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Portrait of Valence
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Valence is a four piece band from NY that exists to rock hard, open minds, and most importantly.... push the boundaries of contemporary Instrumental Progressive Rock.
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Hometown Larchmont, NY
Genres Heavy Rock, Rock Instrumental
Band Members Michael Buonanno - guitar; Geoffrey Schaefer - guitar; ... » more
Achievements Channel-number_1 Top-10
Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Artist / Band Member
Michael Buonanno booking@valence-band.com 2035612625
Artist / Band Member
Geoffrey Schaefer booking@valence-band.com 203-521-7605
# Years Experience Performing Live: 2
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 10
Market Draw: Brooklyn: 0-30; Westchester: 51-75; Western CT: 31-50; Manhattan: 31-50
Similar Artists: Rush, Mastodon, Dream Theater, King Crimson, Umphree's McGee
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: Sleepwalker LP—2012
 
 
 
 
 

 

The moniker Valence comes from a chemistry concept in which multiple atoms are joined by sharing electrons, so-called “valence electrons.” As a band, Valence similarly forges disparate styles of music in a fusion of metal, jam, classical, and jazz that...

 
 

 

 

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All Instrumental Winner, July 2012
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Top 10 in All Instrumental, August 2012
 
 
 

 
Review: Valence - Sleepwalker 2012 by
...long-evolving, but sufficiently imaginative instrumental compositions... " ...wilder and technically more acute than even Mastodon's music..." ...simply a pleasure to listen to every minute of...

Prog Archives: Sleepwalker by Valence by
...they manage to introduce spirit and dynamism beyond re-producing already known song patterns." ...has a good amount of experimentation and a progressive approach in executing the classic...

 
 

 

Technical Requirements

The only equipment we require is two microphones for speaking to the audience before and in between songs.  

For the guitars, we have two half stacks, one Marshall Mode 4 with a Marshall 4 x 12, one Line 6 SpiderValve HD100 with a Line 6 4 x 12.  We can use a venue's cabinets if they have a backline, but we use built in effects and special channel settings for our heads.

For the bass, we have an Ampeg half stack with a 4 x 10 cabinet.  Our bassist is okay using a house amp or cabinet in lieu of bringing his whole settup if it's easier.

For the drums, we have a Pearl 5 piece kit, but can certainly use a house kit if it's in decent condition.  Our drummer brings his own snare, hardware, cymbals and throne.

 
 
 
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