5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – Desi Valentine - Mocha Man Style
5 Indie Artists You Should Hear – Desi Valentine

If James Brown and Amy Winehouse had a child, his name would be Desi Valentine.

Valentine was raised in London, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his recording career. While you can hear traces of Valentine’s influences in his music, he has a style that is truly unique and refreshing. His voice is raw, powerful, and intense. It is the perfect vessel for his combination of British rock, classic soul, and modern R&B. When Valentine sings, you feel each emotion he is trying to convey. You know that the lyrics are real because he has lived them.

And his live performances are something to behold. He connects with audiences with his authenticity, candor, and vulnerability. When you attend his show, you will dance, you will sing, you will beg for more. Valentine’s energy is contagious.

Valentine has released a self-titled, 4-song EP and is currently on tour with Andra Day. His full-length album will be released later this year.

Follow Desi Valentine on Twitter and Like Desi Valentine on Facebook.

Click the photos below to read about the other artists in the series and listen to their music:

r.lum.r
inobe
teisha marie
dirty revival