The Vals of Belfast, Ireland named Artist of the Month for October

The team at International Beatles Freak Day ( have named the musical group, The Vals, as the October Artist of the Month on their Beatles fan site.

Online PR News – 12-October-2009 – – is proud to announce their latest choice for Artist of the Month – The Vals from Belfast, Ireland. Members of the band include: Paul Doherty, Owen Duffy, Marty Malone, Ronnie Cartwright and Matt Rice. Their ability to put a Beatlesque sound into original and unique pop tunes is what won them this honor.

“I knew this band was something special when I visited to their website and heard only a few seconds of their song ‘Yesterday Today’ ”, says the owner of about The Vals debut single. “The song is hypnotic! I immediately knew I wanted them as our Artist of the Month.”

‘Yesterday Today' is a song that doesn't shy away from the bands Beatlesque influences. The song was written by Paul Doherty and recorded in a former band-mate’s bedroom.

On October 20, 2009, the band will release their debut album 'Sticks & Stones' for worldwide release on the Electrique Mud label and will be followed by an extensive European tour. The album was recorded in Black Sheep Studios in Dusseldorf, Germany and is available for pre-order at

In August 2008, Paul Doherty of the Vals received a letter from Yoko Ono expressing her admiration for festival he organized in Belfast called Valfest - A festival of Music, Peace and Love. Yoko wrote: Hi, Paul Docherty! Now that you are doing the Peace and Love Festival you are connected to all of us of family of Peace of the world. Good for you. Lots of love, yoko .

For more information about The Vals, go to: Or hear the I-BFD Artist of the Month featured on Beatles-A-Rama web radio ( every Tuesday at Noon (ET).
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