Martin Valins - Songwriter - Sugar Baby Lori Oz & Martin Valins The song Sugar Baby started life just as a sketch of an idea I had - but once I shared it with Lori she transformed it into a dramatic piece in the best tradition of a classic torch song. It has been a real privilege to witness at first hand the creative process of this incredible artist. This is our first collaboration and we are looking forward to working together on future projects.
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Sugar Baby Lori Oz & Martin Valins The song Sugar Baby started life just as a sketch of an idea I had - but once I shared it with Lori she transformed it into a dramatic piece in the best tradition of a classic torch song. It has been a real privilege to witness at first hand the creative process of this incredible artist. This is our first collaboration and we are looking forward to working together on future projects.
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Naked and Free is the second single from the reformed band Salisbury. A Knowles/Valins original, you... read more... read more can download the song at our Nimbit site at http://www.nimbitmusic.com/salisbury/#nakedandfreeThank you to my friends Andy (Ziggy) Barton and Richard Knowles my band mates in Salisbury going back way back in the 1970’s - and so happy that we are playing once more and sounding better than ever !! We had such fun writing and recording this new song and we hope you enjoy it. With love from Salisbury Naked and Free - (Knowles/Valins)Soul searching for an answer, for a love that’s clearly over  He treats you oh so badly, yet you seem to love him madly How could I have turned you, to the man that you have turned to? Though my heart may still be burning, for now I’m finally learningThat no one control what’s deep inside of meAnd the thing that I want most in life is to be naked and free, Our love is really over, your coldness made me sober Memories of love and hate, still make me sit and contemplate But life only gives you one shot, so make the most of what you’ve got Though my heart may still be burning, for now I’m finally learningThat no one control what’s deep inside of me And the thing that I want most in life is to be naked and free, That no one control what’s deep inside of me And the thing that I want most in life is to be naked and free, I’m waiting for the waiting, for my time is getting older and the distance getting smaller, for the love you can’t get over I’m the man who screwed you sober, and the wheels that keep on turningfor my heart that still is burning, for now I’m finally learningThat no one control what’s deep inside of meAnd the thing that I want most in life is to be naked and free,
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White Light/White Heat (Cover) The concert is drawing to a close, the crowd is going wild wanting more …The stage lights are low ..we have left the stage and are just waiting for that right moment to get back on  – and then Rich Ziggy and I [Salisbury] walk back on stage, the crowd erupts, we plug back in and tear into the opening power chords of White Light White Heat – Stage lights go back up and we are White Light/White Heat – We Are Rock N Roll !! [Original song by Lou Reed and performed by The Velvet Underground]. With Thanks to Monica Bergo for her introduction !!
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The Social Media Tour - Martin Valins Live In Concert. I had the idea of touring the social media si... read moretes as if I was on tour - but rather than going from town to town I just went from site to site. It was a blast I was able to play to people from all over the world. It felt amazing to connect with so many people and make new friends. Here is a recording of my concert at Facebook Live which took place on September 13th.
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Love Will Make Us Strong is the third single from the forthcoming album Rosecroft Avenue.  I am than... read morekful to Monica Bergo for helping me write the song – The payback was to agree to dance with her in this video. While Monica is a natural I am not. But it’s all in good fun and we had a blast making this. So we hope that you enjoy our song. With all that is going on in the world our message is that music can remind us to focus on love and how love will make us strong. In music Love will make us strong.
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Martin Valins In Concert - The Songs Of Andy Staines - Live. Andy Staines in the 1970s had long hair a beard and was a very happy hippie. He had a voice like honey and a beautiful smile. I met Andy at Loughton College in Essex UK. The same college that Mark Knopfler taught at before turning pro in ‎Dire Straits. I just loved the music Andy played and after I showed him some of my songs, we became good friends. Andy and I wrote songs just two two acoustic guitars and an old Philips reel to reel tape recorder to capture the moment. We did a lot of live concerts. If you were at University in London during the early 1970’s chances are you saw Andy and I play at the college gigs. I lost contact with Andy - but these songs are too precious not to share with my friends and fans around the world. You can also hear the original Demos we made at my Bandcamp page http://martinvalins1.bandcamp.com/album/demos-ep-1971-2-andy-staines-martin-valins This is my tribute to those past days and to Andy’ songs.
