About Alex Valentine
In 2006 he moved to the Welsh mountains. It was in this relative isolation that Alex wrote and recorded Tardis Heart, his third album, a beautiful collection of stripped back heart-wrenching songs. This was followed by ‘A Short Album About Love’ … twelve highly edited, tautly written pop songs, produced as briefly as possible… it’s a concept album that’s actually enjoyable!
The video for Hurricane from this album was an internet hit, becoming number one featured youtube video, embedded on hundreds of sites, it has amassed over half a million internet views to date.
From this video FOUR LINE LONG POEM was born… Alex’s very own pop poetry stanza. There are now three series of poems/photographs, available as limited edition prints or postcard collections from the online store.
2010 saw the completion of ‘A Is For…’ a lush sounding masterpiece of much passion.
In 2011 Alex released a collection called 'Lost Songs'
Alex was first discovered by Bob Harris and has also been championed by Jonathan Ross, Jonnie Walker and Dermot O’Leary, all on BBC Radio 2 and has performed his music all over the world, recently in India, California and Spain.
In 1990 Alex was the first British artist to perform in Romania since Ceau?escu took power in 1965. His performance was broadcast to 35 million soviet bloc viewers. He sang live on the national news but this was used as propaganda by the state TV. Under armed protection from Romanian rebels, Alex and his manager Seamus Morley hid in the mountains for three days before returning to the U.K.
Alex is married to the novelist Jenny Valentine.
1997 Alex Valentine(mini LP)
2004 Local History (album)
2004 Sunshine (single)
2006 Tardis Heart (album)
2008 A Short Album About Love (album)
2010 A Is For… (album)
2010 Light Years (single)
2011 Lost Songs (album)
May 26 ThursdayHay On Wye, UK Globe at Hay