Part Two of my guest appearance on "Stay In Touch With Val Emmich podcast is up. We discuss dream duets, why apparently only Italians live in NJ, undergarments thrown at him and woodshavings. Also included is the next installment of The Greatest Song In Several Years. Download for FREE on iTunes here or listen to the stream here.
And completely on an unrelated note: yes, I had to go ahead with ads. I'm aware this site loads slow for some, but maintaining this site is burning a hole in my nonexistence wallet. Google hardly pays and yet it's something. Thanks for understanding. And thanks for visiting.
Fans submitted a survey recently and it was unanimous that you guys wants to know the songs played at each show. In the past, I try to provide that for you since I like to grab the sheet myself. But unfortunately, I cannot attend each show and not everyone contributes by sending them to me. However, because of your requests we will try to post them for you after each show.
Here's the setlist from Cupcakefest 06.26.10 at Rutherford, NJ(Val broke two strings, his set was cut short):
Hurt More Later
Next To Me
Just To Feel Alive Again
Get On With It
Photos from Cupcakefest is here.
Listen to my guest appearance on "Stay in Touch with Val Emmich". Val answers fan submitted questions, plays an acoustic cover song, we talk about his upcoming album, Ugly Betty, Fandom, Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers, and Val's rap duo group. This is part one of two. Download for free in iTunes - please rate/review with happy thoughts. Or listen to the stream here.
*EDIT- received questions regarding the graphic design mentioned in the podcast(Val cutting/pasting onto copy machine & I called him Matt). Here's the Artist Amplification cd insert that was referenced to it.
No hard-breaking news or update but how flattering this one blog made a list;
25 Best of 30 Rock episodes. Cougars made it to #7. Watch a few clips here.
Fighting Fish screens on June 30th at the UK Film Focus in London. The film is one of five non-British films to be invited to this industry event.
For more info go here.
New Featured article from YM magazine July 2003 "We Tell You What They're Really Like". Click here to read.
CupcakeFest 6/26 solo acoustic set to benefit the Passaic Animal Shelter. Bring donations. Watch the commercial here.
No new podcast this week but with good reason. Sorry guys! Speaking of podcast, listen to latest installment with amateur comedian Terrence McHenry. Bourbon at 3pm, list Top 10 Modern Lit and too many F-bombs. Go here.
Have any suggestions or comments on this site? We need your feedback. Let us know what you want by filling out this survey.
New Q&A interview with You Sing I Write
Read interview in Glitterball magazine. Pages 92/93 and 100-105
Two articles with photos and reviews from June 3rd show at the Turtle Club
Article one and article two
Shameless plug: Check out my personal portfolio site, which includes the graphic painting Val used as a profile pic in facebook once. Also, Val had some words to say about my work in the Testimonial page.
Stay In Touch With Val Emmich podcasts is now available in iTunes. Subscribe and automatically download. It's free! And while you're there rate/review.
We're now taking questions for a future podcast and suggestions for an acoustic song cover. Want to ask Val something? Do you have a song to suggest for Val to cover in acoustic? Fill out the form here.
Ever think life would be easier with less friends? Vote for Val's short film in which he appeared in, "Me Time". You can vote as much as you want. Go here. Click on Comedy, then "Me Time". Then vote.
June 3rd - Acoustic show and a bookreading with Kate Rockland - reading a few passages from her debut novel "Falling Is Like This" at the Turtle Club in Hoboken, NJ.
Val is taking song requests for this event. Please send them in by filling out this form.
Also, watch a special video promo on what NOT to do at a bookreading.
Then listen to the third installment of "Stay In Touch With Val Emmich" with Kate Rockland as his first in-studio and first female guest.
- Updated and cleaned up the Discography section. Added the track listing for Loose Marvin's (Val's high school band) album titled Low Budget (thanks Matt!)
- added 4 photos from the acoustic show on 4/13 in Canal Room - last 4 in Gallery(photos by Joe Russo)
- added 2 photos of a signed copy of Sunlight SearchParty - last two in the Gallery(thanks Stan!)
-Photos and review of 5/20 show. Fun Quote of the night from Val, "I want to thank America for being here (pauses)....the country." Laughter ensues before playing an acoustic solo performance of Snowy Day. Video included in review. Click here.
- Watch video performance of High Noon here. Prepare to be dazzled.
If you would like to share photos or reviews from the 5/20 show please contact me. Will link and sing your praises.
Setlist from last night's show at the Mercury Lounge:
Next To Me
Grown Up Man
Get On With It
Thanks Ron Haney for giving me the setlist. Check out the scanned setlist, includes notes :)
Listen to the second podcast of "Stay In Touch With Val Emmich". In this, he talks with producer/guitarist Ron Haney and longtime drummer, Eric Micali. This podcast not only will pump you up for Thursday's show but moreso on the new album. Highlights also include Seinfeld, raising the roof, studio vs live renditions, Ron admits to lying to Val, cameos from Rick Barry and Missy(Val's dog). Listen here. Go now.
