Valentino - King Of The Music

"Valentino is the world's greatest keyboard entertainer" London Evening News


Jackie is currently writing his biography. Having rubbed shoulders with many of the greatest entertainers including the Beatles, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr, as well as performing to audiances around the world including some private shows from the White House to te deserts of Arabia, Jackie has a trove of interesting tales, some comic others unbelievable, of the jet set. This is not a tell all biography however, it is a collection of recollections of some amazing stories in an amazing life.

Jackie's story starts in an isloated peat-land cottage in the West of Irelnd where he showed interest in music at a very early age, becoming a child prodigy and winning numerous music contests, playing with the Irish Symphony Orchestra and then moving to London to seek fame and fortune. In London he performed at the Albert Hall, the West End as well as touring the country with his show.

His career high point came with an invitation to perform in Vegas, where he had sell out concerts only to find  one day as he ended a show that he couldn't see the keyboard or stage. This led to fourteen eye operations.

In England Jackie also managed to provoke the envy of some of his local parish council, who seemed to oppose having him in their midst, even though Jackie led a quiet personal life focused on practicing music and his other love, drawing. But that is also part of his incredible journey.

Today Jackie enjoys a quieter though nevertheless hectic life, traveling, though he still finds time to practice and occasionally compose and once in a while perform.


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