So-Cal Teen Prodigies The Valli Girls Launch Pop-Rock Campaign
Valli Girls Appear on Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Soundtrack Along With Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and More
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif.
The Valli Girls have revolution on their minds and their major-label debut, VALLI NATION, on Columbia Records/Stonehall Entertainment is the band's pop-rock manifesto. "All we need is to believe/So get out of the way/Because we're taking over," lead singer Raquel Houghton declares on the title song, which also appears on the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards soundtrack (out now) along side such pop superstars as Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, plus much more.
Forged under the same eternal San Fernando Valley sunshine that gave us the Go-Go's and the Bangles, these five teens are determined to shatter any preconceived notions about female pop stars. "All American Girls" captures the band's combination of seditious attitude and infectious melody: "We don't look like Britney/And we don't lip sync on MTV."
Transcending their diverse cultural backgrounds and personalities, having already appeared in Billboard, Cosmo Girl! and US Weekly, The Valli Girls (http://www.valligirls.com/) have formed an unbreakable sonic sisterhood, which is on display on the band's featured appearance on an episode of MTV's "Power Girls." Costa Rican native Houghton is the band's powerhouse vocalist. Guitarist Danielle Haim -- who is endorsed by Gibson guitars -- was schooled on Zeppelin, Hendrix, Clapton and "all three Kings--Albert, Freddie and of course, B.B." Danielle's sister, Este -- the most outgoing and boy crazy member of the band -- brings the slappin', in-your-face bass to the party. The classically-trained, Japanese-American, Ally Maki works her magic on the keyboard. Although she is the youngest member of the band, Lil' Nix plays seven instruments and brings slamming drum beats with a hip-hop attitude.
Highlights from VALLI NATION include the pop-rocking "Never Say Never," the hard-edged "Perfect Girl," which is featured with a video of the Valli Girls on the "Trollz" DVD release in stores this fall, the female empowerment anthem "Keys to the Hummer," plus the radio-ready track "Don't Gotta," which is available exclusively online.
"What makes us different is we sing about real situations, real things that go on in our lives. With five girls, that's five times the drama," says Houghton. "We're just ourselves," adds Este. "What you see is what you get."
Look for The Valli Girls on their upcoming "World Domination Tour" and summer debut release.
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