Val Garay

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Val Garay (born May 9, 1942 in San Francisco, California)[1] is a record producer and engineer who has worked with Kim Carnes, The Motels, Mr. Big, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burdon, Dolly Parton, Pablo Cruise, James Taylor, Queensrÿche, Neil Diamond, Dramarama, EZO, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Sarah Brightman, Nicolette Larson, Kenny Rogers, Santana, Reel Big Fish, Joan Armatrading, Katrina, plus many others.

In 1982 he shared a Grammy Award for Record of the Year with Kim Carnes, for the record "Bette Davis Eyes".[2] He has received numerous entertainment industry awards and additional Grammy nominations including Best Engineered Recording for his work on the James Taylor album JT and Linda Ronstadt's Simple Dreams, a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year for Kim Carnes' Mistaken Identity, a Grammy nomination for Producer of the Year,[3] an Emmy nomination for Best Engineered Recording of a TV Special for Neil Diamond's I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight, as well as dozens of gold and platinum records.

In November 2010, he partnered with attorney George Woolverton[4] to form a new label company, Red Red Records,[5] and is currently working with up-and-coming new artists, as well as producing/engineering scores for motion picture and television projects.

Personal life[edit]

Garay is married to Nicole Dunn, CEO of Dunn Pellier Media, a Los Angeles-based public relations firm for celebrity health and wellness talent.[6]


  1. ^ Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans - Page 247. 
  2. ^ Grein, Paul (6 March 1982). Quincy Jones takes top honors at Grammy Awards. Billboard. pp. 1, 74. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards 1982". Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Red Red Records Sign Worldwide Licensing Agreement for Pop Sensation Katrina's New Single "So Eden" from Her Debut Album "In The Blink Of An Eye"". Yahoo! Finance. 12 March 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Val Garay, John Kosh Launch Red Red Records". 10 November 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
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