Welcome to the official website for Valerie Day

Dynamic and self assured, Valerie Day has a voice that is evocative of another time, yet refreshingly modern. Gifted singer, skilled percussionist, in-demand session player and passionate advocate for arts education, Valerie is an artist of rare talent and dedication. First appearing on the world's stage in the 80's with the Pop/R&B band NU SHOOZ, she has since performed and recorded with a wide spectrum of artists ranging from the Oregon Symphony Pops to pianist Tom Grant, guitarist Dan Balmer, pianist Darrell Grant, celebrated jazz artist David Frishberg, and many others.

Valerie's most recent CD is one she's released with her husband John and their band NU SHOOZ. The group that first won the hearts and minds of the world with ‘I Can’t Wait’ is back with a collection of songs from the tape vaults. Kung Pao Kitchen represents a return to the slamming bass lines and punchy hooks of its predecessor ‘Poolside' and captures the group at the height of their groove. Kung Pao Kitchen is a time capsule from the days when the Shooz ruled dance floors from Cleveland to Cape Town.

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Another project that is close to Valerie's heart is a show she created with Darrell Grant called Brain Chemistry For Lovers. Fusing cabaret, concert, and science lecture, Brain Chemistry For Lovers uses music, film and the latest discoveries in the world of neuroscience to explore one of the most universal of all human experiences - Romantic Love.

For more information about Brain Chemistry For Lovers, click here.

Latest News

NU SHOOZ Redux & Divaville Farewell Concert


photo by Phil IsleyThank you for visiting my website. I’m grateful to all of you who give me the opportunity to make a life out of what I love most - making music. I couldn’t do it without you!

NU SHOOZ

2015 is shaping up to be quite the year. My husband John and I have been a part of the Super Freestyle Explosion tour as Nu Shooz for the last two years with other 80s artists like LisaLisa, Expose, and Stacey Q. We've been having more fun than we thought possible! We’ve been asked to be a part of the tour again, so starting in May we'll be hitting the road with our Freestyle friends. Also starting in May we’ll be playing with the 8 piece live band that we put together last year to revive some of our 80s and 90s music and create new music for this (almost) new millenium. If you’re a Nu Shooz fan, you can visit the Nu Shooz website to find out when we’ll be in a city near you or check the calendar here on my website.

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Divaville Farewell Concert

For jazz fans in Portland Oregon, I'll be making making an appearance at a special event to say farewell to a beloved radio show created and hosted for 20 years by Christa Wessel - Divaville. Tony Starlight is producing and hosting A Divaville Farewell Concert to be held March 25, 2015 at the Alberta Rose Theatre featuring performances from some of Divaville’s famous fans, like vocalists Rebecca Kilgore, yours truly, Robert Moore, vibraphonist Mike Horsfall and the ever eclectic 3 Leg Torso. Tickets are on sale now -- $20 general admission, or $50 VIP seating with a pre-concert reception. It's sure to be a special evening. Hope to see you there.

 

Love,


Valerie