Why hire Bobby Jo Valentine?
Bobby Jo Valentine is an energetic and friendly performing artist (ukulele, guitar, and vo with experience playing every live venue from thousand-seat theatres, to weddings, to a commercial for the 2013 Ford Fusion, and more!
He's a singer/songwriter with award-winning songs about love, life, and everything in between. His music has appeared on the radio, on television, and has received national reviews and acclaim.
Bobby Jo is available as an acoustic single act or a full band act. He has a full P.A. system, a friendly personality, a professional demeanor, and most importantly, 5-star reviews from past customers. Contact Bobby Jo for a quote today!
Bobby Jo Valentine is an award-winning singer/songwriter from the windy, rocky cliffs the San Francisco Bay Area. His first album, ‘A Place to Belong’ released to favorable reviews and his single “Be Mine” had radio airplay even before the album’s release. His warm, accessible melodies and often-profound lyrics have developed a following around the nation. In August of 2011, a song from the album, “Fly” won Song of the Year at West Coast Songwriter’s Association. Most recently, he was filmed in a commercial for the new 2013 Ford Fusion.
His new album "Home" attacks matters of the heart with catchy choruses and a wonderful team of musicians behind him. Calvin Turnbull is at the producing helm, who has worked with Sheryl Crow, Five for Fighting, and other greats; David Hayes, known best for his work with Blondie and Van Morrison, brings his timeless sound to the bass tracks; and Dave Tweedie, one of the biggest drummers in the pop industry today, adds melodic, catchy rhythms to the light-hearted melodies that echo Bobby's surprising lyrical depth for a 26-year old growing up on the coasts of Northern California.
Bursting with energy at times and filled with uplifting, honest messages about hope and life’s struggles, Bobby continues to gather new listeners with every show. “Armed with just a guitar and ukulele, Bobby aims straight for the heart.” -Bruce Kaplan, Folk Unlimited.
Bobby Jo Valentine's music is a perfect fit for weddings, college campuses, theatre performances, and more.
Along with award-winning originals (Bobby's music can be heard here or on Itunes, Spotify and all other digital channels), here are some covers that Bobby performs:
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Can’t Help Falling In Love ‐ Elvis
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Iz Ukulele Cover
What a Wonderful World – Iz Ukulele Cover
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Hey Soul Sister ‐ Train
You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
Fidelity – Regina Spektor
Breakdown – Jack Johnson
Who Says ‐‐ John Mayer
The Luckiest – Ben E. Folds
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Gravity ‐‐ John Mayer
Better Together – Jack Johnson
The Way I Am – Ingrid Michaelson
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Waiting on the World to Change ‐‐ John Mayer
The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel/Magnetic Fields
1,2,3,4 – Plain White T’s
You and Me – Lifehouse
Body is a Wonderland ‐ John Mayer
Daughters– John Mayer
Beauty and the Beast ‐ Disney
I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
Sailing – Danny Malone
A Mirror is Harder to Hold – Jon Foreman
Brown‐Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
C’mon Get Higher – Matt Nathanson
Marry Me – Train
Say – John Mayer
Angel‐ Jack Johnson
Forever – Ben Harper
‘Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay
The Scientist ‐ Coldplay
My Girl - The Temptations
Bobby Jo Valentine: Ukulele/Guitar/Vocalist
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 240 minutes
Bobby Jo Valentine delivers fun, exciting, acoustic-based music. From originals like "Be Mine" and "Somedays" to covers like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," Bobby is charming, friendly, energetic, and a perfect match for any listening occasion.
The best way to enjoy Bobby Jo Valentine is in a house concert setting in your own living room! Contact Bobby for more information.
Bobby has a full PA System for local shows and a smaller PA (200 capacity) for travel gigs. Both of his instruments can plug in (1/4 inch)
CDs For Sale
By My Side
2011: 40 gigs
2012: 180 gigs
2013: 15 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casino, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Dinner Dance, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Graduation, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Studio Session