Valencia Vas

Valencia Vas

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

International Pop Classical star Valencia Vas creates colorful music containing pure, angelic, and diverse vocals set against soundtrack-like symphonic backgrounds.

Biography

Versatile Vocalist Valencia Vas

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Born into a poor family in Northeast Pennsylvania, Valencia overcame many early obstacles before succeeding in recording her debut album, "Reflections". With an abusive, alcoholic father who often scrounged to put food on the table, Valencia quickly learned to deal with the minimum in life. When her father disappeared, like his Native American father before him, Valencia's mother struggled to maintain the household, keep a job, and raise three children. Valencia was forced to become independent at an early age.

Vas used that independence to develop a healthy performance resume and gain music degrees from Westminster Choir College and the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. Valencia Vas currently performs with Alma Nova and Emmy award winning composer Kevin Stoller while being a member of the music faculty at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She currently resides in Thousand Oaks, California.

Lyrics

Tango

Written By: Valencia Vas

Te veo entrar en el salon
Tu camino revela tus intenciones
Tu mirada llega a mi
Pidiendome que venga a jugar
Acompartir en tu juego

Una sonrisa invitandote
Tu mirada me da esa sensacion
Bailamos

Caminas hacia a mi
Con confiado en cada paso
Tomas mi mano
Me llevas a la pista
Para un tango sencillo
Nuestros cuerpos unidos entre si

Un pie en frente del otro
Bailamos

Esperado para siempre
Sentirme despierta y viva
Como cuando me susurras

Remembrance

Written By: Valencia Vas

Do you remember the flames
That burned that day?
Do you remember the words we could not say?

It was there in that moment, clouds filled the sky
I knew then we’d have to say good-bye
But you’re still here in my heart
Though tragically we had to part
I can still hear your voice calling out to me

I hold you close my love
Tell the kids I love them too
There will never be a time you will not be mine

I will remember you
I will honor you
Every moment
You will be with me

Do you remember the silence of that time?
When all our lives seemed
To have no sense of rhyme?
And we clung to each other holding so tight
Praying to survive another night

That day still haunts my dreams
That night still lingers in my days
Now I still hear your voice calling out to me...

Home

Written By: Valencia Vas

I sit here all alone
Watching days go by
And I pray for you
Waiting for that day
When you walk through the door
And you’re safe you’re home
When you are safe at home

So, I just close my eyes
And you’re standing next to me
And it feels like home
With your arms wrapped around my waist
Your face close to mine
That’s what I call home
Cold and lonely is the bed we once shared
I’m missing you
Nights just drag on and on as I wait for the day
When my dreams come true
When I can touch you

So, I just close my eyes
And you’re standing next to me
It feels like home
Your arms wrapped around my waist
Your face close to mine
That’s what I call home

I’m holding you
In my heart you’ll always be
I can only dream of you
‘Til the day when you come home to me

Then in reality
You’ll be standing next to me
And then you’ll be home
I’ll feel your arms wrapped around my waist
Your face close to mine
Yes, you’ll be home

Oh, in reality You’ll be standing next to me
You’ll be safe, you’ll be home
Until then I just close my eyes
Just to feel you next to me
Until you come home…
Come home

Lullaby

Written By: Valencia Vas

Night waits at your window
The moon has cast its glow
Sleep sits on your eyes waiting for its chance to flow
In a world so cold, it’s hard to know
When to hold on and when to let go

Hush you by, don’t you cry
Go to sleep my little baby
Follow me, Follow me
Let the night set you free

Hear it call, call for you
Fall into the tranquil pool
Hush you by, don’t you cry
Go to sleep my little baby

Il Voto

Written By: Valencia Vas

Prima d’incontrarti di vederti Long Ti senti vor mai vicino a me Long Eri gia una fiamma che brucciava
Accesi nel mio cuor felicita
Non sapró mai, cosa verá
La fiamma tua rischiarra la mia vita

Se dici si, con te andró
Per la mia vita in terra t’ameró
Dimmi si, E tua saró
Il sogno mio e di vivere con te
Prendi mia mano
Vieni con me per l’eternitá

Adesso incominciamo un giorno nuovo
Qual siesi desiderio sará tuo Gli’occhi tuoi me parlano d’amore
Di speranza di sincerita
Il mio destino l’ho cerco in te
Il mio vota e’ d’amarti sempre

Se dici si, con te andró
Per la mia vita in terra t’ameró
Dimmi si, E tua saró
Il sogno mio e di vivere con te
Prendi mia mano
Vieni con me per l’eternitá…