27 Screen Captures from behind the scenes of the Heineken Commmercial. Click here.
Listen to the first ever "Stay In Touch With Val Emmich" podcast, where Val attempts to stay in touch with his friend and we get to eavesdrop. First guest, former bassist Jon McGarry. Listen here or download here.
Val is now on Tumblr. Follow him.
New show confirmed. June 26th Cupcake Fest in Lincoln Park NJ. Info here.
Contest to win an Unofficial VE shirt newly designed by me - happening now on Twitter. Sorry, you need an account to enter.
Just wanted to leave a note how proud and happy I am with all the work the fans have been doing to spread the word on Val's new songs. Means tremendously. If anyone is interested, I added an infograph of my own tracking of view counts to prove that my insane method actually works. I'm a geek, I know. Read it here.
Join the Facebook group for the short film, "Me Time"
Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates on this site.
If we're good enough for Val Emmich to follow, we must be doing something right!
Read a short story by Val Emmich titled, A Young Man's Deer.
- The short film Val worked on, "Me Time" now has an official web page.
Watch two clips here(sorry none with Val).
- Joe was gracious enough to send in some of his VE memorabilia, one which includes the rough lyrics to "Get On With It" signed by VE. Check it here.
Thanks Joe! If you have anything you'd like to share, please use this form.
- Val Emmich will be attending Talking Pictures Film Festival in Chicago, IL
May 7th for the screening of his film, Fighting Fish. Click here for more info on the festival(thanks Leslie!)
- Thanks to those who are helping to spread the word on Val's music. It means a lot more than you think. Want some ideas on how you can help? Click here.
added a fan photo - Val and Madeleine from the Philly show back in March
For those who aren't into Twitter, Val Emmich Fans is now on Tumblr!
*click here to read news on the upcoming album
Second new song, "EST" posted everywhere you find VE:
offciail site, youtube, facebook, myspace
- 4 photos added in the Gallery Live section from yesterday's show at the Canal Room. Opening slot, acoustic set with Ron Haney
Setlist from last night
1. Absolutely Still
2. [new song unknown title]
3. Grown Up Man
4. Get On With It
6. High Noon
7. American Girl
- also included the setlist from a show in Philly on March 12 in Events section.
Check out the new song "Sidekick" everywhere you find VE: site, youtube, facebook
Watch behind scenes of the Heineken commercial here.
Tomorrow, April 12th Val will leak a new song at valemmich.com
Watch Val Emmich worry about announcing new music here.
Have a few bucks laying around and want Awake Asleep's album, "Going Through the Motions"? This place is selling it for $49.99 and another for $57.49(such a random number). (thanks Stan!)
Fighting Fish has been accepted into the Talking Pictures Festival in Evanston, IL. Festival dates May 6-9. Also, the film will premiere at the Nashville Film Festival. Screening dates are April 20 and 21 in Nashville, TN
As for the short film, Me Time - it has been accepted in the following festivals:
- Florida Film Festival - screenings - 4/11 - 1PM - Enzian Theater, 4/14 - 4pm - Regal Winter Park Village
- Sacramento Int'l Film Festival - screening - 4/20 - 6PM - 24th St. Theater
- Indie Spirit Film Festivall (Colorado Springs, CO) 4/23 to 4/25 - Screening date TBD
- San Francisco Int'l Film Festival - screenings - 4/25 - 12:45PM - Sundance Kabuki Cinemas, 5/5 - 3:30PM - Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
- New show added. April 13th at the Canal Room in NYC, solo acoustic - opening slot for Jamie McLean Band. *on a sidenote - the show is Jamie McLean Band's record release party for the new album "Completely". Check out the music here.
- Exclusive - an old article from YM Magazine back in 2005. Featured article, "Hottest Guys on the Planet"
- New Page - screencaptures from the Heineken commercial
- review of the show from Maxwells 02.27.10 by Joelle from PlanetVerge
Videos on youtube from Friday's 03.12 show at The Saint. Full songs.
Thank you, Moira! Check out her youtube channel for other live performances.
- The Only One Lonely
- Snowy Day(Val wishes a fan a Happy Birthday. Watch him mess up the lyrics and ask the audience for help)
- I Spend My Whole Life Waiting
- High Noon
- 2 new songs(unknown titles). Here and here
- First Try performed with Rick Barry
- Transcontinental performed with Rick Barry (Pedro The Lion cover)
*joined Rick Barry's set on Richard Please
Want to share photos, autograph, setlist from the three most recent shows? Please contact me! We will greatly appreciate it.
The Heineken commercial is now airing. Watch it here.
If you have any photos or the setlist from the three shows and would like to share, please contact me. Will credit, link and sing your praises. We'd greatly appreciate it.
- Added 10 photos in the Live Gallery section, taken by Gina Stellabotte. Please check out her other works here. Thank you Gina!
- 14 photos taken by Joe Ryan (outside link). Thanks Joe!
Check out this video put together by the girls of Planet Verge, Joelle and Jess. It's a message for their friend, Jen who couldn't make it to the show. **the heart felt message is from Rob(Val's bass player). Val's performance starts at 2:25 into the video. Snippets from songs: Seperate Things, Just To Feel Alive Again, Don't Let Go(new song) and Grown Up Man(new song).
