Tony Valor is a young, up and comer climbing his way up the pop chart ladders by pumping out catchy singles. He is in the Top 30 positions (#28) on the BDS/Billboard Pop Indicator Chart and #31 on Mediabase Top 40. His debut singles got him over a million views on Vevo and YouTube. His newest jam, D’ Nah Nah (Shaky Bum Bum) featuring top placing X Factor UK group 4th Impact, shows just how infectious the 21 year olds sound is. A dancer, singer, songwriter, and producer, Tony Valor is a force to be reckoned in the music industry.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
The first thing that truly inspired me, aside from my family's involvement in the music industry, to get involved with anything that had to do with music, was when, as a child,I heard the song 'Sweet Child O'Mine' by Guns'N'Roses on the school bus on my way to school. I then wanted to learn how to play the guitar. After a couple of years I started to listen to Metallica and I always aspired to be a rock star like them I then started to write music and put little acoustic compositions together as a young teenager 12 - 13 years old. As the years went by I started exploring and evolving in different areas of music which lead me on the path I'm on right now, thankfully.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Performing with 'naughty by nature' & 'robin s' was one of my most craziest and memorable experiences yet.
What has been the high point of your music path?
Definitely collaborating with Philippine group '4th Impact' and having our single chart on the billboard mainstream Mediabase charts.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
My song writing comes from my experiences and what I'm feeling. My most deepest messages arises from an experience which has encouraged my lyrical direction siginificantly. But it has always Come from with in.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music
industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Many idolize many celebrities which is fine. Nothing wrong with being a fan. But too many try to imitate and don't take the time to incorporate or at least develop there own style. Gaining inspiration and studying elements of any current hit record is a must from a record producers stand point. However, developing your signature sound as an artist, takes time, patience, and discipline. I feel like that's the biggest challenge indie artists face today.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
John Lennon. Because I would really like to know what really happened. Lol :)
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I like to practice and warm up my voice for about 15 - 30 min. And then I get my self pumped, hyped, inspired, and ready for action!!
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
I have an upcoming song called 'Say it Once'. I will tell you guys all about it when it's released. If you want a sneak peak check out my IG @tonyvalormusic and hit the latest highlights "Say it Once".
What's coming up in the future?
I have many singles that'll be coming out very soon. All I can say is that these tracks are a little more 'in depth' and personal on my musical style and writing approach. I'm really excited to show the world Tony Valor "in depth"
Tell us where fans can access your music.