Experience The Many Musical Sides Of Multi-Instrumentalist, Valerie Romanoff
“Music has the power to heal, transform, evoke emotion, underscore and enhance our lives. By consciously aligning with elements of music, we can affect deep changes in our world.”
— Valerie Romanoff
Valerie Romanoff (guitar, piano, synthesizers) has many musical personas, encompassing music that is meditative and soothing, groove-infused and chill, and joyfully rocking. On the second volume of her Healing Music series, she concentrates on the first two. Incorporating influences from World Beat, New Age, Jazz, Rock and Chill, she displays immense artistry on both Guitar and Piano and applies Synthesizer textures with equal dexterity.
Joined by Tom Rossi (flute, kora, percussion) and Stevin McNamara (sitar), the three weave a web of melody and rhythm that can be soothing or refreshing but is always engaging and played with virtuosity. The two-disc album contains both the original eight compositions (all penned by Romanoff) as well as radio edit versions of each track and bonus tracks ‘Pink Skies: Full Suite’ and ‘The Bend’. Whether you are looking to kick back and chill or delve deeper into a meditative state of reflection, Healing Music Volume 2 will take you where you want to go.
Valerie has always been a musician, writer and interested in the creative arts. As a musician in elementary school, she played the trumpet, piano, clarinet, flute, then the viola and French horn. She fell in love with the electric guitar, which became her main instrument from then on.
Valerie studied Music and Psychology and later went on to George Washington University where she concentrated on Political Science and Music, and ultimately went to NYU and the Institute for Audio Research to study digital music recording and audio engineering.
Back in New York, Valerie was evolving as a funk guitarist, and gravitated toward recording studios where deep disco albums were being made. Finding herself most at home with the “soul scene”, she started her own home recording studio and began finding her own sound.
A music industry friend offered her a gig playing in a band that performed at upscale private events. She became a permanent member and creative partner in this group, which soon became an outlet for creating interesting musical arrangements and modulating moods. They gradually modified and expanded the ensemble, intending to outdo themselves at each performance.
Starlight earned a reputation for outstanding live performance, and began to develop the signature style that successfully became Starlight Orchestras and the Starlight Experience.
Today Valerie Romanoff has fused her projects together to become an ever-growing catalogue of full spectrum music: Still, Chill & Thrill these are her aspirations in continuing to provide music for her audiences, Valerie is expanding her performance concepts and also producing collaborative Transformational Music Events.
Valerie Romanoff’s New Album “Healing Music Volume 2” is a wonderful musical adventure! Welcome to the world of Valerie Romanoff’s Musical Vision… Soothing, Joyful Chill.
As Valerie states in the album's liner notes: “Welcome to the world of music, love, upliftment and awakening of consciousness. By tapping into the transformative nature of sound, I believe we can create a more harmonious world… whether in the contemplation of stillness, the activation of ideas, or the joyful rise of energy, music plays a significant role in our evolution.”
Bill Binkelman/Zone Music Reporter said: “Healing Music Volume 2 has so many aspects which warrant praise: the diversity of music, the positive energy of the melodies and rhythms, the solid performances and musical talent of Romanoff and her collaborators, and the overall ambition exhibited by such a broad and deep musical venture. Whether you are looking to sit quietly and be STILL or rev up just a bit and CHILL, Healing Music Volume 2 will fit the bill quite nicely. It's one of the more diversely entertaining albums I've heard in a while.”
Valerie Romanoff The New Album Healing Music Volume 2 is Out Now!
Watch Valerie Romanoff's video, ‘Funky Feat (Thrill)’
Though it’s not from this Album, the Video below will show you just how captivating her guitar work is, and you’ll find yourself a fan for Life!
Plus, check out the Starlight Orchestra Sizzle Reel, featuring Valerie Romanoff!