Ricky Valente is a 25 year old singing, songwriting, guitar player from Rhode Island who burst into the local scene at age 15. A child prodigy (Ricky taught himself to play by age 9), his love for music developed into an obsession. His constant need for change insures listeners a unique perspective from release to release, and, within the course of a record. Ricky continues to play regionally and was recently on a solo tour in London where he held a three month residency at a live music venue in Earl's Court and single dates in and around the city. He writes and produces all of his music which is his own brand of intense, melodic and introspective rock. His newest release, 'Loveless Letters' has been described as 'the handshake if Jeff Buckley and Queens Of The Stone Age were to meet' and 'what falling in love sounds like...right before you hit the floor.' Self produced, independent music. Ricky's sound is unique to him. Reviews: 'He bounds into the bar and the atmosphere changes. He oozes talent - in an age of preformatted, prepackaged, ready made audio clones, here stands a glimmer of hope' Dripfed.co.UK 'This is the whole parcel, the real deal. More people need to pay attention to what Ricky Valente is doing.' Indie Music.com 'Ricky Valente's new release 'Loveless Letters' is melodic and intense - magnificent in it's best moments.' IMJ.