Damon Minchella - Trio Valore

Trio Valore

Trio Valore formed in 2008 by Steve White and Damon Minchella. Originally featuring Seamus Beaghan and then Justin Shearn, the band are joined for this very special performance on keyboards by Tom Manning.

When the band released their debut album on the Italian label Record Kicks, they were an instant hit on the dance floors of Europe touring extensively in Italy, Spain and Croatia as well as many successful UK shows. In 2010 the band followed up with the fantastic liars and cheaters EP which received extensive radio play. Trio Valore have been described as having heavyweight roots in funk, jazz, soul and the modernist tradition combined with exemplary musicianship.

Damon Minchella

Damon Minchella formed Ocean Colour Scene, going on to sell over 3 million albums and racking up several Brit Awards and nominations before leaving in 2004. He has performed with a whole host of other artists, including Paul Weller, The Who, Dr John, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paolo Nutini, Damien Saez, Rose Gary, Gerri Halliwell, Chad Smith and currently records and tours with the Grammy and Ivor Novello winning Richard Ashcroft.

Damon is also a Dr of Music and currently produces and writes for Various Artists Management, whose roster includes Tom Grennan, Ashnikko and The Libertines.

Steve White

Steve White joined The Style Council at the age of 17, and is considered by many to be the UK’s finest drummer of his generation, playing on 15 albums with the legendary Paul Weller.

As a solo artist Steve has released 4 albums. As a sideman, he’s been one of the founders of the Acid Jazz movement with Galliano and he played with The Young Disciples, JTQ and Working Week, through to New Orleans legend Dr John and the late great Ian Dury.

Recognised as the youngest musician to perform at Live Aid in Wembley in 1985, Steve has performed at Live 8 also with Damon as the rhythm section for the Who, Steve has toured with Jon Lord and as part of Hague and White has released one album Eleventh hour provided the soundtrack for hit TV series Cold call and Madam Blanc. Steve also won a RTS award for his work on the Sky arts series the art of drumming.

Both Steve and Damon performed and recorded as the family Silver with the great Matt Deighton .

Tom Manning

Tom Manning is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, writer and engineer. Former owner of Monnow Valley Studios, Tom has worked with a hole host of artists including Iggy Azalea, Bullet For My Valentine, The Enemy, Feeder, Peter Buck and Future Of The Left.

Tom currently produces and writes with Damon for Various Artists Management, Liars and cheaters.