The band is based as a whole in Cardiff and perform around Cardiff City Center, Bridgend, Port Tablot, Neath and Swansea. They also perform around Newport, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Bargoed and llantrisant and are happy to travel further afield for events.
After more than six years playing with a variety of groups, manager and drummer Richard Trussell started the Royal Valentines. Based in Torfaen, South Wales, they started out playing at local venues and were soon being contacted by companies for corporate events, and couples for weddings and anniversaries and other events. A real highlight was them being featuring on Made in Cardiff TV, where their performance was played on their prime-time show. The production company enjoyed the music so much that they were asked to perform on another programme showing!
Putting all the members experience together, boasting nearly 10 years’ experience live music events with, the band has performed at a variety of venues, from corporate events, special occasions, weddings, and a TV studio and take their vast musical cues from acts as varied as Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, the Beatles and Blondie.
"Saw you guys on pride of Rotterdam with a very breezy night and small crowd ya did an absolutely cracking job and would recommend anyone to see you live. Thank you for making a rocky crossing totally rock out."
Steph King (P&O Passenger On The Pride Of Rotterdam) - 11/11/2019
"Thank you all for performing it was a great night xx"
Zoe And Paul Wedding - 16/08/2019
"You guys were so brilliant! And thanks again for allowing us to use your kit. 😁"
Hazel And Chris Wedding - 13/10/2019
"Thank you so so much! We loved having you as part of our wedding, I think this may have been reflected in some of the serious shapes that were thrown 😂😂🙈🙈 "
Annie Bethel Wedding - 06/07/2019
"Despite the adverse weather conditions (snow and ice) The Royal Valentines turned up promptly, set up efficiently and gave a fabulous high quality performance with great music We really enjoyed the evening and dancing. The audience was mixed ages from 20 to 70+ but everyone knew the songs and were very happy with the selection and the performance The musicians were of a very high standard and it was great to have live music Jean Matthes (Retirement party) 10/10"
"The Royal Valentines created an excellent atmosphere at our Post Burns Supper function. Their selection of music fitted the occasion perfectly and inspired people to dance and be involved. They are professional, efficient and communicated thoroughly through all of the booking process. Overall a fabulous group who I would highly recommend and consider for future events. Ryan Crighton (Burns Night Function) 10/10 "
Ryan Crighton (Burns Night Function) - 25/01/2019
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Tainted love - Imelda May Version
Get Ready Here I Come - Temptations
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
I Saw Her Standing There- The Beatles
Be My Girl - Jet
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
I Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
All Right Now - Free
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Man I Feel Like A Woman - Shania Twain
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
One Way Or Another - Blondie
Twist And Shout - The Beatles
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Rolling In The Deep - Adelle
Stand By Me - B.E. king
Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
EX's And Oh's - Elle King
Jail House Rock - Elvis Presley
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
I Feel Good - James Brown
Superstition - Stevie Wonder