MUSIC

As a founding member of the Gin Blossoms, Jesse Valenzuela was responsible for writing or co-writing five of the band's Top 40 hits, including the #1 single "Til Ihear it from you".  As a songwriter and performer Valenzuela has sold in excess of 10 million records worldwide.  In addition to his career in the Gin Blossoms, Jesse has written, produced and performed with a wide-ranging variety of artists including Stevie Nicks, KISS, Judy Collins, The Calling, Los Lobos and The Rembrandts, among others.  His songs have been featured prominently in countless films, including "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," "Speed," "Drill Bit Taylor," "Wayne's World," and "Empire Records" among many others.  Jesse has written extensively for TV, including the theme to the CTV hit show "Corner Gas", had one of his songs used during a halftime spot on the 2008 Summer Olympics broadcast on NBC, and has scored several shows for the Travel Channel. In addition, his songs have been featured in varied television shows ranging from "Friends" to "Cold Case".  -- Tom DeSavia,  Concord Music Publishing

 

Hotel Defeated (2015)

Hotel Defeated is my latest CD and I'm really proud of it.  I was going through a struggling period in my life and I never realized how many friends I have until they all showed up to play on this record. -- Jesse

Out now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, and more!



Tunes Young People Will Enjoy (2002)

This record was actually composed in the late 90s and not released for several years later.  It was cut with a group of musicians I met after doing sessions all over town.   'Damaged Goods', the first song we cut together occurred on a lark and we had so much fun doing it and we had so much fun doing it, we just kept going. -- Jesse

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Praire Wind (2016)

This album is a collaboration between me and Danny Wilde of the Rembrandts.  It was a real departure for both of us and its ease was truly born from our long-term friendship.  We literally sat around, and wrote and sang what came to mind without any boundaries.  -- Jesse

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Northey Valenzuela (2003)

I love Craig Northey.  Never judge yourself against Craig Northey in terms of decency, kindness or morality, lest you'll invariably come up short.  He's also one of the funniest people I've ever met in my life fully capable of some very evil thoughts.  Here's us trying to channel '60s soul music.  Modesty precludes me from telling you this is the greatest recording ever made...where's my Grammy? -- Jesse

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Gin Blossoms (1989+)

 We were young once and then all this happened...

31 years later, we still make music, tour and travel

31 years later I'm still thankful

-- Jesse