I'm Val Rogers. I'm an intuitive creative entertainer that loves to perform. Being a great singer is normal- being a great entertainer is rare. Knowing your audience, crowd, musicians and surroundings is key to creating a positive memorable experience for all.
From Soloist to Jazzy trio to the sounds of Mo-town, Swing, Broadway, Country and Pop the repertoire I perform can please the most discerning audience members. Have a song or style you're needing? Let me know. I've created specific shows and tunes around clients needs (1920's, T.V. Show Themes for example)
Below is a quick sampling of one of my specialty cabaret shows: "Drinks on Me"
Val Rogers is an accomplished vocalist, writer, arranger, entertainer and conceptual artist. She has solely produced multiple cabaret shows at the charming Chestnut Street Playhouse in Norwich, CT.
Her originality and unique talents stem from touring Europe and the Mediterranean with the USO and DOD. She continues her veterans work by performing with -and for -many Veteran focused events.
She co-owns the acclaimed 12-piece “Red Satin Band” and is the primary vocalist with area Big Bands. She studied vocal performance at the University of Connecticut and earned a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Master of Public Administration degree at UConn.
With thousands of performances under her belt, she has gained reviews such as:
“she’s a complete performer”
“Val is absolutely the best”,
and “Great style, presence, audience appeal – and amazing voice!”.
She lives in Willington, CT with her “high-school” sweetheart-husband, Scot. She has two sons, two rescue dogs, two rescue donkeys plus, countless weeds in her lovely gardens.
In addition to performing with bands ranging from 3-pieces to 18-pieces, Val is able to produce a special experience for any audience. From soloist to a Jazzy trio - to the sounds of the Big Band era, Val can capture and create an experience unique to your event.
Val is available for Emceeing events such as fashion shows, corporate dinner events, private functions and simply being the "voice" that a party needs.
She frequents Connecticut's Assisted Living Centers, Senior Centers, Veterans groups and and Health Care Facilities with her pianist and trio musicians.
Specialty Shows-The Highlights
All Shows can be reproduced at a venue of your choice: I've re-created these shows to fit venue, timeframe and client needs.
Want something different and unique for your Holiday corporate party? Let's talk!
"What's Going On?" is inspired by Marvin Gayes classic song. Coming out of the pandemic to be around each other again "feels" good.
This show will include Audience favorites :
the Carpenters "Close to You", "Stand By Me",
"The Nearness of You", "The Summer Knows", "Come Fly with Me", "I've Got You Under My Skin", as well as Whitney Houston, Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt.
"Beyond The Sea" takes dock at the ports of jazz, swing and pop with a special military trubute. This show goes "Beyond the sea" and was inspired by Val's overseas touring with the USO and Department of Defense. Dancable tunes include Bobby Darin's "Beyond the Sea"; "Old Cape Cod"; "The Summer Wind", Jimmy Buffets "A Pirate Looks at 40", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; WWII medley - "For All We Know", "PS I Love You", "I'll Be Seeing You".
"The Days of Wine & Roses" shares wit the audience the Romance of the Great American Song book and 70's & 80's pop. Song highlights are: "The Rose", "I'm in the Mood for Love", Nora Jones' "I Don't Know Why I Didn't Come", Van Morrison "Moondance", Carol Kings "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" & Tina Turner "Proud Mary"
"Drinks on Me" brings the audience on the true cabaret experience in an initmate setting. Performing music that has inspired her career from Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind" to Broadway "I Dreamed a Dream" to Sinatra's classic "One More For the Road" to Bette Midler's version of "When a Man Loves a Woman"
"America & Partiotic Favorites" perfect for recognizing military and appreciating the land we live in.
American favorites include a trip around our country with; "Georgia on My Mind", "Route 66" "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "Theme from New York New York" Beach Boys "Surf'n USA"
Patriotic tunes inlcude "God Bless the USA", "America the Beautiful", "Born Free" Billy Ray Cirus, "Some Gave All", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "God Bless America", "She's A Grand 'ol Flag"
I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.
Call or Text: 860-881-5612