WILD Profile: Chad Valley, Straight to the Point
Who: Hugo Manuel, aka Chad Valley
Born and lives: Oxford, England
What he does: Write and play music
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”:
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:
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
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.