There is no better way to start a day, than having some great rock’n’roll to clear your head with.. And that is exactly what you get, when you turn up for Kickin VALENTINA, the rock’n’roll your parents, church and school, used to warn you about…. 😜
Hard Rock, the serious way, and that might sound boring, but let me explain.. These guys are musicians, they didn’t get a record deal because of their big hair, funny lyrics or outrageous lifestyle, they got it for their great music, plane and simple.. And you can hear it’s not just some “one hit wonder” kind of thing, it’s solid, and not just for a single generation, great rock’n’roll is for everyone.. And don’t mistake, this is party music, no doubt about that, the “i could use a beer or a drink right now” kind of thing, that makes you jump on your bike, and go for your favorite waterhole… 😎
They have 2 albums on the street, “Super Atomic” and “Imaginary Creatures” so far, and touring around promoting them, so watch out for these guys.. And told by my old friend Ken Anthony, they are a class act live on stage, great guys and definitely not afraid to party… 😉🎉
But let’s see what their label, Mighty Music, have to say :
KICKIN VALENTINA plays loud unapologetic rock n roll. The band is quickly gaining attention while growing a solid fan base across the US and abroad. On August 11, KICKIN VALENTINA released their second full length album “Imaginary Creatures” on Mighty Music, which debuted on 5 different Billboard charts (Heatseeker Albums #16, Heatseekers South Atlantic #5, Independent Albums #30, Hard Rock Album Sales #11, and Rock Album Sales #42). The band once again chose to work with renowned Producer/Engineer Andy Reilly (Bruce Dickinson, UFO, Asia, The Quireboys) at Muse Productions in Atlanta. In September 2017, KICKIN VALENTINA will support the German band Nitrogods on the “BBQ Roadkill” tour with 9 shows in Germany, and then set out on their own headline tour of Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. Powerplay Magazine (UK) states, “It’s hard to name a recently-released album in this genre that rivals this. Highly recommended.”
KICKIN VALENTINA was formed in 2013 by guitarist Heber Pampillon and drummer Jimmy Berdine. After meeting vocalist Joe Edwards (whose distinctive style has been described as a “diamond in the dirt”), they began writing and rehearsing, then recruited bassist Chris Taylor to round out the lineup. The band was quickly picked up by Atlanta based indie label Highway 9 Records and released their debut self-titled EP in October 2013. In August 2015 KICKIN VALENTINA signed with Danish hard rock/metal label Mighty Music/Target Group and released their first full length album “Super Atomic” to rave reviews around the world. “We are excited to continue our relationship with Mighty Music/Target Group for the release of our second full length album “Imaginary Creatures.” In 2016 we completed successful tours of the U.S. and Europe in support of our debut album “Super Atomic.” We can’t wait to play new places and meet our diehard fans around the world in 2017″ states bassist Chris Taylor.
KICKIN VALENTINA has been busy touring America and opening for artists as diverse as Buckcherry, Queensryche, Pop Evil, Fozzy, Skid Row, Red Dragon Cartel, Sebastian Bach, Doro, Eve to Adam, Faster Pussycat, Nonpoint, Kix, and LA Guns to name a few. In May 2016 KICKIN VALENTINA embarked on their first European tour performing in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Denmark (Nordic Noise Festival). In addition to their own headlining shows, they are also actively playing a variety of music festivals including Rock Fest (WI), Monsters of Rock Cruise, Lario Music Festival (Italy), Farm Rock (IL, TN & GA), Soundwave (MD), Rock n Skull (IL), Wolf Fest (CO), Skull Fest (NE), Summer Rock Party (IL), and Outskirts 53 Music & Bike Fest (GA).
KICKIN VALENTINA has received press in major publications throughout Europe and Japan such as Burrn, Young Guitar, Classic Rock, Sweden Rock, Legacy, Fireworks, Metalized, Aardshok, Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Rock Hard, Rock It, Powerplay, and countless online magazines around the world. They were nominated for – and won – the prestigious 2014 GA Music Award for “Rock Band of the Year,” and in 2015 they won the GA Music Award for “Video of the Year” for their single “Wrong Way.” Their song “Get Ready” is being used by the Jacksonville Axemen Rugby Team for promotional commercials and played during home games, and is also on the soundtrack for the new movie “Hair I Go Again” directed by Steve McClure and produced by Kyle Kruger. Both “Get Ready” and the standout track “Alone” will be featured in the new action horror movie and soundtrack “Altered” from award winning film director Kely McClung.
Joe Edwards – Vocals
Heber Pampillon – Guitars
Chris Taylor – Bass
Jimmy Berdine – Drums
“Super Atomic (2015)”
“Imaginary Creatures (2017)”
Last words : The latest album “Imaginary Creatures” is fantastic Hard hitting rock’n’roll, with cool melodies and a great well produced sound, just as i like it… And playing on 18th of May in Copenhagen, at High Voltage, together with the upcoming new act “HELLSMOKE”, which I most likely will attend myself, I will be able to tell more about these guys later on..
All from me for now… Have a great one, and remember, “once you put the keys in, we’re all going the same way… 🤟😎