Charles Valona

Charles Valona Group & Friends

All Guitars, Vocals, Original Muisc Written, Arranged, Recorded & Produced by C. Valona / Acoustic & Electric Bass, Bruce Calin / Drums, Dan Kinkle, Kenji Kato & Michael Costa / Flute & Sax, Jeff Jones / Trombone, Joe Larson / Trumpet, Paul Senn /

CHARLES VALONA:  Originally born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca., I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1979, but not before attending art school in Los Angeles and performing in various musical groups in and around the Los Angeles area.  I've been a member of several musical groups touring with Carnival Cruise Lines and have traveled extensively performing and entertaining audiences in & out of the United States for more than 40 years.

Forming the Charles Valona Group in 2002, which is based in Redding, Ca., the group in it's many incarnations has performed for many different venues and functions throughout Shasta County, the following is a partial list:

Win River Casino / Rolling Hills Casino / The Cascade Theatre / Turtle Bay Exploration Park / Starbuck's Coffee Stores (all locations in Shasta County / Red Lion Hotel / C.R,Gibbs Hotel / Market Street Steakhouse / The Vintage Wine Bar & Restaurant / Anselmo's Vineyards & Restaurant / Woman's Rotary of Redding / Mt. Shasta Fair, Anderson, Ca. / Post Office Saloon & Grille / Old Mill House Restaurant / The Mount Shasta Mall / Simpson College / The Stage Door Mount Shasta / Benefits for the Women's Rescue Organization / Benefits for Haven Humane Society / Cancer Society Benefits / The Holiday Inn / Various School Districts, including Shasta & Tehama County for various events and functions / Riverview Country Club /The Mount Shasta Dinner Train and many many other private and public affairs and events.

The group can perform a variety of musical styles including, but not limited to pop, blues, jazz standards. The group can be arranged in different sizes from a single solo act, guitar and vocals, to a duo or 10 piece band, all depending on what a client wants and their budget.

The Present Moment & Future Plans:  performing live music will always be way of life for me. Luckily for me the many music loving folks that manage or own the various venues in and around Shasta County have been so gracious in allowing me to be part of their music programs. THANK YOU all for supporting the Charles Valona Group for the past 15 years.

Also, I will continue to perform, write, arrange & produce my own music. Being bit by the "music for sound track bug", which includes music for television and movie sound tracks, I practically live 24 / 7 in that bubble with the dream of having a chance to enter this musical arena. For me this is a very exciting time to be a musician to say the least.

As for all of the excellent and truly wonderful musician's that make up the Charles Valona Group & Charles Valona & Friends musical creations, THANK YOU all so very very much. Being able to make and perform music along side of these marvelous musicians is truly an honor. These guys are superb music monsters !

A very special THANK YOU to bassist, mentor & dear friend Bruce Calin. Also, my heart felt thanks to drummer Dan Kinkle and drummer/percussionist Michael Costa. These guys have been the core of my group for many years. I can't imagine having a group without them.