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Philippe 07-16-2008 09:38 AM

Eric Valentine
Yesterday I was at the Steve Lukather (yes, that's the guitarist from Toto) concert in Switzerland and I was very curious how his drummer, Eric Valentine, would perform.

Now let me tell you one thing first: the gig was absolutely fantastic!!! 3 hours of great rock music performed by great musicians. It was a blast.

Eric Valentine, who's homepage is a bit out of date: www.ericvalentine.net, was outstanding. his performance was subtle, energetic, powerful and stirring at the same time. I was blown away by it, so was my nephew (he's a drummer as well - family ties).

I believe he played a double bass Yamaha set consisting of 5 times (it could have been 6, hard to identify from my angle), 2 snares and Zildjian K's.

I discovered that he has a solo CD out, Jazz Impressions, which I will get myself.

If the pictures I took are okay (sorry, just didn't have the time to look at it so far), I will post some here.

Philippe 07-16-2008 12:18 PM

Re: Eric Valentine
so, do you know Eric Valentine?

Philippe 07-16-2008 04:45 PM

Re: Eric Valentine

A picture made at the Steve Lukather concert in Pratteln, Switzerland, summer 2008.

Baddstuff 09-06-2008 08:23 PM

Re: Eric Valentine
I was at Luke's show in New York last week and the band was very good. 2 hour show. Eric Valentine was solid, unknown to me before the show. He was powerful and energetic and had good chops. Having said that I still prefer the way Simon Phillips handled Party In Simon's Pants. Simon solos while the band plays the main riff and Eric chose to solo without the band playing. A nice solo but I prefer Simon soloing over the riff. Personal preference.

Philippe 09-07-2008 05:04 PM

Re: Eric Valentine
me too, but I thought Eric did a fantastic job on that tour!

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