valentyne

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BLACK VALENTYNE ARE INDEED NOT A COVER BAND BY TRADE. ONE THIRD OF THEIR MUSIC PERFORMED IS THEIR OWN ORIGINAL MATERIAL. NONE OF THEIR ORIGINAL MATERIAL HAS EVER EXPERIENCED ANY LESS ATTENTION, APPLAUSE OR GRATIFICATION FROM THEIR AUDIENCE.

Biography

" BLACK VALENTYNE" IS A FOUR PIECE, IN YOUR FACE ROCK BAND BASED OUT OF ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA. THE BAND WAS FOUNDED AND FORMED BY SONGWRITER, VOCALIST AND GUITARIST BOBBY PEGRAM IN 1990. SINCE THEN, THE BAND HAS ALWAYS MOVED FORWARDS AND NEVER BACKWARDS ON THE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT CHAIN. THEY HAVE AN IMPECCABLE AND VERY IMPRESSIVE RESUME THAT LEADS THEM TO THE ACT THAT THEY HAVE BECOME AS OF TODAY IN 2008. THE BAND OFF STAGE IS COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT. THEY'RE JUST FOUR AVERAGE GUYS GETTING SCREWED BY RIDICULOUS GAS PRICES AND PAYING ENTIRELY TO MANY TAXES TO SUPPORT FREELOADERS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. HOWEVER, ON STAGE, THEY'RE FOUR HARD WORKING MUSICIANS BUSTING THEIR ASSES TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A FUN TIME THROUGHOUT EVERY MINUTE OF THE PERFORMANCE.

WHAT ABOUT PERFORMANCES? IN THE NINETIES, JAM PRODUCTIONS OUT OF CHICAGO ILLINOIS HAD CAUGHT WIND OF B.V.'S QUICKLY RISING SUCCESS IN THE MIDWEST AND CONTACTED THEM OFFERING THE BAND THE OPENING SLOT IN AN ARENA CONCERT VENUE WITH MULTI NUMBER ONE HIT HOLDERS AND M.T.V. HERO'S, NELSON. FROM THAT MOMENT ON, THE BAND ALWAYS DROVE FORWARD, RECORDING SONG AFTER SONG TRYING TO SPARK SOME ATTENTION FROM A MAJOR RECORD LABEL. IN THE MID NINETIES, THEY FINALLY GOT A MAJOR RECORD LABEL INTERESTED ENOUGH TO FLY TO A SHOW IN WISCONSIN AND CHECK OUT THE BAND. UNFORTUNATELY, THEIR WRITING STYLE AT THAT TIME WAS STILL TOO EIGHTIES SOUNDING AND THE NEW GRUNGE STYLE SENT THE BAND INTO A HOLDING PATTERN UNTIL THEY COULD CATCH UP WITH THE TIME. IN THE SPRING OF 2008, A SHOWCASE WAS HELD IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA IN FRONT OF AND FOR FIVE MAJOR RECORDS LABELS LOOKING TO PULL SOME NEW TALENT OUT OF THE MIDWEST. ONE OF THE MAJOR LABELS INTENTIONALLY FLEW TO MINNESOTA JUST TO HEAR BLACK VALENTYNE. THIS VISIT FROM THE LABEL STEMMED FROM A CONTEST THAT B.V. HAD ENTERED EARLIER THAT YEAR AND DID NOT WIN ONE OF THE TOP THREE POSITIONS. THEY DID HOWEVER PLACE THEMSELVES IN THE TOP THIRTY OUT OF TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED BANDS. THE RIGHT COMPANY HAD HEARD THEIR MUSIC AND WAS INTERESTED ENOUGH TO MAKE THE JOURNEY. SO, THEY NEEDED TO SEE B.V. PERFORM THEIR NEWEST MUSIC AND PLACED THEM IN THIS SHOWCASE AS A WAY TO SIMPLY VIEW THE BAND. THE BOYS PLAYED THEM A FEW SONGS AND THEIR RESPONSE WAS OVERWHELMING. THEY EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN SIGNING THE BAND BUT NEEDED TO HEAR THE NEW SONGS RECORDED FIRST. THE BAND IS PRESENTLY RECORDING THE NEW ALBUM AND IS EXCITED TO DROP A COPY INTO THE HANDS OF SAID LABEL WHEN IT IS FINISHED. THEY MAY OR MAY NOT SIGN B.V. BUT WHATEVER THE OUTCOME, THE BAND WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON THE DREAM AND WILL NEVER LEAVE THEMSELVES WONDERING WHAT ELSE COULD THEY HAVE DONE TO GET SIGNED. REGRET AND LAZINESS ALWAYS EQUAL SORROW.

Set List

Black Valentyne's Set list changes form venue to venue so here is there full song list:
ACDC / SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
ACDC / THUNDERSTRUCK
ACDC / WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE
ALICE IN CHAINS / MAN IN THE BOX
BEASTIE BOYS / FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO
PARTY
BIG & RICH / SAVE A HORSE RIDE A COWBOY
BILLY IDOL / MONY MONY
BLACK VALENTYNE / '69' CAMARO
BLACK VALENTYNE / DRIVING ME CRAZY
BLACK VALENTYNE / FUCK ME LIKE AN ANIMAL
BLACK VALENTYNE / JUDGES OF DAKOTA COUNTY
BLACK VALENTYNE / KROSSDRESSER
BLACK VALENTYNE / LEAVE ME LONELY AGAIN
BLACK VALENTYNE / LOVE HATES ME
BLACK VALENTYNE / MY REFLECTION
BLACK VALENTYNE / RETIRED IN ARIZONA
BLACK VALENTYNE / RUNNING AGAIN
BLACK VALENTYNE / THANK YOU FOR THE
FREEDOM
BLACK VALENTYNE / THROUGH YOUR EYES
BLACK VALENTYNE / UGLY GRANDMA
BLINK 182 / ALL THE SMALL THINGS
BON JOVI / PRAYER '94'
BOWLING FOR SOUP / I RAN
BUCK CHERRY / CRAZY BITCH
DAUGHTRY / HOME
DAUGHTRY / OVER YOU
DEF LEPPARD / POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME
DEF LEPPARD / SWITCH 6