Hot 100 Unsigned Artist List, 2003 & 2004 - Music Connection
Singer / Songwriter / Emotional Wreck
"For a self-proclaimed emotional wreck, Chris Valenti is an accomplished artist. With that description forming his identity and a motto that states, "I have a heart on today!" Valenti is also a funny guy. His folk songs are smart, quirky and just plain weird, but they draw the crowd into his bizarro world. His material explores life's absurdities and relationships gone wrong. A modern day Don Quixote, he's always chasing impossible dreams. Whether he's trying to hook up with a femme fatale or simply dealing with life's frustrations, his focus on minutia and insightful observations are hilarious. This is an artist who clearly knows how to entertain with great lyrics, catchy songs and a twisted point of view.
For a funnyman, Valenti is an awfully intense musician. In fact, there's nothing comical about his musical skills. He plays hard and sings well. His vocals are dramatic, emphasizing each emotion -- and there are many -- in each song. A singing storyteller, he brings you on a journey that feels like Disneyland's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Valenti effortlessly dodges the "novelty" marker by making his songs real and poignant. Like small vignettes set to music, they are as fascinating as they are compelling.
Chris Valenti is a multi-talented artist who once dressed as a giant penis and performed his entire repertoire on Santa Monica Boulevard. He's also an actor/producer who wrote and starred in a film called Sensitive Johnson, a little story about a premature ejaculator. As a musician Valenti is outstanding, but it's his songwriting that shines the brightest. Clever and slightly crazed, his tunes are the perfect antidotes for these serious times."
--Bernard Baur, Music Connection Magazine
During the past couple years Chris has performed at many music and comedy clubs around Los Angeles, New York, and Las Vegas. As well as having songs placed in TV and Film, many of his tunes are featured in the feature film Sensitive Johnson, which he also wrote and played the lead role. Sensitive Johnson has been featured in many independent film festivals including Dances with Films, New Filmmakers series NYC, Park City Film Music, etc. More information on screening dates of the movie and gig dates for Chris's live music can be found at www.SensitiveJohnson.com.