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Monica Bergo Martin Valins Sometimes its OK to go to a dark place for no reason why. She is coming near You will no longer fear For the one who holds out the light Just look into her eyes Thank you to dear Monica was what I consider an incredible performance both theatrically and musically !! On a lonely street Distant souls will meet Looking across the night For no reason why If you find me there If you really care For the one who holds out the light Just look into her eyes The winds begin to howl Darkness is all around As you walk into the shrine For no reason why You are all alone You have left your home For the one who holds out the light Just look into her eyes There dancing all around The one is coming down As you calling out to cry For no reason why She is coming near You will no longer fear For the one who holds out the light Just look into her eyes ©2017martinvalinsmusic
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A Day In The Life Of A Songwriter Part 1
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Lets Find The Love Monica Bergo Martin Valins. Monica and I are very happy to present another song we have collaborated on. The theme of the song is to find the love that appeared to be all around us in the summer of 1967 - As more than ever today we need more love for everyone. Thank you Monica Bergo for singing with me on the song and the video and for the 60”s costume. As always it was fun to make and we hope you will like our song Lets Find The Love. This will be the first single from a new album I am working on called Rosecroft Avenue. Lets Find The Love By Monica Bergo Martin Valins. I’m crying Crying out in pain I’m hurting its happening again Look for a reason When theres no reason why Look for the rain clouds With not a cloud in the sky Why can’t we get along together Why can’t we see, each others side… We’re running out of time my brothers To find the love Thats here and deep inside Who can we turn to Who do we believe Turn on the TV Politicians deceive Why can’t we get along together Why can’t we see, each others side… We’re running out of time my sisters To find the love Thats here and deep inside No more tears Look to the stars up above No more fears So let’s find the love ©2017 martinvalinsmusic
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“If I thought” is the final track to be released on Fandalism from my album “Songs For Dreams”. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown and shared for this album. Thank you to Samantha Rose and Monica Bergo for your amazing contributions. Will be back soon with more songs. So here is “If I Thought” about the conversations we have or should have to ensure we always see and love each other. Martin x If I Thought - Martin Valins I never really knew you But I always knew you were there And how would I ever miss you so darling If I thought you didn’t care …………….. you didn’t care I never had my moment To share my love with you We were never alone but Its time to start a new Yes its time to talk it through Living our lives But not living for each day We could lose all we have Thats the price we could pay We must have a moment I want to be be near We can never go on living If I thought you didn’t care …………….you didn’t care Yes we must have our moment When you and I could share Just a lifetime together Then I’ll know you really care Will have a love to share Then I’ll know you really care Yes Ill know you really care……. ©martinvalinsmusic 2017
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Friend Forever By Martin Valins From the album Song For Dreams A Friend Forever is about close frien... read moredship and the joy and responsibility of having a friend forever. Hope you like it ! Love and Light Martin x [You can get a free download at Bamndcamp http://martinvalins1.bandcamp.com/track/friend-forever A Friend For Ever I look at the stars up above They will be here forever I look at the sun keeps me warm What is harder to keep a friend so true That be will forever All I know is deep in my heart Your my friend forever Whatever you keep in the dark Whatever you show me Whenever you need to hide You can always tell me But what is harder to keep a friend so true That will be forever All I know is deep in my heart Your my friend forever For those who have told you lies For those who deceive you You will no longer need to cry What is harder to keep a friend so true That will be forever All I know is deep in my heart Your my friend forever To have a friend close by your side Its not just for pleasure Someone close to talk and confide I will never intrude on your space You are free to be whoever I will honor you with grace You are free to be whoever What is harder to keep a friend so true That will be forever All I know is that deep in my heart Your my friend for ever So I give you my word here today Your my friend your my treasure Let me promise now let me say Your my your friend forever ©martinvalinsmusic 2017
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So excited that The Time Of My Life will be released by Lemon Pie Records on June 21 Just updated th... read moree video. So this is really for my new fans and friends. For those watching again Hope you still like it. Oh what a night It couldn’t be better Oh what a night I stand to remember Of a time I held you so close The time of my life Now as we age Memories falter Was I that young Will I still remember Of a time When I held you so close The time of my life Ohhh Ooh When you looked in love that way Ohhh Ohh I carried you away I am looking back To find all the treasures of my days When we had such pleasures Of a time When I held you so close The time of my life Love can stay the same When you both carry the flame Every year takes away our time But I will ………………….stay by your side Love can stay the same When you both carry the flame Every year takes away our time But I will ……………..stay by your side How many days Will I still remember Its all I have I’m a leaf in September There was a time When I held you so close The time of my life Oh what a night It couldn’t be better Oh what a night I stand to remember Of a time When I held you so close The time of my life Ohhh Ooh When you looked in love that way Ohhh Ohh I carried you away Words and Music Martin Valins ©2017 martinvalinsmusic www.martinvalinsmusic.com
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Martin Valins releases a new music video from his Songs For Dreams album “Just Be Yourself. Written recorded and performed by Martin Valins. Just Be Yourself - Martin Valins Just Be Yourself Like Nobody Else You can be yourself Look in the mirror today What do you see The world is waiting just for you And if you see it today You can make it right You can make all your dreams come true Just Be Yourself Like Nobody Else Just Be yourself Like Nobody Else Just be Your self You don’t have to be right You don’t have to be wrong Just be true It’s all up to you It’s all up to you You don’t have to be smart You dot have to be first Just be true It’s all up to you It’s all up to you Just Be Yourself Like Nobody Else Just Be yourself Don’t let the time slip away Make a plan for every day Open your heart and take all the love Life is to give life is to love Look around and look up above Don’t you know all can all your dreams can come true Just Be Yourself Like Nobody Else Just Be yourself Like Nobody Else ©martinvalinsmusic 2017
