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2017
The Reminders (Music Inspired By the Novel)
2016
Whatever's Chasing You
2012
Bulldozzzer
2011
Aide Memoire
2010
Looking For a Feeling You Never Knew You Needed
2008
Little Daggers
2007
Songs, Vol. 1 - Woodstock
2006
Sunlight Searchparty
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Slow Down Kid
2003
Slow Down Kid
Val Emmich Feb 10, 2019
Thursday is VALentine’s Day & I’m giving away signed copies of both my novels, DEAR EVAN HANSEN: THE NOVEL and THE REMINDERS, as well as a handwritten, personalized Valentine’s Day card made out to you or someone of your choosing. Do these 3 things to enter: ❤️ Write me 2 lines of poetry below, completing this common refrain “Roses are red, Violets are blue...” (Rhyming not required.) ❤️ Follow me @valemmich on Instagram ❤️ Like this photo (Apologies, the card will likely arrive after V Day.) 5 Winners selected. No purchase necessary. Ends 2/12/19 at 11:59PM EST. 50 U.S./DC, Ages 14+ #dehthenovel #theremindersbook #books #bookstagram #bookworm #bookish #bookhoarder
Val Emmich Feb 09, 2019
Strep throat be damned. I’m performing tonight Sat 2/9 Fox and Crow at 10pm with Scott Garapolo David Bassiri John Hebert Paul Rosevear It’s free.
Val Emmich Jan 30, 2019
Four best-selling authors discuss the challenges and opportunities of translating their works into new formats. Get the inside story on thriller writer Harlan Coben’s new deal with Netflix. Hear from Val Emmich, singer-songwriter, actor, and author of the best-selling book Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, which is based on the Tony Award-winning musical. Hear the story behind the international phenomenon by A. J. Finn, The Woman in the Window, which will be released as a major movie next fall. Learn about Adriana Trigiani’s work as a television writer, producer, filmmaker, and author of a novel made into a feature film. Each guest will share insights on the literary life and what it takes to create a best seller.
Val Emmich Jan 29, 2019
Here's 2 of 2 unmixed outtakes from my album "Whatever's Chasing You." I feel like both songs belonged on the same album but not this one.
Val Emmich Jan 29, 2019
Here's 1 of 2 unmixed outtakes from my album "Whatever's Chasing You." The name of the album comes from a lyric in this song. I always loved the sound of this recording but ultimately thought it didn't fit on the album. I still believe in albums capturing an overall cohesive feeling.
Val Emmich Jan 29, 2019
Anyone interested in hearing two unmixed outtakes from my 2016 album "Whatever's Chasing You" that I just found on my computer?
Val Emmich Jan 03, 2019
Quite a few of you started following me after the book tour for Dear Evan Hansen. Since the novel is based on a musical and I happen to be a musician, it made sense for songwriters Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and I to perform songs together from the show on the road. I mostly played guitar in our traveling trio (we called ourselves Hansen), but every night I was lucky enough to get a chance to sing “If I Could Tell Her.” My rendition seemed to go over well with the crowd so I decided to record and release it. You can hear it now wherever you stream/download music. I’m no Ben Platt, but still, I hope you approve. Thank you to Benj and Justin for inviting me to give my own twist to the magical music you’ve written.
Val Emmich Dec 12, 2018
True. #LetsGo(SoWeCanGetBack)
Val Emmich Dec 08, 2018
backyard circular saw
Val Emmich Dec 03, 2018
Barnes & Noble
Val Emmich Nov 19, 2018
Surreal to think that halfway across the world in Italy there’s a book with my neighborhood on the cover. . Two years ago, around this time, I made a trailer for my debut novel, The Reminders, that was shot and edited by @davedoobinin and featured my daughter and me as actors. My Italian publisher chose to use a still from the trailer for the cover of their edition of the book. Someday my daughter might be impressed by this. Right now she gives zero shits. . If you missed the trailer, you can watch it now thru the link in my profile. . Book out now in Italy by @edizionipiemme
Val Emmich Nov 18, 2018
Late notice, but I'm performing a short acoustic set this afternoon THE SAINT in Asbury Park, NJ with many others to benefit Bob Colyard, a longtime regular of the venue who recently passed. https://t.co/9Z4X5wreoD
Val Emmich Nov 03, 2018
When you ask her what she’s working on & the answer almost breaks you.
