Valentino is Dead
Drogheda, County Louth
VALENTINO IS DEAD is an edgy new rock outfit from east coast Ireland that play music that matters.
Their raison d'être is simple - write meaningful songs wrapped with punchy guitars, pounding drums and coated with catchy melodies.
Driven by a desire to shout about the 'f**ked-up state of things' and pulling no punches in the process VALENTINO IS DEAD wear their hearts on their sleeves and deliver with attitude.
No strangers to the music scene, long-time friends Keith Smith and Boey have cut their teeth in other bands over the years, toured east coast America, played shows in Germany, toured with Rancid and played support to The Buzzcocks, Undertones, Less Than Jake, Bowling for Soup to name but a few.
Keith and Boey have shared stages with Muse, Ash, White Stripes among others and played some of the biggest festivals in Ireland including Witnness (now Oxegen). They’ve had songs published in the US by respected publishing house ‘In The Groove’ and were featured in a variety of programmes on MTV, NBC, RTE and in a Gatorade ad campaign.
Armed with a killer debut album called ‘Misadventures in Punk Rock’, VALENTINO IS DEAD is their new project and is the culmination of this combined experience and a hunger to stir things up and take risks in an all too often ‘safe’ music scene.
The band have already picked up airplay from Dave Fanning and Ian Dempsey as well as great reviews and interviews with Hot Press, The Irish Mirror and the UK's biggest bass guitarist magazine Bass
Their debut album's rebellious opening track 'Up Your Anti’ sets the tone for their momentous debut.
If good songs are the life-blood of any band then this is gonna be a bloodbath!