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Martin Valins - Song by martin valins
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When loves goes wrong - at the time it may seem your world had ended - Not true. It's just a beginning, always, to a brighter future and a better day. You turn around and after the healing you can say "I'm Doing Fine With Out You" I’m Doing Fine Without You - Martin Valins How many Times did you think of me lately? How many times since where’ll through? And how many times did you want back so badly? Well I’m doing fine with out you The sun went down and was dark when you left here What you said - nothing was true Now the you’ve gone I changed my life completely and I’m doing fine without you. Our lives are on path Then how did I get lost For being who I am The wires got crossed When you came - you came around You think you are pretty smart By breaking my heart Then how do you explain These feelings of pain But I turned I turned around Thinking it over I must have been so sad But how could you be so cruel You may ask if that made me mad Well Im doing fine without you Time had come to ease away the pain You left me alone for someone new But when I look at where I stand today I’m doing fine with out you Our lives are on path Then how did I get lost For being who I am The wires got crossed When you came - you came around You think you are pretty smart By breaking my heart Then how do you explain These feelings of pain But I turned I turned around Now my days are passing so quickly I wonder what is left to do If you ever worried what happened to me maybe? Well I did just fine without you How many Times did you think of me lately? How many times since where’ll through? And how many times did you want back so badly? Well Im doing fine with out you Our lives are on path Then how did I get lost For being what I am The wires got crossed When you came - you came around So look out on the street To find a friendly face Smile in their direction Show them every grace That you’ll come - you/ll come around ………..and If you you worried what happened to me lately Well I’m doing fine without you……………… ©2016 martinvalinsmusic
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Floating was my very first song that was written and recorded for the album Floating. It marked my return to music after a long absence. The song started as a free form improvisation and somewhere along the way the record button was hit. With four albums completed I am so happy to be working on new songs and is continuing my journey in life and music.
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Andy Staines in the 1970s had long hair a beard and was a very happy hippie. He had a voice like honey and a beautiful smile. I met Andy at Loughton College in Essex UK. The same college that Mark Knopfler taught at before turning pro in ‎Dire Straits. I just loved the music Andy played and after I showed him some of my songs we became good friends. Andy and I wrote songs just two two acoustic guitars and an old Philips reel to reel tape recorder to capture the moment. We did a lot of live concerts. If you were at University in London during the early 1970’s chances are you saw Andy and I play at the college gigs. I lost contact with Andy - but these songs even though they are home recordings are too precious not to share with my friends and fans around the world. Martin x
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It Doesn’t Matter By Martin Valins. This is the second track from my new album “Songs For Dreams” You can download this song at Bandcamp or stream on Spotify and iTunes. https://martinvalins1.bandcamp.com https://open.spotify.com/album/68a02lPrpk9BLEGoh7prgx
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"Just Because I Can" - Just a late night jam I wanted to see how fast I could get from playing to re... read moreleasing - Hope you enjoy ! Just added a video https://youtu.be/eU5ACXXxuhU
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The Interview With Martin Valins By Monica Bergo. In wanting to promote my new album "Songs For Dreams" - I thought it would be fun to try something new. So in our virtual world where our words and music travel instantly around the world [and maybe beyond - if other galaxies happen to be on Facebook] Monica and I created a virtual setting on a sunny beach on a gorgeous day in the South of France. Monica is the music journalist from Rolling Stone who has come to talk with the singer songwriter about his new album. We hope you enjoy our play.
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Monica and I are so happy to release our new song and music video. called “Song For Dream” We had such fun both writing and recording this song. It is about a dream I had, and from that the song evolved with Monica adding lyrics and her amazing vocals. The video was created and produced entirely by Monica. We hope you enjoy our song and video !  Love and Peace. Song For Dream Martin Valins/Monica Bergo I love the songs that you sing to me I love the music that we play Its not clear what they are meant to be How could that be But in my dreams I want this to stay La notte la mia mente vola e va E mondi nuovi creerà La nostra musica trasformerà in un sogno, questa mia realtà I had a dream that you were with me We played our music in the sun It felt so good to be near you Oh Yea Our journey had just begun…. un incantesimo profondo che sfida questa eternità se apro gli occhi ancora canto con te e la magia si rinnoverà Its been some time since Ive felt this way Its been a while since I could say You and I live in harmony For eternity And in my dreams I want this to stay Di che sono fatti questi sogni miei Dell’entusiasmo dentro noi e questa musica ci avvolgerà, ci nutrirà al sicuro ci custodirà And I awoke and it is morning Feeling cold I face the day And you are gone and was never really here But in my heart you want this to stay……. ©martinvalinsmusic/Monica Bergo 2017
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Walk Away By Samantha Rose & Martin Valins Samantha and I are so excited about our second collaboration "Walk Away”. I had a basic chord structure that I then just threw to Sam. She turned this around with a vocal melody and lyrics that just blew me away.  Her voice is as sweet as an angel yet listen to her lyrics and there is something much darker going on. Working with Samantha always pushes me higher I am so thankful to be her musical partner on this song. We are already talking about working on an EP together and I cannot wait.
