"Remember the name, because she creates some beautiful pop music"
-BBC Radio 6 Music
"One of the brightest new faces in pop this year"
-The Oxford Mail
British artist, Tilly Valentine, has been described as “one of the revolutions of music this year” after a run of successful self-releases. The independent artist has gained over 3 million streams alongside broadcasts across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, The Hot List, The BBC Introducing Mixtape, Jazz FM and more.
Flirting with the idea of pop, soulful r&b and hints of jazz, Valentine’s style has been best described as "the type of quirky you can pair with a coffee or party”. With previous spots on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Low-Key playlists, Valentine and South London producer, edbl, have collaborated on listeners favourites ‘Table for Two’ and ‘Symmetry’, over two millions streams. With playlisting hand selected by Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga etc), Valentine’s tracks can be heard in for Hotel Chocolat, as well as Starbucks, Costa, M&S, TK Maxx, New Look, Café Rouge and many more stores.
Born and raised in a small Oxfordshire town, Valentine moved to London aged 16 to attend The BRIT School, where her journey began. The BRIT School Alumna graduated with a triple Distinction*, and proceeded to gain a First Class Honours in Vocal Performance at The Academy of Contemporary Music. Her early journey involved performing in the backing choir for Sam Smith at Wembley Arena, performing backing vocals for Mimi Webb, Rod Stewart, Jack Vallier and an involvement on projects with the likes of DJ Fresh, Lewis Watson and iiola (formerly Shannon Saunders). Live support slots include Submotion Orchestra and Hollie Cook at the O2 Academy, as well as her own show with BBC Introducing Uprising.
Following her debut BBC Radio 1 broadcast with Huw Stephens, Valentine was listed as part of BBC Introducing’s Best of 2020. Followed by her Speedy Cover live on BBC Radio 1, Nick Grimshaw described Valentine's vocals as "soothing" and a “beautiful performance". Matt Edmonson later played the cover on his show, describing it as "soulful", with Yungblud himself referring to “feeling like he's been to an art gallery”.
Her tracks soothed the ears of many tastemakers, including Jamz Supernova who premiered her debut single on BBC Radio 1Xtra, whilst her self-directed video was awarded “Best Music Video” by Music Republic Magazine alongside a shortlist for Best Female Artist, Best New Artist and Best Song/Songwriter. Her soulful singles ‘Brick by Brick' and ‘Calendar Girl’ were played on BBC Radio 6 Music as they continue to champion her “beautiful pop music” alongside The BBC Introducing Mixtape.
Being recognised for her playful and conversational lyrics, the young artist took to the stage for the third time at her hometown venue, the O2 Academy in Oxford, Truck festival and inevitably headlined upstairs at the renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. With more new music in the pipeline, Valentine sets the tone for 2022 to be her best year yet.
CDS IN BANQUET RECORDS
My latest EP 'Half Full/Half Emptyl' is being sold in Banquet Records !!!
It's available to purchase in store or from their online shop, as well as from mine. I'm already shipping orders to Japan & South Korea which is so crazy!!
The CDs will also be available to purchase from Rapture in Witney.
CALENDAR GIRL (LIVE SESSION)
Following its spot on New Music Friday, I recorded a live session of my single 'Calendar Girl' which is available on YouTube. I'm accompanied by Madeleine Jones and Maddie Ashman, and it was released on International Women's Day.
The track was broadcast on BBC 6 Music by Shaun Keaveny who champions "beautiful pop music".
SOLD OUT JAZZ CAFE
I’ve seen some of my favourite artists of all-time perform at the Jazz Cafe, so this was a very special show. I performed with a 9-piece band and the night sold out!