Robert Beckingham, known as Bobby Valentino, has a very good crooning voice and is a very famous violinist. He is an accomplished actor.
Bobby co-wrote the UK No.1 hit single "Young At Heart" which was a hit in 1984 and again in 1993. Hewrote andplayed the famous violin hook-line.
He has appeared on Top of the Pops 17 times since 1983.
His is the brother of the Annne Dudley, the Oscar winning flim score composer and arranger
Valentino has a new album on release called "Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake" on Handmade Music. Check it out on iTunes.
Bobby plays many musical instruments, but is mostly known for his violin playing which has been heard on many hit records and TV commercials.
He has worked with: Bob Dylan; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Big Country; Mark Knopfler; Nick Lowe;Sinéad O'Connor;Kirsty MacColl; Mike Oldfield; Shania Twain: Roger McGuinn and many, many more.
He has signed more than seven record contracts.
Bobby Valentino owns the UK, US and European Trademarks in his name.
Bobby's height is 6'3".
His debut album has sold over 800,000 copies.
Bobby started singing professionally at the age of 13.
Bobby's album "Special Occasion" will be released September 13th 2006.
His hit single "Slow Down" reached #8 on the U.S. Hot 100 and #1 on the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
He graduated in 2003 with Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bobby Valentino was in the R&B Group Mista, their hit song was "Blackberry Molasses".
Bobby Valentino's nicknames are Bobby V and Bobby V-tino.
Bobby: I wanted to call the album "Land Of Hope & Crosby" but that title has already been taken by Sid Griffin, so it had to be "Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake".