About Us

Marino Valle has for 30 years been singing old school Rhythm & Blues and Soul with bands such as Big Band Splash, Gugge Hedrenius Big Blues Band and The Soulmates. Marino Valle Band was formed in the spring of 2017.

Marino is accompanied by musicians who played with Peps Persson, Sven Zetterberg, Gumbo and many other projects within the Swedish music world. The band offers swinging uptempo songs and gorgeous soul music. The band members are Marino Valle vocals and harmonica, Mikael Fahleryd bass, Michael Edlund drums, PJ Altin piano and Henrik ”Pilen” Pilquist guitar.


Marino Valle Band

Marino Valle


Photo by Aigars Lapsa

Mikael Fahleryd


Photo by Carlos Carvalho

Henrik Pilquist


Photo by Christophe Losberger

Michael Edlund


Photo by Stefan Frylebäck

PJ Altin


Photo by Stefan Frylebäck


Marino Valle Band’s music and debut album


Dragon of Love

Marino Valle Band’s debut album, Dragon of Love was released in November 2021 on the Danish label Straight Shooter Records. The album contains 13 songs of which seven are originals written by Marino Valle.



Marino Valle Band are looking forward to coming to your town for a concert. Book us for your festival or special event. Send us a request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Blues, Soul and Rhythm & Blues

Original songs, swinging soul, rhythm & blues and ballads that will bring a tear to your eye. If so the songs are about broken hearts, trouble or the great love, they are performed with feeling, a genuine touch and dynamics. The music is rooted in American soul and Rhythm & Blues, but you may also hear some traditional rock and carribean influences. In 2018, the band won the Swedish Blues Challenge and had the great honor of representing Sweden in the European Blues Challenge 2019 which took place in the Azores.


Dragon of Love

The Dragon of Love debut album is available on all music platforms.

Order your copy at Straight Shooter Records.

About Marino Valle Band’s debut album

Frank Martinsen

Blues News NR. 123 – Februar 2022