Renascent (r-nsnt, -nsnt) adj. Coming again into being; showing renewed growth or vigor.
The word sums up the essence of the Cleveland Rock band, Rosella. A product of five individual musical experiences that include country, hip hop and metal, and spans over ten years, Rosella’s music is the audible testament of the bands singular vision original and honest rock. Approaching song writing as an artistic opportunity to convey everyday life and emotion, the bands songs are universally personal and raw. It’s not important to be fast and loud, but rather to become tangible to our audience, says lead singer, Ben Marthey.
The result is music driven by the rhythm guitar and complimented by crafted effects and bass chords. The hard-hitting drums enhance the energy while poetic lyrics baring a seductive quality welcome the listener in until they find themselves effortlessly singing along. Live, Rosella maintains the integrity of their recordings by adding the back up vocals of rhythm guitarist, Chris Dudas. It’s critical that our fans come and get what they hear on the CD, says Sean Barbarotta, bassist. It is this commitment, as well as their commanding stage presence, that is drawing fans from myspace.com to venues, and aiding the band in filling their schedule.
Debut Release "Seasons" December 2006:
Written and recorded by the band themselves at drummer Chris Urminski’s Subtracked Studios. The band started production on the album after being together for only a few months. For the band, recording this album was the best way for them to get to know each other not only personally but musically. It captures a very delicate time in any band’s career, the beginning or “the growing season” from that sprung the idea for the title of their debut album “Seasons.” The album shows the natural progression of the band’s ever developing sound which is just one of the many ingredients that make this album very unique.
Ben Marthey – Vocals
Ian Leffel – Guitar
Chris Dudas – Guitar
Sean Barbarotta – Bass
Chris Urminski – Drums
Released Debut album “Seasons” in December 2006.
Debut album “Seasons” written, recorded and produced by Rosella at Subtracked Studios.
In rotation on 88.7 WJCU’s The Undiscovered.
In rotation on 92.3 K-ROCK Inner Sanctum.
Featured artist in Pressure Magazine December 2006 Issue.
Interviewed by the Buckeye Expo November 2006 Issue.
Voted one of the Top 5 bands in Cleveland on the MTV2 polls.