Bobby Valentino

Bobby Valentino was created in Chatham, Kent, he adopted the phase name Bobby Valentino in 1975. Valentino’s first achievement was as a founder member of The Wonderful Poodles, however he is frequently recognised as the fiddler and co-author of the no 1 hit solitaryYounger at Heart;, by The Bluebells.

After leaving the Wonderful Poodles in the early eighties, Valentino was an associate of the Electrical Bluebirds before joining the Hank Wangford Band in the start of 1984: the British nation group already contained pedal steel guitarist B. J. Cole (Cochise) and former Liverpool Scene/Scaffold/ guitarist Andy Roberts.

In the five years that Valentino was portion of Wangford’s group they recorded three records; filmed two TV-SERIES for Channel 4 – The AZ of C&W and Large Big Nation, which enticed crowds of between 2 and four million at a period when The Last Re sort with Jonathan Ross had been viewed by 750,000; performed and composed an acclaimed and record-breaking musical: C. H. A. P. S (Cowboy, Horse riding And Executing School) In the Theatre Royal, Stratford East (their prior record happened by Oh, What a Wonderful War!); toured continuously throughout great Britain and Europe and produced numerous other radio and tv appearances. These contained a Television special, Dec 25 in Strangeways revealing the group in concert on Boxing Day using a captive audience in Manchester’s Victorian jail.

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