Paula Valstein

Paula Valstein

BandRock

Powerful soulful rock featuring Paula's hypnotizing voice delivering her uniquely rich songwriting. Fused with the band's subtle grooves, the listener is thrown into a state of timeless euphoria. The electrifying energy seduces us all to be emotionally involved like our most intimate stories would.

Biography

Paula Valstein has a story to tell and combined with some of New York City’s most talented musicians, this story can be heard in a way so unique that any listener can relate and understand.

Raised in the bohemian city of Tel-Aviv, Paula discovered her Grandmothers Piano at the age of four. At age six Paula fell in love while composing songs taken from her mother’s poetry. With the fire it ignited the drive and passion followed suit and she enrolled in the most prestigious music school Israel has to offer. Just four years later, she would play her first concert to an audience exceeding one hundred eager listeners. At fifteen with the piano mastered and the creativity blossoming, she took her love for Classical music and cross pollinated it with the world of song-writing. Combining her passion for both genres, Paula started to discover a voice of her own. Music became an outlet for Paula to voice the turmoil surrounding her in the beautiful landscapes of the Middle East. This voice found a place in listener’s hearts and a strong following began. A favorite at the countries most attended rock and jazz festivals, Paula’s unique style set her apart from other musicians. Among the most memorable festivals was the 2002 RED SEA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, where the nationally televised event allowed Paula’s passion to shine thru into homes through out the entire nation. With interest now at fever pitch and the year coming to a close, Paula performed to a sold out audience at the world famous ISRAEL OPERA HOUSE, as part of "THE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ CONCERT SERIES".

With a new year came new challenges for Paula and she set her sights on moving to New York City to make all her dreams a reality. After making such a name for herself in her native country, it only seemed fitting to take the next step and break thru the demanding NYC music scene. It didn’t take long for the sophisticated listeners and respected musicians of the city to love and respect the talents of this beautiful Songstress. Paula became a regular in all of the intimate rooms of New York, and became a staple in the world renowned East Village Songwriters scene. Fans line the blocks to hear her sold out shows at such renowned venues as ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL, THE BITTER END, TONIC, JOE'S PUB, THE LIVING ROOM, THE KNITTING FACTORY, PIANOS and THE CUTTING ROOM. Those fortunate enough to get inside the clubs watch an artist at work, weaving with effortless mastery from high energy syncopated grooves to sultry velvet laced ballads. Audience members leave with an overwhelming sense of fulfillment as Paula reaches out with her words and energy to touch the souls of each individual listener.

With Paula Valstein comes a breath of fresh air in the music industry. Her music is so honest and telling it compels the listener to share their own stories thru any outlet available. It is not everyday that we come across a talent so exceptional and unique as Paula Valstein.

Lyrics

La La Song

Written By: Paula Valstein

Leave all your toys, come play with me
It pours outside but it's so nice and warm in here
Why won't we turn all our phones off
And let's just hide from the world 'till the morning dawn will come

La La La La La La

Let the rain wash sadness away
Just close your eyes and let the fire fuel you there
Why won't we take all our clothes off
And let's just hide from the world until the morning dawn will come

La La La La La La

Michaelangelo

Written By: Paula Valstein

Sparkling drops of rain
They're falling slowly shining as diamonds
Water will take them in
And won't allow them to break

Golden rainbow will move
The mountains of our fears
It will make it all
Disappear

No more pain no more suffering
It can't remain as it is
There's too much blood on each other
It's time to make peace

Michaelangelo drew God creating man
Their hands were getting closer
One to another
Maybe we should have learned
How to listen
Instead of fighting each other

Sometimes we lose our heads
In useless searching of emptiness
All we need is open our hearts
To love

No more pain no more suffering
It can't remain as it is
There's too much blood on each other
It's time to make peace
It's time to make peace.

Come Away

Written By: Paula Valstein

Come away now
Come away now
Put your hands boy
On my waist

And oh
You smell so well
And please please don't be scared
So
Come away now
Come away now
Let's get two tickets to Spain boy
And walk the streets of Madrid tonight

Let's make love outside
And please please, be my man tonight

Oh the smoke is turning into flames
It keeps burning with craving desire
And I can't help but see orange flames
Quickly turning into red

God! I hope that I won't fall in love with you
And please please make me strong enough to make it through

So come away now
Come away now
Run your fingers through my hair
And oh I can feel the magic here
Please please let it be real

Oh the smoke is turning into flames
It keeps burning with craving desire
And I can't help but see orange flames
Quickly turning into red

God! I hope that I won't fall in love with you
And please please make me strong enough to make it through

So come away now
Come away now

Come Away

Written By: Paula Valstein

Come away now
Come away now
Put your hands boy
On my waist

And oh
You smell so well
And please please don't be scared
So
Come away now
Come away now
Let's get two tickets to Spain boy
And walk the streets of Madrid tonight

Let's make love outside
And please please, be my man tonight

Oh the smoke is turning into flames
It keeps burning with craving desire
And I can't help but see orange flames
Quickly turning into red

God! I hope that I won't fall in love with you
And please please make me strong enough to make it through

So come away now
Come away now
Run your fingers through my hair
And oh I can feel the magic here
Please please let it be real

Oh the smoke is turning into flames
It keeps burning with craving desire
And I can't help but see orange flames
Quickly turning into red

God! I hope that I won't fall in love with you
And please please make me strong enough to make it through

So come away now
Come away now

Discography

Bring It On - Single LP 2007

Michaelangelo & La La Song: Alloy Radio January 2006 & Podcast

WBAI radio, Sidewalk Benefit (Live), April 2005

Set List

a set can be 30 to 90 minutes long, all original music, covers are rare.

Songs:

Bring It On
Walk Into Madness
Beautiful Dreamer
Come Away
Mexico
La La Song
Michaelangelo
Airplane
Be
Dance With Me
Brave
More
River
My Light
Queen of Hearts
Run Away
Neo