So-Cal Teen Prodigies The Valli Girls Launch Pop-Rock Campaign

Valli Girls Appear on Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Soundtrack

Along With Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte and More

Apr 14, 2005, 01:00 ET from Columbia Records

    SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Valli Girls have
 revolution on their minds and their major-label debut, VALLI NATION, on
 Columbia Records/Stonehall Entertainment is the band's pop-rock manifesto.
 "All we need is to believe/So get out of the way/Because we're taking over,"
 lead singer Raquel Houghton declares on the title song, which also appears on
 the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards soundtrack (out now) along side such pop
 superstars as Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, plus
 much more.
     Forged under the same eternal San Fernando Valley sunshine that gave us
 the Go-Go's and the Bangles, these five teens are determined to shatter any
 preconceived notions about female pop stars. "All American Girls" captures the
 band's combination of seditious attitude and infectious melody: "We don't look
 like Britney/And we don't lip sync on MTV."
     Transcending their diverse cultural backgrounds and personalities, having
 already appeared in Billboard, Cosmo Girl! and US Weekly, The Valli Girls
 ( have formed an unbreakable sonic sisterhood, which
 is on display on the band's featured appearance on an episode of MTV's "Power
 Girls." Costa Rican native Houghton is the band's powerhouse vocalist.
 Guitarist Danielle Haim -- who is endorsed by Gibson guitars -- was schooled
 on Zeppelin, Hendrix, Clapton and "all three Kings--Albert, Freddie and of
 course, B.B." Danielle's sister, Este -- the most outgoing and boy crazy
 member of the band -- brings the slappin', in-your-face bass to the party. The
 classically-trained, Japanese-American, Ally Maki works her magic on the
 keyboard. Although she is the youngest member of the band, Lil' Nix plays
 seven instruments and brings slamming drum beats with a hip-hop attitude.
     Highlights from VALLI NATION include the pop-rocking "Never Say Never,"
 the hard-edged "Perfect Girl," which is featured with a video of the Valli
 Girls on the "Trollz" DVD release in stores this fall, the female empowerment
 anthem "Keys to the Hummer," plus the radio-ready track "Don't Gotta," which
 is available exclusively online.
     "What makes us different is we sing about real situations, real things
 that go on in our lives.  With five girls, that's five times the drama," says
 Houghton. "We're just ourselves," adds Este.  "What you see is what you get."
     Look for The Valli Girls on their upcoming "World Domination Tour" and
 summer debut release.

SOURCE Columbia Records