Valium Stallion
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Valium Stallion


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EP, titled, "With It & For It," released Fall, 09. EP reserved for intra-industry promotional puposes. Copies available upon request. Streaming radio airplay of two tracks. The single, "Gearbox" has recieved airplay on KISW, Seattle's principal rock, FM radio station.



Valium Stallion comprises 3 musicians, Doc Solammen, Simon Hilsman and Woody Russell, set resolutely to the antiquated business of writing, recording and performing music. Meriting mention is the dubious, if not altogether distressing fact that the aforementioned are, to a one, formally trained musicians—each trying desperately to hide his inability to apply eyeliner and execute choreographed stage jumps behind adroit playing and thoughtful composition.
Formed in the spring of 07 by Solammen, Hilsman and a favorable confluence of ambition and circumstance, Valium Stallion’s initial incarnation more closely resembled a military boot camp than it did a rock band. Daily rehearsals, many spanning entire afternoons and evenings, were the norm. The zeal with which Doc and Simon approached their nascent undertaking was necessary insomuch as the lads’ influences and styles of play run an admittedly weird gamut encompassing progressive rock, funk, baroque, classical, show-tunes, opera, Devil-worship, whale song, sign language and mime. Assisted in their endeavor by a tasteful dash of MIDI, Solammen’s proclivity for melody and Hilsman’s forward thinking approach to matters rhythmic, Valium Stallion found themselves ready, in the high summer of 07, to expand their ranks. The time had come to take on a guitar player.
Enter Woody Russell; guitarist of consequence and final component to the triumvirate that is Valium Stallion. In Woody, Doc and Simon had found a musician whose technical merit was matched only by his professionalism and easy demeanor.
And then there were three…
As a musical commodity, Valium Stallion appeals to fans of the progressive, F.M. radio rock of the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s.
Naturally, you’ll need judge for yourself…