The Strange Valentines

Categories: Groups and Duos, Musicians: Guitar, Musicians: Keyboard/Piano, Musicians: String Instruments, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Folk, Rock

Contact

Janet Mills
2877 Montague St
Regina , SK, S4S 1Z3

Mobile: (306) 550-7722

Description

New to Saskatchewan, the duo 'The Strange Valentines' combine folk influences from Nova Scotia, with rock originating from Australia. These two change instruments frequently including guitar, banjo, keyboards and mandolin for a fresh sound with sweet harmonies.

News

  • The Strange Valentines to release fifth full CD on Valentines Day

    The Strange Valentines to release fifth full CD on Valentines Day

    January 10, 2018

    The ‘Society of Good Intentions’ is the fifth album for The Strange Valentines and the second since moving to Saskatchewan. Album sounds have been a journey from more electric rock sounds to more acoustic folk in this latest effort lending an honesty and rawness via acoustic guitar and mandolin.

    Two lead voices; David Farrell with warm, engaging tones, or the sweet haunting passion of Janet Mills tell stories in songs of personal struggle, nostalgia, and what might have been, with rich blended harmonies and some quirky twists. Ranging from the depths of ‘Bad Day’, the despair of ‘Valentine Vampire’ to the triumph of ‘Tortoise’ or being lost in ‘The Rural Abyss’, songs have an element of intimacy, inviting a feeling of sharing one’s soul over toast and tea.

    ‘Society of Good Intentions’ was recorded, produced and mastered in Feral Studios, Regina Saskatchewan by David Farrell. Full release will be available for preorder on iTunes January 18, full release February 14, 2018.

    An intimate release party is happening at Sawchyn Guitars featuring the Stillhouse Poets on Valentines Day (February 14, 2018). Tickets will be available for purchase at Sawchyn Guitars (306-522-6348) and include a CD and/or digital download.

     

  • The Strange Valentines: New Album Coming!!

    The Strange Valentines: New Album Coming!!

    January 31, 2017

    'Folkin Rock for Rockin Folk' will be the fourth album for 'The Strange Valentines' and this effort represents somewhat of a shift in style for the duo. Perhaps the recent move to Saskatchewan is responsible as many of the songs appear to have prairie inspirations. The music is somewhat of a musical mix of folk, rock, blues, and plays with great guitar, mandolin and banjo sounds. The two vocalists each sing main vocals and/or rich harmonies over a range of styles. Twelve songs on the album include themes of involving small towns, cold weather, jerks of the world, life in Saskatchewan, and a spider. It's a fun album and worth a listen. Due to be released in February/March 2017.

     

    For more info about the duo: https://www.thestrangevalentines.com/

     

     

Events

Date Event Venue
Feb 14
8:00pm
The Strange Valentines CD Release Party
Sawchyn Guitars
Regina, SK
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Videos

  • The Snoop Sisters

    Here's a song about two wonderful ladies who were affectionately known as the 'Snoop Sisters' as they drove a yellow Turcell all over town attending various card parties and tea drinking excursions. It is a preview song from our upcoming album, due to be released shortly. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

  • Cold Winter Blues

    Here's a live version of a single from the album 'Folkin Rock for Rockin Folk' being released on March 25. Recorded, mixed and edited by Brent Nielsen and shot at Sawchyn Guitars. 

  • I Hope the Riders Win Tonight

    Latest video 'I Hope the Riders Win Tonight' from the album 'Folkin Rock for Rockin Folk' about basing important life direction sort of decisions on the outcome of a Riders game. Go Riders!

    Camera by Hartland Jessome and Brent Nielsen and edited by Brent Nielsen, shot in Regina.

  • Bad Day

    Filmed in Regina, this song is about feeling bad when everything looks ok on the outside.