July 21, 2010. Well, we could say that this was the day that NEW ROCK CITY was born when two complete strangers, musicians Rossano & Kick, shared a taxi cab back to NYC after attending a packed John Mayer concert at Jones Beach.
Rossano was visiting NYC for the summer, after being hired by Rolling Stone magazine (Spain) to write a blog about her experiences there. Her original plan was to explore, experience and document NYC life and music, only to return home at summer's end to continue with her solo music career and record her second album. But everything would change just before leaving the city, in the moment when she and Kick, shared a taxi cab.
Kick had been living in NYC for some years, playing with different bands and composing songs for a solo album that was in the works. They didn't expect this-- two foreigners and musicians with similar backgrounds, colliding. They spent the entire ride to Manhattan talking about music, life and personal desires. The chemistry between them was immediate and they decided to meet again to compose some songs together, which would keep them busy during the following months. They liked this creative process so much, that they decided to establish this new project definitively in NY, which was the catalyst for Rossano's move to the City.
This musical union became known as "The Red Roses" and their first performance was in the summer of 2011, at the historical Greenwich Village music venue, The Bitter End. Their sensual style and powerful songs captured the audience's attention and the venue immediately booked them for a follow up gig.
After that, they decided to take this new project to the next level by recording some songs for a demo at Soundtrack NY. Step by step, they composed more songs for a first album, tunes which were eventually recorded and produced by the duo at the Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT in September 2012. The record was then mixed at Soundtrack NY, by engineer Paul Frye and assistant engineer Roni Pilischer. With final mastering executed by Michael Fossemkemper at Turtle Tone Studios NYC.
New Rock City will release their self-entitled album "New Rock City" in 2014. But this is just the beginning chapter of the story...Welcome, thanks for listening and stay tuned.
ROCK, LOVE and FREEDOM...