The setlist from last night's show at Maxwells:
4. Seperate Things (as voted by the fans)
5. Just To Feel Alive Again (as voted by the fans)
6. The Only One Lonely (as voted by the fans)
8. Don't Let Go
9. Grown Up Man
10.High Noon (as voted by the fans)
11.Eastern Standard Time
12.Shock(medley faded to:Lucky Ones, Break, I Would Take You Back, Too Far)**Yes, Val sang a few verses from I WOULD TAKE YOU BACK. A song from his EP with Hero Pattern.
13.Catalyst (as voted by the fans)
14.Absolutely Still (as voted by the fans)
15.Now Is No Time (as voted by the fans)
16.Get On With It
If anyone has photos they would like to share from the show, please contact me. Will credit, link and sing your praises.
Fighting Fish has made it into the Nashville Film Festival. It will be making a world premiere. Dates for the fest is April 15 - 22. Congratulations to Annette and the rest of the cast and crew!
Click here, to read what Fighting Fish director & writer, Annette, has to say about ValEmmichFans.com.
3 new shows confirmed in March - in Philly, Virginia and Asbury Park - all solo acoustic shows in supportof Jarrod Gorbel.
Watch the trailer for FIGHTING FISH!
On Valentine's Day 02.14.10, Val was featured on NewNowNext Music PopLab on LOGO TV. It's an hour long show that airs music videos. Watch his segments here. (thank you Sheryl!)
The short film "Me Time" in which Val worked on last year for a friend has been accepted into the Florida Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and the Sacramento International Film Festival. Congratulation Matt! Click here to see production photos from the short film. And for more info visit the imdb page.
As stated in Val's official site, he just recently shot a commercial spot directed by Mark Romanek for Heineken. It will air in a few weeks. Keep your eyes open. Don't know Mark Romanek? You've most likely seen his work in music videos - NIN, Linkin Park, Madonna, Fiona Apple...among others.
Happy Val's Day everyone!
The form for song suggestions is now closed. Thank you for those who submitted. We'll see you at Maxwells on the 27th! Buy your tickets here.
Updated Gallery with the following:
- 20 photos from the Canal Room in NYC on 05.19.09(thanks Jessica!)
- 12 photos from the M Room in Philly taken on 04.02.09 (thanks Julia!)
- 2 fan photos with Val: with Jessica; with Julia & Jessica
- 1 photo of Val signing Jessica's postcard
If you have any photos you'd like to contribute please email me or use the submission form.
Posted by Val: SEND IN YOUR SONG SUGGESTIONS FOR THE SHOW!!
We'll be playing mostly new songs at the show but want to make sure you get to hear the old stuff you want. Head to the link below and send me your requests. I'll do my best!
Click here and REQUEST NOW!!
*For those of you not in the NJ/NY area of the United States, I'm planning on recording a future live show so that you won't be left out of the experience. So if you'd like to send in your requests anyway, go ahead. Hopefully you'll still get to hear it.
When: Saturday, February 27th
Location: Maxwells in NJ
Ages: 18 & up
Tickets: $10 available at Ticketweb.com
- Check out a Val's playlist on Rhapsody(created on Dec 2008)
- added a Fan photo with Julia. She also sent us a cute postcard from Val which was sent to Germany and a signed cd insert of Woodstock were all added. Thanks Julia!
If you have anything Val signed for you and/or a photo with him and would like to share, please email me or use the submission form.
WE (Women's Entertainment) TV airs reruns of Hope & Faith, watch Val Emmich's appearance in the episode "The Un-Graduate" this Thursday 01.21.10 at 10:00 AM est time. Click here to see if you have WE TV. You can watch clip of Hope & Faith's Un-Graduate with photos included here in this site as well.
Updated Gallery in the Promotional section. Photos are the last 5 in the album.
Long time and devoted fan, Randy won an autographed guitar to help promote Little Daggers. He was kind enough to share photos. Check it out here. Thanks Randy!
It's the year 2000 and Val Emmich sings out, "There's so much more to this, than the fact that you had to piss...." he also points out in the song, "I am not a pervert." Lyrics from the song "Can I Watch You Pee?" from Awake Asleep's album Going Through the Notions.
Listen to Awake Asleep's "Can I Watch You Pee?" in the Members Only section just this weekend only. Become a member it's free.
14 new production stills and behind the scenes from the movie Fighting Fish
Join the group for Fighting Fish in Facebook
Origivation Magazine did a feature on past winning artists of the Independent Music Awards. Val is among them (won for best music video "Only One Lonely" 2007). VE was quoted in regards on winning the award. Click here to read it. Or just go to Origivation.com to download the whole issue(October 2009).
And watch two interviews with Val Emmich here. (Thanks Leeanne!)
updated the Gallery with pictures from past shows:
- added 34 photos from Starland Ballrom in Sayreville, NJ 12.12.03
- added 8 photos from Emerging Artists Series at Borders in NJ 06.18.07
- added 4 photos from the Mercury Lounge in NYC 04.21.07
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