Saturday 7 October 2023 2023

Billy Valentine is a veteran R&B singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles. His edgeless, emotive tenor boasts a multi-octave range that slots directly between and . His multivalent approach weds classic soul with jazz, blues, funk, and pop.

Now with an illustrious and multifaceted career that spans more than 50 years, veteran singer and songwriter Billy Valentine is ready to be reintroduced to world with his glowing new album, Billy Valentine & The Universal Truth, reactivating the iconic jazz label, Flying Dutchman.

  • €23,00 *
  • Kleine Zaal
  • 19:00
  • 20:00

Possessing an empathic, lissome voice, Valentine draws upon the soul-jazz legacy of such iconic Flying Dutchman singer and songwriters as Gil Scott-Heron and Leon Thomas, on his new album as he delivers testifying renditions of message songs originally recorded and written by Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Kendricks, War, Prince – and of course, Scott-Heron and Thomas.

Billy Valentine : Vocals

Crispin Taylor : drums

Ernie Mckone : bass

Terry Lewis : guitar

Graham Harvey : keys

“ Valentine’s incredible vocals render the listener entranced and breathless, and leave the powerful, emotive lyrics to pull at their soul. Pure exquisite magic. The vocal masterclass. “