Michael Valenzuela was no stranger to music growing up in a very musically inclined family. His father was a musician playing in several well known bands,( Malo , Tierra, El Chicano, War, Tower Of Power, Redbone ) a road manager, and owns his own studio. His siblings play instruments, as well. When this family gets together, the Valenzuelas can’t resist the urge to make music together. It’s no surprise Michael fell in love with music at a young age and caught the fever for creativity.
Valenzuela is a purely multi-talented musician, doing everything from playing guitar and keyboards to recording and mixing. He composes music of many different genres including hip hop, contemporary, Latin rock, neo-classical, rock and heavy metal. Valenzuela is also quickly making himself known for shooting and editing video footage.
A guitarist first, Valenzuela has a great passion for playing. He is a virtuoso of guitar. His instrumental compositions are both moving and many times complex. These works are definitely a treasure to the ear and when watching him play, to the eye. His intricate fingering styles using string bending techniques make it evident that his pinch harmonics and hammer ons can keep up with the most superlative guitarists of the 80’s. Though very experimentational, it is clear this man has studied some of the most prevalent guitarists of our time, to form his own style. The flow and melody of these instrumentals gives a great number of them a very neo-classical sound, full of deep emotion. As of late Valenzuela has been rocking the Phoenix valley the last few years with projects and producing music with alot of valley musicians.
– Queen Eilene.
A few bands & projects he has been a part of .
Psychotic Faith ( guitars / songwriting )
The Breakdown Saints ( guitars )
Autumn Forever ( guitars / songwriting / producing )
The Josh Greene Project ( guitars / producing )
Talon Bronson San Francisco Sessions ( guitars / producing )
She Squad ( guitar solos )
Tu Kav & Mr. Crespo ( producing beats / guitars )
Zack Martinez ( guitars / producing beats )
Monar Obscurities ( guitars / song writing )
Endorsed with the following companies.
Clayton guitar picks ( Madv custom 733mm )
Nicola acoustic guitar strings
Tsunami guitar cables
Ibanez Reb Beach Voyager