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A Song For Lukie By Martin Valins featuring Monica Bergo . This is dedicated to my friend Lukie who ... read more... read moreI have known since I was 5. Thank you to Monica for saying yes [knowing her busy schedule] to sing on my song and to appear in the video. If you enjoyed the song you can download and just pay what you want at my Bandcamp store. https://martinvalins1.bandcamp.com Thank you so much for your support on this enchanted journey in music. Martin x A Song For Lukie By Martin Valins Lukie’s been my friend for a long long time We met when we were fiveand every day I think of him and how he changed my life Hey Hey We have the love in our hearts Hey Hey We were friends right from the startI guess you could say We were just two kidsDidn’t know much and didn’t care Coming Home from school playing in the yard Having so much fun to share Hey Hey We have the love in our heartsHey Hey We were friends right from the start Driving in our cars Music playing loud and thinking we looked so cool Flirting with the girls and Making all the moves They thought we were just two fools We are still the same Across the years and milesI think of you every day We are just as close and such good friends and in our heats this will will stay Hey Hey We have the love in our hearts Hey Hey We were friends right from the start Looking back I celebrate my friend and those memories from the past I still smile at those crazy crazy times Yea that right we’ve had a blast Hey Hey We have the love in our heartsHey HeyWe were friends right from the start ©martinvalinsmusic 2017
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A Song For Everyone by Martin Valins Happy New Year !! To start the year………here is “A Song For Everyone”. A play where the song is a metaphor for harmony happiness and peace. The video represents us all. With our own hopes and dreams being linked by a song, here played by Monica Bergo, as she dances around the world through the streets and over mountains and seas to bring peace and harmony for a better life. The message being : “Can we find a song for everyone? Hold onto love that day will come When we have a song for everyone Love is the only answer Love will help us cope It’s all that really matters To give us all hope” Thank you to Monica Bergo for being our song. A Song For Everyone by Martin Valins There’s so much suffering There so much pain A world of darkness a world of shame Can we find a song for everyone? Hold onto love that day will come When we have a song for everyone Why do we fear? Why do we hate? In our souls we are all the same Can we find a song for everyone? Hold onto love that day will come When we have a song for everyone How can we stop the madness How can we see the light I cry for all the sadness We have to make it right Love is the only answer Love will help us cope Its all that really matters To give us all hope. Open the doors Open the minds Tell everybody we have to try To find a song for everyone Hold onto love that day will come When we have a song for everyone Lets end all the suffering Lets end all the pain Look for solutions Without any blame We will find a song for everyone Lets have a song for everyone Hold onto love that day will come Lets have a song for everyone © martinvalinsmusic2016
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Martin Valins in Concert This is the You Tube version of the concert I gave on December 18th, on Fac... read moreebook LIVE so this is for any one who may have missed it. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you to all my friends at Fandalism for your wonderful comments and support. Happy Holidays Everyone !! I wish you a joyous holiday season with light and love. Martin x
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Judgement Day Words and Music by Martin Valins I am so excited to release the music video "Judgement Day" This song was released world wide for download by Lemon Pie Records as part of Les Découvertes" Vol.2 on December 16th. Hope you enjoy this video and please check out the other amazing songs on Les Découvertes" Vol.2. Thank you to Lemon Pie Records for all your support and love !! Judgement Day Words and Music Martin Valins Up on the mountain Looking out on the sky Seeing no reason No reason to wonder why Hey you in the corner You with the heavy load Take my hand now Get on the right road Yea I’ve been waiting Waiting for judgement day My clothes are dirty and I have lost my way I came to the Mountain I came here with this book It says if you believe You don’t need a second look Waiting Waiting for Judgement day Waiting Waiting for Judgement day Hey you with the money You gonna have to share No need to worry cause your gonna have to care The time is coming The time is almost here No use running There is nothing left to fear Waiting Waiting for Judgement day Waiting Waiting for Judgement day Its no use talking If you don't have something to say No use listening If you want hear there’s another way Oh I’ve been trying Trying so hard to see To understand the meaning Of your philosophy Waiting Waiting for Judgement day Waiting Waiting for Judgement day Oh I’ve been crying Crying out in pain ! Won’t somebody help me ! To take way this stain So I look above Can I see or am I blind Can I reach out For that light to find Tender in life my body lays In from your heart My soul will stay Let light of your love show the way Up on the mountain Looking out on the sky Seeing no reason No reason to wonder why Hey you in the corner You with the heavy load Take my hand now Get on the right road
