SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Cello.
I'm a singer-songwriter, actor, and former stand up comic. I've been real lucky the last 17 I've been able to work with one of the best bass players and overall musicians in the world in Jonni Lightfoot. We've been great friends and co-writers for 17 yrs. We've recorded apprx 15 to 20 songs over the years and are working on my fist solo project "Unfinished Business". Jonni is currently touring with Air Supply and has recorded some of his own solo projects, which makes it difficult to get together to record and to write. I'm currently looking for a band and or musicians to form one. PROS ONLY!! NO DRUGS NO DRUNKS, most of all no FLAKES!!!! I've dealt with more flakes here in Vegas than a bowl of Wheaties!!
- Screen name:
- Jay Vallee
- Member since:
- Nov 09 2007
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
I've been told I sound alot like a Steve Perry, Brad Delp, Geoff Tate type of a vocalist. I tend to find influences in alot of singers. I normally sing in a higher register but use my range well. If you listen to the songs you'll hear how I change my voice and the style to fit the song. From ballads to metal I'm flexible to cover it. I'm up to doing any style, as long as it's good. So bring it and let's see what happens!! Not all these songs will be on the CD. The ones that will be on it will be re-recoded using todays technology. I hope to find some of the musicians here on this Bandmix. Peace Jamie
- Vocalist - Baritone:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Vocalist - Alto:
- Background Singer:
I use Shure mics, Korg TR Workstation, Samson studio mic, and Cakewalk Music Creator, Sonar LE for my home recording.
I'm not a Member so you will need to contact me. Thanx. Very good songwriter and easy to work with. Let's make some music!! Peace Jay
Wings of Courage
Wings of Courage Track number: 3 Year: 2005 Album: Unfinished Business Genre: Classic Rock
I wrote this song for a great friend of mine who was fighting cancer. The song lifted his spirits while going through the treatments, he loved it. Unfortunately he lost his battle. His memory as well as the song will always live on. Miss you Dave!! GO CUBS!! We recorded it in Salt Lake in Jonni's studio and will be recording it agin with some minor changes when he gets of his tour.
Deceiver Track number: 2 Year: 1988 Album: NMS HOWEL Genre: Metal
This song and this 3 song demo is what got NMS our record deal with Red Light Records in Chicago in 89. We had write ups in Kerrang, Metal Forces, and local papers. We had the bull by the horns but could'nt stop the senseless bullshit!! It's true that it's the damn girlfriends that always end up screwing it up for musicians. If some of us had been more focused on the band and the music instead of the BITCHES we may be still making the music that as we were told by so many had us destined for the top. I know myself what lessons I learned, so if there is any young musicians out there that our reading this now remember the music will be heard for a lifetime, much longer than the HOWEL of the WHORE!!! Long live the music!!!!! (you can quote me on that one!!) Jamie
It's You Track number: 5 Year: 1993 Album: Unfinished Business Genre: Other
I don't really know how to classify this one. Jonni and I wrote this one in about 2 hours while I was bartending in SLC. Is it rock or country? I wrote it for some girl I was dating in Salt Lake she loved it!! This song got alot of airplay back in SLC in 93 (it helped that I was one of the DJ's at the station) that I worked at in SLC. The song was also sought after by a rather famous country music star (name with held to protect the guilty!!) The one thing about this song is if you sing it in a girls ear, your getting some!!!!
Fugitive Track number: 5 Year: 1988 Album: NMS HOWEL Genre: Metal
The second song of the EP Demo from NMS HOWEL. IN YOUR FACE song quick and to the point. It's amazing what you can come up with from the ashes of derailed songs of the past!! Nms at it's finest heavy and hard.
Jamie Valle'e-Jonni Lightfoot 01 Other Side Rainbow
Jamie Valle'e-Jonni Lightfoot 01 Other Side Rainbow Track number: 1 Year: 1992 Album: Unfinished Business Genre: Classic Rock
This song Jonni wrote as a instrumental. A couple of months earlier I lost a close friend in a fire back home in Chicago. Brett was our light man in the NMS heydays, and had been a friend of ours since we were kids. I wrote this song for his family who I grew up with in Chi-town, Jonni brought me this music and I said perfect!! It turned out to touch alot of friends and people I never ever met before. This song is probably lyriclly my best work. I'm very proud of this one and can't wait to record it over for my CD Unfinished Bizz.
Within Our Minds
Within Our Minds Track number: 2 Year: 1991 Album: Forbidden Son Genre: Metal
This was the band that I sang in Salt Lake, that's also where a young kid auditioned for bass player. Needless to say I said YES!!! Jonni and I hit it off musically instantlly. That became a great friendship and musical partnership. We've been writing and recording together ever since. You'll see that 90% of the songs I put on here were written by us both all the music all the lyrics and vocals. Wait till you hear the 2 new tunes!! Backwards and Live It Up. STAY TUNED!!!!!
Come Alive Track number: 7 Year: 1988 Album: NMS HOWEL Genre: Metal
The first song NMS wrote together, it had many names until our drummer (Zbig) had an epiphany and wrote the lyrics. Once called DUI. Crowd favorite this song started many a mosh pit!!
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I'll be singing with Double Take Las Vegas's TOP Cover band, I'll be singing a couple of tunes with them more to come after some much needed rehearsal time. So if your in Vegas come check us at out at AJ's Tavern corner of Twain and Decataur 9PM Fri the 7th and Sat the 8th.
I won't be singing tonite due to my hip pain as some of you know I'm in need of a hip replacement and the pain today is preventing me from performing. I will be back tomorrow night. I'LL HAVE MY MEDS I HOPE!! Peace Jamie
It's been awhile but I'm looking forward to this Sat night the 24th at AJ's tavern here in Las Vegas I've been invited to join one of Vegas's hottest cover bands "Double Take" and you will do a Double Take when you hear them you'll think your hearing the original acts!!! LIVE NOV 24th at AJ's Tavern 3250 S Decatur At 9:00PM I will be joining them onstage for a couple of tunes so come on out check it out!! This Sat nt 9PM at AJ's Tavern 3250 S Decatur We'll have you doing a Double Take!!!