Valerie aims to Motivate and Inspire all she comes in contact with. She over came many hardships in life to get where she is at, and wants to pass along that kindred spirit to everyone she meets. She is available to speak for classes, or host drum clinics. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado in Innovation of Business and Creative Communication as well as her Master's Degree from Colorado Christian University in Organizational Leadership. Valerie aims to inspire, coach, and spread positive energy to all she encounters. Stayed tuned for her up and coming book.
Valerie is heavily involved with donations and many different organizations which support our Military, Fire, Police, and EMS. Currently she has partnered her company with Mt. Carmel Veteran's Center and Donates her time and Album Sales to this cause.
In addition she organized a benefit concert for a Colorado Springs Police Officer who was injured in the line of duty. She and her fellow musicians raised several thousands of dollars to help out the officer and his family.
Valerie Carricato is an American drummer best known as a member and tour manager of the Band Fire Line. Valerie has been on various other albums over her 17 year music career as a both a live and session drummer. She plays all styles from jazz, to hard rock and everything in between. Valerie has appeared on the New York based Radio Show "Around the Kit," as a guest host. In 2016, Valerie participated in the Guitar Center Drum Off and went onto the quarter finals for Colorado. In 2018 she was nominated for Musician of the Year at the Rocky Mountain Country Music awards. She is currently touring with Texas Award winner Mark Powell all over the United States. She is currently endorsing 7drums, Humes and Berg custom cases, London Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, the Sweet Spots, RocnSoc Thrones, Native Percussion , Westone Audio, and Sledgepad Innovations. When not on the road or in a studio, Valerie enjoys teaching drums and percussion at her home studio. She also prides herself in philanthropy and hosts many charitable events for military and first responders in her surrounding communities. In her down time she can be found enjoying time with her family, and her dogs in the beautiful Colorado Rockies.