Lisa Valentine & The Unloveables

Lisa Valentine writes soul songs that feel as if they originated from another era. Inspired by performers like Otis Redding and Tina Turner, Valentine pushes her own depth and emotion to the limit with every single live rendition. Her band is Jason Tate on bass, Justin Marzo on drums, James Chato on guitar, Brian Ronald Jones on sax, Benjaman Sallmann on trombone, and Chris Escos on keys.

Valentine won KZFR’s Celebration of the Song in 2012 for her original “Mrs. Parker”—a track dedicated to the late Dorothy Parker, a revolutionary female poet. In 2013, Valentine was honored with a Chico Cammie for “Best Vocalist of the Year,” and in May 2013 Lisa released her EP Secret Lover, a 7-track recording produced by Dave Elke. Secret Lover paid off in 2014 when Valentine walked away with another Chico Cammie, this time for “Best Singer-Songwriter.” Lisa Valentine continues to write songs and give her all in each performance, dreaming of someday reaching the success of ’60s-inspired soul musicians like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and Alabama Shakes.