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Upbeat acoustic singer/songwriters known for giving a great live show. Advocates for intimate, acoustic gigs allowing excellent connection with the audience.
John Fitzpatrick, Steve Boniface, Pete Macfarlane & Jo Walters are 'Les Valentine', a band from Brighton, England building an ever expanding fan base. Know for playing a great live show, they win over new fans at every gig with their upbeat songs and audience pleasing banter.
Band/artist history
You can read our blog at blog.myspace.com/lesvalentinemusic or join our mailing list by writing to lesvalentine@hotmail.co.uk After meeting during a weekly acoustic Open Mic Night at the University of Sussex, John Fitzpatrick and Steve Boniface discovered a mutual love of playing the same type of music and began playing and writing together soon after. They developed a strong and consistent following at the weekly event, particularly when they took over its weekly running, with their self-penned, upbeat songs and offbeat covers. The pair also began playing in a Rock band together, which evolved into Indie Rock unit 'Johnny Fitz Promotion' with John on Rhythm Guitar and Steve on drums. After playing gigs for a year along the South Coast, in London and even being flown out to play in Jersey, acoustic roots began calling again for the duo leading to their eventual split from the group. Now playing under the name 'Les Valentine', John and Steve have returned to their preferred medium to excellent audience reviews. With a mix of upbeat acoustic music, unusual takes on well known artists and audience focused banter/performance, they are gathering a following which they hope will continue to grow and grow.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
We play live relentlessly around Brighton, England at the moment, but we're looking to expand our horizons soon. Special moments? Plenty to go around, come along and see for yourself (you can find info on our gigs at lesvalentine.com). Does forgetting the lyrics count?
Your musical influences
Our musical influences are extremely wide ranging, so it's probably easier to say who we've been told we sound like. So far, we have been told we sound like The Kooks, Beautiful South, The Feeling, The Barenaked Ladies, The Everly Brothers and Simon & Garfunkel.
What equipment do you use?
Two vocal mics and two acoustic guitars.
Anything else?
For more information go to www.lesvalentine.com
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