Valentina Monetta was born on March 1, 1975 in the Republic of San Marino. She is the second of two children, her father is from Calabria and her mother is San Marinese. Valentina spent her childhood in San Marino where she attended primary and secondary schools. She then graduated from the high school for arts “Giovanni da Rimini” in Rimini.
In her childhood she discovered the love for music, listening in a tireless way to various musical styles, creating and forming over time a specific taste. Although she has not dealt with an academic background, she had studied piano and singing by herself, reaching the same professional high quality.
Starting from 1995, she has been working with the best local musicians, becoming a versatile singer with a great talent for improvisation; her voice is both colourful and versatile, ranging from jazz to melodic Italian, from soul to r&b and pop.
Valentina‘s artistic versatility has allowed her to deal with varied work experience as a singer, actor and presenter, and she had even composed the music and written the lyrics to her first solo album, a celebratory work of personal and professional balance, releasing the CD “IL MIO GIOCO PREFERITO” recorded with the trio My Funky Valentine (Simone Migani on piano, Massimiliano Castri on drums, Alex Gorbi on bass).
In 1995 Valentina also started an adventure with her fi rst band “Tiberio”, and soon thereafter formed the “Parafunky”. She was also part of the group 2Black, who remix the famous “IN ALTO MARE” by Loredana Berte, as well as forming the female vocal.
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