PRESENTED BY PAULINE FREEMAN
Valentine Black is the alter ego of Kildare musician Peco Mc Loughlin. Having fronted a number of bands, most recently indie-rockers Bright Light Fiasco who enjoyed success with the two top 40 singles, Peco decided to go solo in late 2008. He's been writing and recording since and is currently putting the finishing touches to his debut album which is due for release in 2011.
Songs on the album are about everything from life in modern Ireland to the old chestnuts of love, loss, life and even murder! The music is influenced by artists like David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and bands likeThe Clash, Radiohead and James to name a few. Like many artists, the list is pretty long and varied!
Valentine Black has already created quite a bit of interest making the heats of national competition, The JD Set, in 2009, and being selected in May 2010 for youngrebel.co.uk's international playlist. And although no singles have been released yet, his demos have received airplay on a number of Dublin and regional radio stations.
Over the years he has shared the stage with a number of major artists supporting acts like The Waterboys, Mundy, Bell X-1, Damien Dempsey, The Blizzards, The Coronas, Dirty Epics, Aslan and Something Happens to name a few. With the release of his debut album shortly he hopes to take the next step up on the bill!
Tune in again tomorrow!!!!