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Valerie Sciarra: Bio

Valerie Sciarra was an influential member of the indie label group 223 Park, formerly known as OTC. 2001 saw the debut of their CD Picture of You, on Photon Records.  They toured much of the tri-state area and shared stages with Cher and Cyndi Lauper.  

As a musical director of theater and a composer/lyricist in NYC, Valerie turned her energies to recording her own CD, Moon Over Jordan, produced in 2010 by Arty Skye of SkyeLab Studios in NYC.  The original work was entitled Things I Learned from My Dog, as she spent countless hours walking her Irish Terrier around NYC and writing the lyrics for many of these songs.  

Inspired by the birth of her first son, Valerie finished this CD in less than a year and has quickly gained critical acclaim in the world of independent female singer-songwriters.  Her lyrics are inspiring tales about modern life. From the soul lifting quintessential moments to the heart stinging disappointments, Valerie weaves her unique perspective into each song that she pens.  Her compositions have been influenced by some of the great contemporary musical storytellers such as Bruce Springsteen, Melissa Etheridge, and Billy Joel, while her own sound has been compared to those of Dar Williams and Sheryl Crow.