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The Time of My Life Words and Music Martin Valins Following the LIVE concert on Facebook on November 6th - Martin Valins releases the official video and studio recording of his new song. Lyrics Oh what a night It couldn’t be better Oh what a night I stand to remember Of a time I held you so close The time of my life Now as we age Memories falter Was I that young Will I still remember Of a time When I held you so close The time of my life Ohhh Ooh When you looked in love that way Ohhh Ohh I carried you away I am looking back To find all the treasures of my days When we had such pleasures Of a time When I held you so close The time of my life Love can stay the same When you both carry the flame Every year takes away our time But I will ………………….stay by your side Love can stay the same When you both carry the flame Every year takes away our time But I will ……………..stay by your side How many days Will I still remember Its all I have I’m a leaf in September There was a time When I held you so close The time of my life Oh what a night It couldn’t be better Oh what a night I stand to remember Of a time When I held you so close The time of my life Ohhh Ooh When you looked in love that way Ohhh Ohh I carried you away Words and Music Martin Valins
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Autumn This song by my friend Andy Staines was originally written in 1971. I first heard it when... read more Andy sang it to me in Epping just outside London UK. I loved it and we made a home recording of it. We used to sing this at our college gigs around central London. In recording the album “Floating” I included two songs from Andy “Looking Sad Feeling Lonely” and “Autumn” Here I present a new video to this song that includes the lyrics as I think it is also wonderful poetry.
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Jérôme Jr Lemay Brice Cross and Martin Valins “Every Day” an original song by Lemay & Valins. Dans la nuit Les rêves naissent dans le noir Les amants sont plein d’espoir Ils ignorent le passé Et les matins brillent dans leurs yeux. I would like to thank Jérôme Jr Lemay for working so hard on this song. He produced and arranged the song and played all the instruments - except of course lead guitar. For that I am also so grateful to Brice Cross to agreeing to play on our song. It has been a pleasure to with these guys and take my initial ideas and create something very beautiful. Please note that this song will be released by Lemon Pie Records in December as part of an album "Les Découvertes" Vol.2. More details on that to follow. We hope you like our song………
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HOME AT LAST. Samantha Rose and I are so excited to finally release our first single “Home At Last”. When love goes wrong you find out it was not love after all. Then when true love arrives like the sun it brings light and warmth to our souls.  It has been a pleasure to write and perform this song with Sam – I am very proud of what we have created together.
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Martin Valins - Home at last samantha rose and martin valins
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
To celebrate the conclusion of my album Arcadia - we start at the end……..Journey was the last song on the album but it was the first song I had written for this piece which really evolved from this song - I am so grateful to Kathy Shortt for making this Journey so special……. JOURNEY - WORDS AND MUSIC MARTIN VALINS We are on a journey Caught up on this journey Where will it end We cannot know. Some will get there sooner Some will get there later All we can do right now Is let flow All we are hoping for All we are reaching for and all we are waiting for is there is there Looking out across the sky Where are we heading - how do we try The Oceans are rising the deserts on fire In the dark of the night I will cry We all are looking for love So make this mine Make this mine………… And when I reach there Will I find my love If love is there - I will go We are on a journey Caught up on this journey Where will it end We cannot know. All we are hoping for All we are reaching for and all we are waiting for is there is there © martinvalinsmusic 2016
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Martin Valins - Interview with martin valins and song journey with kathy shortt
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Just Smile - Written and Performed By Martin Valins I wrote this song last year [2015] and just made a basic demo ……..then as I began to compose the Album “Arcadia “ the words and music seemed to fit it’s concept of a collection of songs built around the search for Arcadia. The Greek legend of a mythical and unspoiled wilderness where there is harmony and peace in abundance…… Its a song about finding peace and happiness to such an extent - that the only thing left to do is Smile. I do hope you enjoy both the song and the video………..Please also check out my You Tube Channel for my other songs. You can also find more music to download or stream at by web page. martinvalinsmusic. Peace and love to all Martin.
