Growing up in the middle of Canada, in a city kindly named Regina (rhymes with fun), Val began writing songs at age 5. She left the prairies to pursue music seriously at 17, and moved alone to the "big city" of Vancouver, British Columbia. Over the years Val has played hundreds of shows, both solo, and with various bands including North of Dewdney, Crucial Taunt, KJB Agents, and of course her own creation, Val Halla. She has also been a guest on various TV and Radio programs, performing live solo acoustic renditions of her music.
Now 24, Val splits her time between Regina, Vancouver, and Nashville, honing her skills as a guitar player, songwriter, and performer.
She has sacrificed being with family, friends, and the love of her life, to simply get a shot at having her music heard by others, and connecting with fans and strangers alike.
Achievements include engineering and producing Val Halla's self titled 2007 release, gaining an endorsement through Mack Amps (mackamps.com), performing various showcases in Los Angeles and Nashville, and gaining new and loyal fans every time she plays!
Val is now pursuing a solo career under the name Val Halla, and will be attending both CMW and SXSW in 2009 to promote her upcoming release (due out this winter).
"...guitar arpeggiated interesting rock work. We are reminded a bit of the Runaways... musically rich, energetic... We look forward to more." -Earbuzz.com
"Val's music is high energy, modern sounding with a classic (with the emphasis on 'class'), authentic vibe. Her voice has a Janis meets Rickie Lee Jones quality that pushes her upbeat, groove oriented tunes to a whole other level. I am officially a fan!"
-Todd Kerns, Musician/Producer (Age of Electric)
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