Chad Valley

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Chad Valley Biography

Chad Valley are the personal outpourings of one Hugo Manuel, the balearic inclined vocalist of Oxford's Jonquil and founder member of the Blessing Force collective.

Taking a more electronic approach to sunset vibes, Hugo has made quite a splash this past summer. In his short 25 show career he's already played in Dublin, Paris, Budapest, Belgrade and Istanbul, been a big smash at In The City and supported the likes of Amiina, Mountain Goats and Foals. His music has been on every blog you can think of from Gorilla vs. Bear to Pitchfork's Forkcast, the latter of which has featured him three times in recent months and at one point in late October was the fourth most blogged about artist on the planet.

He's enjoyed a host of radio plays across the BBC and had his debut BBC session recorded for Huw Stephens' show in January 2011.

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Chad Valley Reviews

Chad Valley - Equatorial Ultravox Album Review

3rd August 2011

It seemed just a matter of time before we got a British answer to chillwave,...

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Chad Valley Festivals

Lounge on the Farm

2nd August 2014


4th July 2014

Parklife Festival

7th June 2014

Field Day

7th June 2014

Beacons Festival

7th August 2014

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The Latest Chad Valley Press Releases

Chad Valley Announces 2013 Spring Us And European Headlining Tour

28th February 2013

Chad Valley, aka Hugo Manuel of Oxford, UK's Jonquil has announced a spring...

Chad Valley Streams Debut Album 'Young Hunger' Plus UK Tour Dates In November 2012

6th November 2012

Young Hunger, the debut album from Chad Valley, is now streaming ahead of it's UK release date...

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