Cris Valkyria and the Opponents
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Born and raised in Norway, but has lived and traveled the world most of her adult life. This, along with her educational background as a psychologist, her various hobbies like martial arts (2nd Dan, Taekwondo), horses, clothes design, arts & crafts, and passion for most hedonistic pleasures like food, music & arts, are all contributing factors tinting her musical compositions. Her music is ethereal and eclectic and her voice is mostly described as haunting. Bassist/Keyboardist/Vocalist Lou Paglione brings his musical expertise and experience in former bands where he opened up for such acts as The Hooters and Cinderella. A veritable musical talent, Lou's first gig was as a 6 year old playing the accordion on the Al Alberts Showcase television program. His musical passions and expertise adds tremendously valuable layers to Cris' music.
Guitarist Mark Harris is a sought after session player and working musician around the Tri-State area. A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass and keyboards, Mark has studied music most of his life, including formal training while attending college. In addition to being a guitar prodigy and solid musician, Mark also is co-owner of a local Delaware professional sound
Drummer Dave Marabella is a true "rock and roll" veteran drummer, having played with a premier list of original artists including Robert Hazard, as well as leading tribute acts. Dave's style is groove oriented, rock steady and audience pleasing, giving his all to every performance, which makes Dave a highly valuable asset and driving force to the band.
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