When The Sun Comes Up

Written By: Valencia Vas

When you’re weary and the road feels far too long
And you don’t feel that you can keep moving on
Hold on, ‘cause a new days dawning, it’s calling- It calls for you
Open up to the possibilities waiting for you to choose

When the sun comes up tomorrow
You will face another day
In the newness of the morning
Then you know you’ll find your way
Find your way

When you’re lonely and you feel you can’t hold on
And you know letting go would just be wrong
Stay strong, ‘cause the hour’s coming for you to – for you to prove
There’s a power, a strength within you that’s waiting to shine on through

When the sun comes up tomorrow
You will face another day
In the newness of the morning
Then you know you’ll find your way
Find your way

Don’t give up, don’t give in
Don’t give up, don’t give in
Just hold on…

When the sun comes up tomorrow
You will face another day
In the newness of the morning
Then you know you’ll find your way
Find your way…

Wondrous Love

Written By: Valencia Vas

What wondrous love is this - Oh my soul, Oh my soul?
What wondrous love is this - Oh my soul?
What wondrous love is this that caused the maid of bliss
To bear a baby son for my soul, for my soul?
To bear a baby son for my soul?

What wondrous love is this Oh my soul, Oh my soul?
What wondrous love is this Oh my soul?
What wondrous love and strife that caused the lord of life
To lay aside his crown for my soul, for my soul?
To lay aside his crown for my soul?

To God and to the lamb I will sing, I will sing
To God and to the lamb I will sing, I will sing
To God and to the lamb who is the great I am
While millions join the theme, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on
While millions join the theme, I’ll sing on

While millions join the theme I will sing

Piangerò

Written By: Valencia Vas

Piangerò, Piangerò, la sorte mia,

Piangerò, Piangerò, la sorte mia,

Sì crudele e tanto ria,

Finché vita in petto avrò.

Lament

Written By: Valencia Vas

When I am laid,
Am laid in Earth,
May my wrongs create
No trouble,
No trouble in thy breast.

When I am laid,
am laid in Earth
May my wrongs create
No trouble
No trouble in thy breast

Remember me,
Remember me,
Remember me
But ah,
Forget my fate
Remember me,
But ah,
Forget my fate

Me Dices

Written By: Valencia Vas

You were my one and only love
Sent to me from heaven up above
Now I see who you really are
Un inutíl fallen star

I thought you were the one for me
Deep in love we would always be
Now I see what I should have seen
You have shattered all my dreams

Me dices me amas que siempre fuistes verdadero
Me dices me necesitas que debo hacer?
My life’s turned upside down spinning around over you

I gave to you the best of me
You came and stole the rest of me
My heart my soul my everything
In exchange for a ring

Life seemed so good in everyway
Til that sad y el presionar day
I learned you were a mentirosa
I had heard you’d been untrue

Me dices me amas que siempre fuistes verdadero
Me dices me necesitas que debo hacer?
My life’s turned upside down spinning around over you

Me dices me amas que siempre fuistes verdadero
Me dices me necesitas que debo hacer?
Me dices me amas que siempre fuistes verdadero
Me dices me necesitas pero yo no se?
Me dices me amas que siempre fuistes verdadero
Me dices me necesitas ya termino contigo!

Discography

*The Christmas Promise - Single - Launching National US radio campaign in November 2007
*When the Sun Comes Up - Single Launched on US Radio Campaign June 2007 - Adult Contemporary
*US National radio campaign launched in May 2007 for full album to Crossover Classical, Adult Standard, Light Classical, and New Age stations
*Album: Reflections - March 1, 2007;
*See www.ValenciaVas.com for a full list of radio stations that have played Valencia's songs. (Press Page)

Set List

Valencia's normal set list is about 90 to 120 minutes, but can be shortened or lengthened depending on the venue.

There are three performance options, but the second option is the most popular.

1. Full orchestra - ten of the twelve songs have been recorded with a full orchestra. The full album lasts about 55 minutes. Valencia can either sing to a full live orchestra or sing to pre-recorded back tracks.

2. Small Ensemble - The ten symphonic songs can be performed with a smaller set of intruments including piano, guitar, keyboards, flute, and violin.

3. Piano and Vocal - Two of the twelve songs are piano/vocal, but the other ten songs could be arranged in the same way to accomodate small audiences. Back-tracks can also be played to give more depth in an intimate setting.