WILD Profile: Chad Valley, Straight to the Point

by: Blaine Skrainka

October 25, 2012

Who: Hugo Manuel, aka Chad Valley
Born and lives: Oxford, England
What he does: Write and play music

Chad Valley profile for The WILD magazine

What he is currently working on:
Writing some pop music for other people to sing. A new live show with backing singers.

What he thinks there is too much of, and too little of:
Too much music. Too little silence.

With whom he would like most to go on a “ tête à tête”:
Nile Rogers.

What he would be doing if he didn’t have his current occupation:
Working in the family paint business.

On his life-to-do list:
Play a real Mellotron.

His earliest memory:
Seeing the CN tower and not being allowed to go up it.

What he considers a fashion “faux-pas”:
Baggy jeans / tight t-shirts.

What cracks him up:
Tom Haverford.

The WILDEST situation he has ever experienced:
Becoming a full-time musician.

What he can’t live without:
Some kind of instrument or music-making toy.

With whom he would like to grow old:
My Kawai K1 mkII.

What he would like to leave to future generations:
The biggest collection of synthesizers ever.

His next challenge:
Creating the biggest collection of synthesizers ever

His Hero:
Tom Haverford.

Hugo’s WILD Wish:
To own every synth ever built.

 

The debut album from Chad Valley is out 30 October. To learn more, go here

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