After leaving her country of birth Guyana South America the UK by marriage and because of family obligations the dream had to be shelved. Now that she is free of her obligations, she is trying to fullfill her promise to herself. Val’s songs are about her life story and are versatile. She believes that she can contribute to the music industry despite what others may think. Val has nothing to prove to anyone but herself and pray the day may come when at least one of her songs will be sung by many.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Easy listening. Though some people seeme as a gospel singer but,I like all genere I could possibly sing.I was also in an opera chior. My biggest highlight was at Queen Elizabeth Hall South Bank.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
My name was given to me by my parents.TWhat Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?:They are many.Aretha Billie Holiday..Bob Dillan..Neil Young..Stwvie Wonder..Etta James..The Beatles...Any music tht's pleasing to the ear.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am writing at the moment working on a few songs..I have just met a young manwho said he likes my song and would like to colaborate withme. He is a Rapper and a Poet so I am looking forward to that. someone else wants to colaborate on a spiritual level. I am also a spiturralist.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My goal is to see my name on that bill board saying VAL JOHASHEN.is at some of the biggest venues ever...I would love to do Glastonberry
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
My favorite track is i'M GONNA WALK AWAY BECAUSE I CAN! i CALL IT MY SATISFACTION SONG
It is rebelious..my no sticking no nonsense song..walking from all the heartaches, abuse. Someone once said to me that is a song for women.
When I was Writing the song I had Mary J Bligh in mind..She would have executed the song very well.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Its a dog eat dog world out there!
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I have no rules...I am contrary..I write when and how I am inspired.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It has not so far.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Keep believing. You and only you know what you have to contribute even if you are your only fan,you have achieved your dread
Give thanks to the angels of the universe who has given you the songs.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Be kind to older musicions they have much to contribute too
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Of course there should be origionality. How else would I be my unique self. I do not feel comfortable doing other people's music but, sometimes you have to.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Yes I am older than Susan Boyle and I would love to see the day when one of my tunes will be sung by many so that I could last laugh at my children..Ha haaaa.