Val Emmich Oct 30, 2018
Yes.
Val Emmich Oct 24, 2018
New EP available wherever you stream or download music. It’s the second installment of this Autobio series I started a few years ago. I’ve always written about my life in songs but this takes it to the extreme, mentioning real people from my past, describing events with limited poetic coloration, leaving the messy messy. The series also has me working in musical genres that I normally don’t fuck with. The cover photo is the way my night table looked fifteen or so years ago. For the kids, that contraption is called a Walkman. I’ll try to perform some of these songs tonight 10/24 on Facebook Live at 9pm EST.
Val Emmich Oct 22, 2018
Facebook Live | Weds Oct 24 | Playing songs | Talking “Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel” and “The Reminders” | Warding off general sadness | Tune in free | 9PM EST For those near NYC, I’ll be talking DEH novel, signing books & singing songs in person on Fri Oct 26 Little City Books in Hoboken, NJ at 7pm. #dehnovel #theremindersbook
Val Emmich Oct 18, 2018
Autobio, Pt 2 comes out tomorrow 10/19, but if you preorder I'll send you the album tonight! The EP will be free to stream everywhere tomorrow. But if you like extra stuff, for a $5 purchase, you get a high-resolution download with 6 bonus tracks (acoustic versions, demos, outtakes) and a digital booklet featuring lyrics, song trivia, and unreleased photos. http://valemmich.bandcamp.com/album/autobio-part-two
Val Emmich Oct 10, 2018
Missing these girls already. . . . Philadelphia is sold out tonight, but tomorrow’s event (Oct 11) in Cincinnati has space and is free. #dehnovel
Val Emmich Oct 09, 2018
Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel is out today! Also, this happened. Yes, eventually I do open my mouth. Maybe I shouldn't have, though. I said "service" the novel but I'm pretty sure I meant to say "serve" the novel. "Service" the novel makes it sound like I wanted to give the novel a hand job.
Val Emmich Oct 04, 2018
We got some pretty great people to help us out on the audiobook for Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel. Here's a sneak listen.
Val Emmich Sep 29, 2018
She’s smiling, but you mess with her—or any of her fellow ladies—she’ll end a dude.
Val Emmich Sep 28, 2018
I’m looking for a strong reaction when I read. Books that make me laugh. Books that make me cry. If a book can do both, it’s all over, confetti falls from the ceiling. I’ve won. I’ve stumbled onto something special. That was my goal for THE REMINDERS—to write a novel that blended comedy and tragedy. Not all of the books pictured here strike that balance, but each helped me find the right emotional timbre for my story. . There are two books that are equally meaningful to me that aren’t pictured here because the first was an eBook and the second a library loan. One is ‘A Single Man’ by Christopher Isherwood, which is lyrical and heartrending. Isherwood masterfully captures the zombie-like existence that is life after loss. The other is ‘This Is Where I Leave You’ by Jonathan Tropper. Tropper’s novel begins with the line: “Dad’s dead.” The first line in my book is: “Dad forgot me.” That was an accident. Or was it? Hanging with the Foxmans is like spending time with my own dysfunctional family—only here, after all the laughs, I get to walk away with no hard feelings. . THE REMINDERS out now in paperback.
Val Emmich Sep 25, 2018
The Reminders paperback is in stores today. Just saying.
Val Emmich Sep 23, 2018
My birds are landing! I've received visual proof that this one just touched down in Salt Lake City. Still time to order yours. Offer ends tomorrow Monday 9/24 at midnight (the end of Monday, not the start.) Giveaway details: Order The Reminders in paperback from your favorite retailer and I'll send you a handmade origami bird with a personal note on it. Makes for a great one-of-a-kind bookmark for your book. Email your receipt to info(at)valemmich(dot)com.
Val Emmich Sep 21, 2018
Hey guys, do any songs on Little Daggers have cuss words? I have to mark which songs are "Explicit" for Spotify and such and I can't remember?