John Valerio

Acoustic Solo Artist Covering A Range Of Your Favorites + Originals


      Born an only child to John and Tina  Valerio in Phoenixville, PA, John had a  normal upbringing.  Catholic elementary  school turned to public high school, but  not before John was exposed to the world  of golf.  John was a naturally talented  golfer, thanks to his father.  

     Playing on the Phoenixville Phantom  golf team and being very successful, John  took the next logical step and headed to  Coastal Carolina University to pursue a  professional golf career.  Low and behold,  walking in to a pawn shop would change  him from the cart path to the music track.  $150 invested in a guitar, and no money  spent on lessons, John began teaching  himself to play.  Every free chance he had,  John was in his dorm room learning his new craft.  His poor roommate!  Friends offered a few pointers, and cordial jam sessions turned into the occasional open mic, which eventually snowballed to low paying gigs.  John's passion evolved quickly from golf to music.  Tragedy struck in the fall of 2005, when John's father passed away at the age of 45, losing his battle with cancer.  The constant, strong, and most influential person in John's life was no longer there.  the father and son bond that they so strongly shared was gone, forever.  Golf didn't have the same meaning to John anymore. 

     Life in the golf business slowly became second hand to John's music career.  the personal gratification he received from performing was incomparable to anything else he had ever experienced.  To pursue anything else never again crossed his mind.  In the summer of 2006 John graduated and headed home in hopes that his music career would flourish.  Shortly after his return he was able to secure enough work as a musician to focus solely on following his passion for playing, performing, and recording his first EP, Here Right Now.  

  • Venues Performed  

  • Appetites On Main Exton, PA
  • Bacco Italian Restaurant North Wales, PA
  • Bala Golf Club Philadelphia, PA
  • Basta Pasta Skippack, PA
  • Baxter's Malvern, PA
  • Bistro On Bridge Phoenixville, PA
  • Bourbon Blue Philadelphia, PA
  • Brickside Grille Exton, PA
  • Cedar Hollow Inn Malvern, PA
  • Chadwick's Audubon, PA
  • Chaplin's Music Cafe Spring City, PA
  • Chester Valley Golf Club Malvern, PA
  • Coyle's Rox Box Philadelphia, PA
  • Craft Ale House Limerick, PA
  • D'Ignazio's Towne House Media, PA
  • Dogwood Fair Phoenixville, PA
  • Fado Irish Pub Philadelphia, PA
  • Flat Rock Saloon Philadelphia, PA
  • Flip & Bailey's Rosemont, PA
  • Franklin Commons Phoenixville, PA
  • French Quarter Bistro Royersford, PA
  • Guppy's Good Times Conshohocken, PA
  • Haverford Music Festival Haverford, PA
  • Horsham Pub Ambler, PA
  • Klinger's On Carsonia Reading, PA
  • Ladder 15 Philadelphia, PA
  • Lucky Lab Tavern Royersford, PA
  • Lycoming College Williamsport, PA
  • M Bar Conshohocken, PA
  • McKenzie Brew House Berwyn, PA
  • McKenzie Brew House Chadds Ford, PA
  • McKenzie Brew House Glen Mills, PA
  • Milkboy Coffee Ardmore, PA
  • Molly Maguire's Lansdale, PA
  • Molly Maguire's Phoenixville, PA
  • Parc Bistro Skippack, PA 
  • Pepperoncini Sotto Phoenixville, PA
  • Petrucci's Ice Cream Phoenixville, PA
  •  Phoenixville Area High School Phoenixville, PA 
  • PJ Ryan's Pub Phoenixville, PA
  • Redhound Grille Paoli, PA
  • Riverstone Cafe Exton, PA
  • Rock Bottom King Of Prussia, PA
  • Ron's Original Bar & Grille Exton, PA
  • Saint Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA
  • Screwballs King Of Prussia, PA
  • Serrano & Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
  • Sly Fox Royersford, PA
  • Smith & Wollensky Philadelphia, PA
  • Solaris Grille Center Square, PA
  • Stadium North Hatfield, PA
  • The Colonial Theatre Phoenixville, PA
  • The Epicurean Phoenixville, PA 
  • The Fenix Bar Phoenixville, PA
  • The Fire Philadelphia, PA
  •  The Great American Pub Conshohocken, PA
  • The Great American Pub Wayne, PA
  • The Grog Grill Bryn Mawr, PA
  • The M-Room Philadelphia, PA 
  • The Pub @ Wegman's Collegeville, PA
  • The Pub @ Wegman's Downingtown, PA
  •  The Pub @ Wegman's King Of Prussia, PA  
  • The Pub @ Wegman's Malvern, PA 
  • Trappe Tavern Trappe, PA
  •  Valley Forge Christian College Phoenixville, PA 
  • Village Tavern North Wales, PA
  • Weso's Bar & Restaurant Exton, PA
  • Whitford Country Club Exton, PA




John Valerio Covering "Faithfully" By Journey.mp3

John Valerio-"Take It Slow".mp3

John Valerio-"Where I Stand".mp3