Peter Vale is an English musician who has provided songs for many UK and international artists, including recordings on albums by The Eagles and Ray Charles. For over twenty years, Vale has been one half of a writing partnership with Mick Leeson, one of the most successful teams of pop/soul writers in the UK. They produced ‘I’ll Be There’ for Ray Charles, the High Priest of Soul, on his ‘My World’ album in 1993. In the same year, Vale wrote the Eagles track, ‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’, with Jim Capaldi and Paul Carrack, and it appeared on the multi-platinum reunion album ‘Hell Freezes Over’ in 1994.
Other notable hit songs and productions which Vale was involved with include releases by Paul Young, The Commodores, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton and Mica Paris. However, Peter and Mick are probably best known for writing breakthrough songs for several artists, including the world-wide number one hit, ‘Would I Lie To You’, recorded originally by Charles and Eddie. The song has also more recently been given a new lease of life by the big success of David Guetta’s excellent dance version. They also provided UK soul artist Lemar with his biggest hit, ‘If There’s Any Justice’, which topped the charts in 2004.
Peter Vale’s American smash, ‘Take Me Home Tonight’, has recently received a ‘High Achievement Award’ in 2020 from Broadcast Music Incorporated, for exceptional US airplay. The song was originally recorded by Eddie Money in the 80’s and the number of performances on the song to date is eight million.