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A Page In His Life. Written and Performed By Martin Valins. I was in two minds as whether to post anything today following the tragic events in Nice on Thursday. But then I heard someone say that we should not let minds that hate dictate what we do in the name of love. Plus the song on Fanda by Richard Trudeau Joyce Walsh and friends, Lennon’s Across The Universe “Nothing’s going to change my world”. So with a heavy heart we move forward. “A Page In His Life” is another song from my album Arcadia. The album is built around the search for the Greek legend of a mythical and unspoiled wilderness called Arcadia, where there is harmony and peace in abundance…… Our traveler is now nearing what he hopes will be his Arcadia. But before going forward he must confront his past. If the stages and changes in our lives are like chapters in a book - so at each point we turn a page for a new beginning. This was an actual page in my life………. The video was a dream I had of a Fanda concert or a Fanstock. I hope you enjoy ……..Peace love and understanding to all. Martin x
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“The Epidemic” written by Josh Crandall. This Song began as a poem in the heart of a grieving Mother Geri Barcheski after loosing her First born Son Daniel on January 15, 2013 to a heroin overdose. The awareness of the epidemic affecting an entire generation would soon after come to light. She would soon know of thousands more mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends who have felt as defenseless and heart broken. The decision was clear. She decided to dive into the trenches and fight back against the loss. To help those still suffering and support the souls in recovery. But more importantly Geri knew we must work to reach out to our youth today. To tell her story and the story of many lives lost. She became an administrator on a Facebook group Roots to addiction and joined her local municipal alliance. Her goal is to prevent as many families from receiving that heart wrenching knock on the door as she did that cold dark January day. Her dream of having that poem become a song to reach the ears of all of us which is every one of us affected by this Epidemic seemed to be stalled for quite some time. That is until one day she heard the music of a song writer Jeremy Cameron (aka Josh Crandall). Something in his music resonated with her. What did she have to lose? She reached out to Jeremy and through social media and telephone conversations Jeremy agreed to give her poem life in the hopes of raising awareness about the addiction crisis and let it be known we are all in this together. He worked diligently to pay tribute to the words worthy of song. Now, incredibly Artists from all over the world are covering this song in their own style helping Geri's vision and mission. It was my honor to be invited by Josh Crandall to cover this song which appears on the web site https://www.facebook.com/DansGift Each of us knows of someone who's life has been changed because of this Epidemic.
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Arcadia. Written and performed by Martin Valins. From my new album “Arcadia” The album is a collection of songs that are built around the search for Arcadia. The Greek legend of a mythical and unspoiled wilderness where there is harmony and peace in abundance…… Our traveler has now realized that his search for fulfillment led him to the false hopes of the neon world of material gain and possessive love [Love is Here to Stay]. The road is lost and wholly gone. Now he is redeemed and ready to arrive at Arcadia. In the heartland of every soul Stands a story to be told Across our deserts we look for rain Searching for something that can’t be gained In the distance we look for light Morning brings it to our eyes. But the road is broken and swept away We try again to be saved Arcadia Cries Arcadia Sighs Passions run with no restraint Across the miles a hidden gate Are we bound by who we are or do we change and contemplate Arcadia Cries Arcadia Sighs ALBUM AVAILABLE ON ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/arcadia/id1108559642
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Lemon Pie Records Presents Love Is Here To Stay By Martin Valins. This is the second track on the “Arcadia” and is also available on Les Découvertes Volume 2 Many thanks to Monica Bergo for her kind permission to use her choreography piece in the video which is set in Las Vegas.
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Across The River Words and Music by Martin Valins My new album “Arcadia” is a collections of songs that are built around the Greek legend of a mythical and unspoiled wilderness known as Arcadia where there is harmony and peace in abundance……… This is the first track “Across The River” which begins the journey to Arcadia - There is much turmoil and danger. The music is dark and foreboding the video set within a dangerous and raging river. Across the river You can see the trees bending to the winds Across ocean You cam look beyond to where the world ends The journey to Arcadia takes us through the past present and future. A constant theme is the quest for love that exits only in this unspoiled land……where the lines between desire and reality become blurred [“From Love Is Here To Stay”] Why I am I drawn to you It makes no sense at all you are miles away but all I know is This love is here to stay At the end of the Album the traveler realizes and accepts that Arcadia can never exist as place we can physically be - but instead is a destination that we are constantly searching for. From the last song “Journey” [Already on Fandalism with Kathy Short] All we are hoping for All we are reaching for and all we are waiting for is there is there…………… The complete piece is available at iTunes Apple Music and Spotify - so If you are already signed up for these services just search Martin Valins then Arcadia. I hope you enjoy. - Martin Valins
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Martin's Thank You.
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Martin Valins - Thank you !!
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The Love In Us All. I thought I had finished this song. But when I played it for Monica she came back with an incredible top vocal over the chorus that made the song 100 times better. Such is her talent and musical ear. I am so thankful she agreed to record her vocals over my original version and then to create such an exciting video that is so full of life! I am sure War will agree with me that making videos with Monica or Kathy takes so much pressure off of us guys as we know for certain that no one I mean no one will be watching us when Monica or Kathy are on the screen ! Anyway Monica and I hope you like our song “The Love In Us All” - Love and light - Martin x
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Summer 71 Written and performed by Andy Staines. This is the original home recording of ‘Summer 71” I had to remove as much tape hiss as I could so pease excuse the poor quality of this recording however - what I hope you hear is a very delicate song sung quire beautifully by Andy Staines. I really do not know what happened to Andy after we left college - I hope wherever he is that he may one day hear this and know that his talent and skills as a musician and songwriter is still being appreciated many years on and far from where this home recording was made.
