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Valerie Simpson is half of the legendary songwriting/performing/duo known as Ashford and Simpson. Their award wining collaborations began over 4 decades ago and she along her late husband Nick Ashford have penned classic hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need to Get By”, “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “Solid,” “Your Precious Love,” “Let’s Go Get Stoned” and momre.
Ms. Simpson serves on the board of the ASCAP Foundation where an award has been established to aid struggling songwriters called the Reach Out and Touch Award which honors Nick Ashford. Valerie owns and runs a popular New York City Westside Music Club and Restaurant called “The Sugar Bar” where young writers, singers and musicians have a platform to perform. Valerie recently completed a 24 City Tour with Dave Koz, her music is in constant demand, and four Ashford & SImpson songs are now featured in the Hit Broadway Musical “Motown-The Musical’ which is touring the country.