Artist: Margaret Valentine | Songwriter and Singer
Country and Crossover singer and songwriter Margaret Valentine's live performances are influenced by her rock and country musical roots. Currently writing in Nashville, Margaret recently performed at the prestigious Tin Pan South Singer & Songwriter Festival and has opened for top artists such as Ed Sheeran, A Great Big World, Ryan Cabrera, Matt Nathanson, Eric Hutchinson, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Cook, Michael Tolcher, Matt Warren, Joan Osborne, America, Tonic, and many others. Inspired by early writing influences such as Emmylou Harris, Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks, and Joni Mitchell, Margaret's recent single "Love and Affection" has received radio airplay. Having performed for venue and festival crowds ranging from 350 to 35,000 at a diverse list of iconic music venues, Margaret has also appeared as a featured guest artist at major network radio station concert events and in-studio on-air appearances.
Margaret's band includes well-known guitarists Marc Shulman and Tony Tino, percussionist Gary Seligson, and music director, keyboardist and guitarist Daniel A. Weiss, and her band musicians have worked with national acts such as The Eagles, Shania Twain, Bon Jovi, Suzanne Vega, Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne, Gavin DeGraw, Sean Colvin, Jewel, and others.
Margaret combines the rarest of gifts as songwriter and singer in love with the possibilities of music and life.
Margaret Valentine Band Musician Bios:
Tony Tino - Bass Guitar
Tony has been playing bass professionally for 10 years. He has performed, recorded and toured with such artists such as: Gavin DeGraw, Clay Aiken (The View), Ronnie Spector, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Billy Joel, John Scofield, G.E. Smith, Branford Marsalis, Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out, Lou Del Gatto, Clyde Stubblefield, Cornelius Bumpus, Carl Burnett, Drew Zing, Zhane, Jeff Campbell, Jeff Kazee, David Letterman), Jon Cobert (John Lennon, Tom Chapin, Bobby Banderia (Bon Jovi, Dave Edmunds), Aaron Brooks (Moby). Tony performs live with Margaret Valentine.
Marc Shulman - Guitar
New York native guitarist Marc Shulman has performed with the Bacon Brothers, Chris Botti, Shawn Colvin, Cliff Eberhardt, Martha Reeves, Junior Wells, Billy Vera and Jewel, and as session musician is credited in albums by, among others, Will Ackerman, Marc Anthony, The Bee Gees, Celine Dion, Derrik Jordan, Lucy Kaplansky, Jennifer Kimball, Patty Larkin, David McGrath, October Project, Bob Telson and Vanessa Williams. He has also performed with B.B. King, Charlie Pride, Bo Diddley and Rodney Crowell, and played on the soundtracks to the films, "Philadelphia", "Pokemon" and "Wendigo". Mark performs live with Margaret Valentine.
Daniel A. Weiss - Music Director, Keyboards, Guitar
Daniel's many Broadway musical credits include: Rent (assoc conductor), Hair (asst conductor), Motown, Rain, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, Let it Be, Brooklyn (assoc conductor), Taboo (assoc conductor). Daniel's touring credits include: Joan Osborne, Valerie Carter, Jeffrey Gaines, Anthony Rapp, and his Composer/Arranger credits include: Without You, Daedalus Lounge, Happily After Tonight, Bohemian Valentine, etc. Daniel performed on recent recording sessions and live with Margaret Valentine.
Gary Seligson - Percussion
Gary is one of the most sought after drummers in New York City and beyond. Gary has performed and/or recorded with various artists including: Elton John, Phil Collins, The Rascals, Idina Menzel and many more. Gary has played in many Broadway hits including Tarzan, AIDA, and Wicked. He was also the drummer for Broadway show Billy Elliot's 3- year run, performing at the Imperial Theatre. Currently, Gary can be found at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre where he is the percussionist for Broadway musical Motown. Gary performs live with Margaret Valentine.