Formerly gracing stages as Baskerville Jones, soul singer B. Valentine is known for her dynamic style and high-energy performances as the lead singer for soul-jazz-funk fusion band The Rebirth. Her voice and songwriting are interwoven in the band’s sophomore album “Being Thru the Eyes of a Child.” And the album’s 1st single “This is Coming To?” reached the top 5 of UK Soul Charts.
Following her departure from The Rebirth in 2016, B. Valentine recorded a solo album entitled Mile 1 under the name Baskerville Jones. It’s a stripped-down, lyric-driven collection of songs exposing her softer, more vulnerable side. The song “On This Day,” originally co-written for a friend’s wedding, has been selected by many brides since the song’s release.
For over 2 decades, B. Valentine has collaborated with many artists and producers as a songwriter, background vocalist, and featured artist. She performed live as a background vocalist for contestants on the TV Show America’s Got Talent and arranged and recorded background vocals for 4 seasons of the show. Her voice can be heard in the background on other shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X-Factor UK.
She appeared as the featured vocalist on a number of house albums, including the Top 20 Soulful House song “Born to Flow” by Groove Junkies.
B. Valentine has appeared on stage and recorded with an eclectic mix of artists. She has performed with R&B/Soul artists including Jeffrey Osborne, Maysa, Kenny Lattimore, Valerie Simpson, Deniece Williams, Freddie Jackson, Heather Headley, and Chrisette Michelle; gospel artists including BeBe Winans and Dottie Peoples; Jazz Artists including Dave Koz, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler & Peter White; and, international acts including Arman Hovhannisyan, Harout Balyan, and Kfir Melamed. She has performed music in 4 different languages.
In 2017, B. Valentine married multi-instrumentalist and producer Eric Valentine. They formed a magical musical duo. She was the executive producer and collaborator for Eric Valentine’s chart-topping album “Velvet Groove.” She is the featured vocalist on the song “Back in the Day.”
During the pandemic, B. Valentine recorded more musical collaborations with Eric Valentine in the producer’s seat. The music is inspired by R&B Soul and Funk greats. It features organic sounds of live instrumentation, layered background vocals, and a range of whispers, soulful melodics, wails, and storytelling by B. Valentine.