Project Description

Q & A with Austin Valencia

When did you start?

I started playing guitar in the 6th grade, which is also when I wrote my first song.

What do you hope to achieve through the Kollaboration experience?

My goal is to give everyone, who is part of my Kollaboration experience, authentic, well rounded, and beautiful music. Also, I am excited to perform on stage with my big brother and one of my longest and best friends. We’ll put on a great show come July 8th!

On a day off, you can find me…

Days off, for me, are pretty rare. However, apart from music, I love spending time with my friends and family, vinyl record shopping, cooking, and staying physically active.

People would be surprised to learn that…

Initially, I went to school for biological sciences (pre-med) and during my Junior year of college I had a change of heart and wanted to pursue a career in music. I also practice Jiu-Jitsu.

My biggest inspirations are…

Brian Mateo (older bro), John Mayer, Daft Punk, Mark Foster (Foster the People), Max Martin (Songwriter for the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, N’Sync), Ryan Tedder (Songwriter and lead singer of One Republic), Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Nile Rodgers

If I could perform with anybody in the world, it would be…

Bruno Mars, Foster The People, Daft Punk.

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Get to know Austin…


Detroit, Michigan


I am Filipino.


Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Multi-instrumentalist, Producer.

Find me on

Instagram: austinvalenciamusic
For Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime Music, search: Austin Valencia

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