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jesse is an actor, musician, author, illustrator, screenwriter, and filmmaker.
GORKY is the name of jesse's former band. Ben holladay, the other founding member of gorky, died in january of 2023 from complications related to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a rare genetic disease.
"gorky" will remain the name of the record label, production company, fashion label, and overall brand.
jesse valencia will continue to record and perform music as a solo artist. his new band will be called "the gork"...representing both the evolution of gorky as well as canonizing a common phrase spoken amongst the band and their innermost circle of friends.
the gork, to us, represents the spirit of absolute freedom and creativity within a shared world and community where individuals can be themselves, love without limits, and fight the powers of darkness in this world. this is the world we want to create.
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