Valerie

Valerie

BandR&BFunk

Val Watson is the former lead singer of the grammy award winning R&B/Funk band Club Nouveau. Val's solo music is a tasty mix of smooth urban polyrhythmics, poetic alternafunk, classic R&B featuring some deep nasty grooves.

Biography

VAL WATSON is the former lead singer of the grammy award winning R&B/Funk band CLUB NOUVEAU that to date has sold over 12 million albums and has had 11 charted hits, including such hits as “Rumors,” “Lean On Me,” “Jealously,” “Situation #9,” and “Why You Treat Me So Bad. ” Club Nouveau was an incredible start for Val’s career, however, Val is not one to rest on her past accomplishments. Val’s dynamic solo debut album, “URBAL” on Thump records features a tasty mix of smooth urban polyrhythmics, poetic alternafunk, classic R&B and deep nasty grooves and has received rave reviews. In addition to Val’s distinctive vocals and songwriting, URBAL features performances from music industry giants such as GEORGE CLINTON, BOOTSY COLLINS, Con Funk Shun front man MICHAEL COOPER, GERALD ALBRIGHT, PATRICE RUSHEN, GEORGE BENSON, HOWARD HEWETT and GEORGE DUKE. The album was produced by the creative GERALD MCCAULEY who has worked with such notables as George Benson, Chante Moore, Bobby Lyle and others. Val co-wrote most of the songs on URBAL, including “Days Like This” which Val co-wrote with the legendary STEVIE WONDER.

In addition to the release of URBAL, VAL has released a live album on 215 Records called “Live at the Funk Lounge” which also features tasty performances with the likes of GEORGE CLINTON, BOOTSY COLLINS, RICKY LAWSON and the EARTH, WIND & FIRE HORN SECTION.

VAL and producer GERALD MCCAULEY are currently preparing to re-enter the studio to begin work on VAL’s next album that will feature new soulful VAL WATSON performances and songs along with performances from many legendary and current stars.

A new VAL WATSON wave has indeed begun and is ready to sweep over the entire planet to fill every heart and ear with the pleasure of VAL’s beautiful voice and music.

Discography

Val Watson - Urbal (Thump Records); Val Watson - Live at the Funk Lounge (215 Records); Club Nouveau releases: Life, Love & Pain; Under a Nouveau Groove; Listen to the Message; A New Beggining; Everything is Black; Pentagon; Beginning; Ballads & Love Songs; Greatest Hits

Set List

Val's live set consists mainly of original solo material with a few Club Nouveau favorite hits in the mix.