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Addisyn’s Song. This is the last track from the Album ’”In From TheOutside” I have so enjoyed sharing this, my second album with my friends at Fandalism. The song is about and dedicated to my granddaughter. The spirit of the song is also dedicated to my darling God-daughter Betsy. I am sure you would say the same about your own children and grandchildren and God-children there is a very special love there. You only want good things love and happiness for them, and worry about the challenges they may face ahead. “May you always find sunbeams and sweet dreams and love, And divinely be guided with light from above”. Peace & Love Martin x
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And all we are hoping for And all we are reaching for And all we are waiting for Is there …………………………………. Just once in a while you come across a voice that is so full of feeling and soul that you just have to hear it. It almost demands that you stop whatever you are doing and just listen. Such is the voice of Kathy Shortt. Her solo and collaborative work on Fandalism You Tube and elsewhere is all of such high standard that I very nervously approached Kathy with a song that I thought would fit both of our vocal styles. Kathy has been such fun to work with……..It is my honor to share our first collaboration with our friends. Thank you Kathy for all you have done to make this Journey with me. Martin x
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Profondità By Monica Bergo and Martin Valins We are excited to share again our collaboration on the song Profondità We are sharing this on the first anniversary of its original release. The translation of the Italian word “Profondità" into English is "depth”. The river of love and good friendship has great depth - and that is what this song is about…….finding that river is our quest ……..and it will take time because we are all on a journey……. As well as being fun from start to finish, it was an honor and a real privilege to create this song to share with our friends. Monica Bergo web site. https://monicabergocomposersongwriter.jimdo.com Martin Valins Bandcamp page includes this song available for download [with lyrics plus new MP3 new mix] http://martinvalins1.bandcamp.com/track/profondit Monica & Martin x
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The Perfect Prize - I have always loved the band “Squeeze” - their songs have that Beatle touch and are also essentially English - well more London. I wanted to write a song in that vein and The Perfect Prize is what emerged. About a guy who gets on a train to see if his love would be there to meet him at the station. Like a Squeeze song it has a narrative a beginning and an end. I do hope you like it. This song is from my Album “In From The Outside” - You can download it at iTunes or stream on Apple Music. Thank you for listening - Love Martin x
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“Could it Be Love” . Words and Music by Martin Valins [Another song from the Album “In From The Outside”] I wrote this many years ago. This is a new Iive version [Voice and guitar]. A song about first love and it showed me how true love endures through time and never dies. That true love only knows good and is not possessive and cannot be defined. The more we love the more we will overcome all that needs to healed. Words and Music by Martin Valins. This song is available now on iTunes, and for streaming at Apple Music, Spotify, Groove and Google Play]. Hope you enjoy the song ……….Martin x
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“The Words I Did Not Hear” from the album “In From The Outside”. Words and Music by Martin Valins. As my good friend Linda said when she first heard this - it’s a song with some darkness, in contrast to the sun and sea in “California Sky”. Whereas “California Sky” was light and had a lot of air . The production on “The Words I Did Not Hear” is more dense and inward looking. Thank you again for all your support. It means so much to me - over 30,000 listens on Fandalism after just 6 months. Please check out my other songs on iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, Deezer, Rdio and for streaming at Apple Music, Spotify, Groove and Google Play. Hope you enjoy. Martin x
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California Sky. Words and Music by Martin Valins [From the Album In From The Outside] is a song about my trip to Santa Monica Los Angeles California a few years back……..I spent an entire week just cycling along by the ocean and the beach then to Sunset Boulevard for coffee and onto Beverly Hills - It was a wonderful relaxing trip full of warm sunshine and good music……….Hope you enjoy the song ……….Martin x
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Summer 71. I was art college in Loughton Essex in the early 1970’s and began playing and performing at folk clubs with Andy Staines. He was a beautiful guy, long hair very laid back. He wrote some amazing songs and was an accomplished guitarist and singer with a voice like honey. One day round at my parents house he played this song to me and I was blown away. It’s about a lost love after a warm romantic summer. I lost touch with Andy and really do not know how he is or where he is. If any one was at Loughton College 1970 - 1972 please let me know if you have any information. I[He lived in Epping] In the meantime I offer to all who want to listen, this beautiful song Summer 71 words and music by Andy Staines.
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A new song from the Album In From The Outside. Hope you enjoy it! You can take this home if you are already on Apple Music or Spotify or Groove and can download on iTunes Amazon Music and Bandcamp. Love and Peace Martin x
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Martin Valins - Love from rain
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“In From The Outside”. This is the title track from the Album "In From The Outside”. Words and music by Martin Valins available now on iTunes, Amazon, Tidal, Deezer, Rdio and for streaming at Apple Music, Spotify, Groove and Google Play. Hope you enjoy. Martin x
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I Will Find You - Words and Music by Martin Valins. A song about love connecting souls across oceans of time and distance. “I will find you and you will find me - we will find love”………because in the end however hard it seems at the time those souls will connect, even when they are miles apart. This is from the Album "In From The Outside" available now on iTunes Amazon and for streaming at Apple Music, Spotify and Google Play. PLAY LOUD.
