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In The Red / Bio

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With the acceptance of modern rock and metal into the mainstream music industry, In The Red started to make the heaviest yet radio friendly songs that would be surefire hits. After spending countless hours writing the music, numerous trips to the studio for demos, and trying out various musicians, they finally crafted their art into what you see today.
A.J. Pelletier has been singing his entire life; it runs in his family. His father being the lead singer in the church choir and his sister was also blessed with a beautiful voice. A.J. and his sister sang for the youth choir at church every week when he was a teenager, but he was always into heavier music. His influences are Alice in Chains, Staind, Stone Sour, Slipknot, Disturbed and Korn. A.J. was in a few bands but they never really got where he wanted. So to fulfill his music needs he started going to karaoke nights every week and just keep singing. Constantly getting compliments about his voice and people saying he should go on American Idol, A.J. just kept true to himself and his music. After replying to an add from Pete Rizzo of "In the Red" about an audition for the lead singer, A.J. went to the audition and got the position for the band the first night! A.J. is very passionate about music and loves to play in front of a crowd. He wants to do what his influences have done for him: write music that connects with someone. Music that can help them out with their problems, or even just to get them through the day.
Whether Marc Charette is playing in a cover band at one of the best venues, opening for a national act, playing a large festival, or touring the Northeast with an independent recording artist, Marc has always felt at home whenever on the stage

Early on, Marc was bitten by the music bug. His family exposed him to music at a very early age, especially his brother, Brian. Brian was always playing music, whether it be the guitar, piano or keyboard. At the age of eight, Marc began playing drums. He began taking lessons in elementary school and then joined the marching band once he was in middle school. It didn't stop there. He continued playing well on into high school. The drums became an integral part of him. It was as if the drums sticks and Marc had become one.

Marc also had the opportunity to study the Gary Chester method and funk music for many years. In addition to Chris Lyons, Marc draws many of my influences from 1980's rock, progressive metal, jazz and pop. Marc's individual influences also include many artists, including Steve Smith (Journey and Vital Information), Sting (and all of his drummers), Morgan Rose (Sevendust), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Stewart Copeland, Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Keith Carlock (Steely Dan and various others) and Vinnie Colaiuta.

While 2010-2011 was a success, the New Year has been showing even more promise. Marc recently received his first endorsement with Soultone Cymbals as well as Silverfoxx percusion/Indie music in early 2012. 2012 saw Marc play shows with Candlebox, Crossfade, and Hoobastank.

Marc joined the band "In the red" in the late summer of 2012 and has become a great addition to the line up. Bringing his years of experience to the table "In the Red" has become more brutal and are ready to kick some ass
Pete Rizzo has been playing guitar for many years. Pete has been all over the world playing in original and cover bands. Music is where his heart is music .makes him happy, it’s what he does. Pete loves writing and playing original material and seeing people enjoy it. Kids grow up saying “all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth”… Pete grew up saying “all I want for Christmas is a brand new Les Paul”… and he got it! At this time, Pete uses Line 6 Bogner heads, Mesa Boogie Rectifier cabinets and Gibson and Fender guitars. Pete’s wishes are to play music and make a living doing it. Rock on!
Chris Elliott has been making music his entire life, that’s how his brain is wired. He is a classically trained musician with proficiencies in bass, double bass, guitar, sax, horns, piano and vocals. Being confined by the music theory, Chris broke out and started his first band in high school. Later, the influences of Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth and melodic death metal bands molded his skills into a metal mastermind. Chris uses pro bass gear including Carvin amplification and Ibanez guitars. Chris’s intent is to reach all fans with his music. In The Red is his latest effort for the fans that wanna tear sh!t apart and love the metal scene!

General Info

Band Members
Pete Rizzo, Chris Elliott, AJ Pelletier, Marc Charette
Artist Name
In The Red
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Hartford, CT

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