From left to right: Chris Leader, Chris Lowe, Christian Jegard, Danny Curtis and Carlito Hayden

The Valentines (The Vals) were a Jersey-originated band of friends based in Brighton who enjoyed some success during 2009/2010, playing at several festivals, opening for The Libertines and Babyshambles amongst others.  After a lot of favourable reviews and playtime on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music and XFM The Vals were due to release their first album when disaster struck (long story short). That album can now be found under the music section on this site for those who want to hear it.  For anyone who wants to know what the former band members are doing now The Vals Facebook page is still occasionally updated.  Meanwhile, here are some nice things people once said about them…


'Genius - this is a band you should be all over like a rash' - The Source

'The Cream of the Crop' - The Observer

'Brilliant' - Radio 1

'Almost too perfect' - Altsounds