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Here is a new song off the Album "In From The Outside"called "Indian Summer". Its available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and for download on iTunes. When it comes down to it we all do better with LOVE LOVE LOVE. So I send this song to you all with my LOVE....x
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He Come Running By Martin Valins Dear Fando friends this is the first song from my new album “Looking In From the Outside” I do hope you enjoy it. I had a vision when writing this of a desolate landscape maybe in the mid west of the US where hard working people survived poor circumstances finding it hard to make living just running in circles with no safety net to help. ’He go running round no one around all alone” Hence the sparse arrangement. Will be sharing the entire album over the coming weeks I am very pleased and honored to share these songs with you. Love and Peace Martin x
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"Life Can Be Magic" By Martin Valins This is a thank you to Fandalism and to Distrokid for their support and most of all to all of my Fando friends who have been kind enough to visit my page. Thank you so much !!
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As Paul McCartney once sang "I go back so far I'm in front of me" This was my school band called Lopp... read morey's Lott. We played several local gigs and I actually wrote "When The Light" at this time and my good friend Pete Spence arranged it for the band. We recorded this in 1968 at Pete's parents house all cramming drums piano and guitars into one room. Forgive the quality as it's a home recording...........it has a lot of good memories and its now my favorite Golden Oldie.
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Coming Soon "In From The Outside" A New Album. Cannot wait to share these songs with my Fando Friends here is an appetizer from the song called "Indian Summer"
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Could It Be Love. By Martin Valins An old favorite sung many times in concert but never properly recorded. So here it is for my wonderful fando friends. Hope you enjoy! Martin x
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New Video for "The Love of My Life" - From the Album Floating. Hope you enjoy.
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Demo - Somewhere Out of Sight by Andy Staines with Martin Valins 1972
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Martin Valins - Demo - home recording somewhere out of sight
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Last song from the Trilogy "Talent Borrowed" This song was written with my brother Ray way back when in London UK. As with all the songs on this trilogy I have re recorded and updated this song. For this we "borrowed" and adapted the words from Willam Shakespeare's sonnet "Love Perjuries" Hope you enjoy.
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Martin Valins - Love's perjuries
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Feeling Sad Looking Lonely - Written by Andy Staines - Sung and played by Martin Valins. From "Talent Borrowed"
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Autumn 2015 - First track of a new trilogy of songs called "Talent Borrowed" written with or by others I have had the pleasure to know and work with. Autumn was written by Andy Staines circa 1971 - This is a new recording to thank Andy for his love and inspiration. Hope you enjoy.
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The Love of My Life. Words Music and performed by Martin Valins. Dear Fando Friends, thank you for listening to my first collection of new songs in over 40 years ! Thank you to all of you who propped me and offered their very generous comments. This is the last track from “Floating” They say we all have one great love song in us - so for the time being this is mine - until I write a even better one. I am now working on a second set of songs that will be ready I hope by December/January. Writing and playing every instrument is great fun but it takes time. Love Martin x
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“The Love That is Right in Front of You” - Written and performed by Martin Valins - Dear Fando friends another track from “Floating” . It’s about how I could not see the love that was in front of me - and then I did – and we are in our 14th year of marriage. Love and light x
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I really am nervous about covering such iconic songs such as We're Going Wrong by Jack Bruce - But wanted just to say thank you to him and maybe our politicians will join Fandalism and "open their eyes" and minds too !
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Dear Fando friends another song from "Floating" "Who Do You Love ?" Written and Performed by Martin Valins. A one take recording to get a live feel - Hope you enjoy- Love and Light - Martin.
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"Floating" Written and Played by Martin Valins. This song was actually the first I recorded for the album "Floating" - I am no guitarist compared with my Fando Friends but I was trying create a mood of peace and tranquility I do hope you enjoy it. Its just a short piece. Thank you Martin.
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Martin Valins - Floating instrumental
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Dear Friends very pleased to share with you another track from "Floating" written and performed by Martin Valins. I do hope you enjoy it.
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Martin Valins - Just smile
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This was recorded in London UK in 1972. Bass Guitar Andy Borzy Lead Guitar Gordon Mont. Words Music and Vocals - Martin Valins Thanks to Fandalism what was locked on tape for 43 years is now free to travel the world- We do hope you enjoy this.
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Martin Valins - 1972 song
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Hello Friends very excited to share the second Track from "Floating" I hope you enjoy it. [Try with headphones] Thank you. Martin
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Martin Valins - Heart in the sky
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Hello Friends this is the first song from Floating - I hope you enjoy it.
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Old demo from 1971 Song written by my friend Andy Staines.
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Martin Valins - Guitar
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Live Recording - Way back to 1972 - With Martin L
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Martin Valins - Songwriter
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From The Album Floating
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