"Wrong Place was awesome....", "...I find the whole movie has a "Ghost Dog" feel to it...", "...it is taking the piss outta racism...", "... I enjoyed it...", "I see a lot of misconception about Blacks in the movie.Nonetheless those misconceptions exists in real life..."
WRONG PLACE (short film focus group)
"...The range and depth of the stories, characters and ideas on display here is simply richer than anything Hollywood in it's current system could ever hope to achieve... I understand it may go into the Guinness World Book of Records..."
review of 50 Kisses
“It's hard to say what to take for a demo, it's good from beginning to end!”
(ref: La Visite, short film)
“My partners and I were watching your reel last night. We were dying with laughter!”
“...that movie is freakin' awesome. Seriously. Congratulations. You did a tremendous job. It's very well made, very professional. I'm proud.”
(comment on La Visite, short film)
(Shadows Short Film)
“That is one cute, original, and inventive video.”
(Reference to MY WORLD)
“This is amazing! The sound design works perfectly. I'm so glad you were able to use some of the audio bed I sent over too. The dialogue is balanced and clear and your mix is great. I appreciate the subtitles!! Great working with you.”
Elmaudio (short film LA VISITE)
“Great presentation and it's well synchronized with the images and vocals!
Keep up the good work! (My World, short film)”
“Yo Rock I'm over here jammin to the track now. Love it!”
Hip Hop Artist
“I really like this script! ...I'd be very interested and ready in potentially producing your future/ current works!”
“Congratulations! SHADOWS has been chosen as an official selection to the 2013 SoCal Film Festival (9th Annual)!”
SoCal Film Festival
2."My World" is absolutely beautiful!!...
3.Congratulations.This is a nice family movie...Great narration, great soundtrack the movie is a family gem...
4... I like it very much!”
Focus Group For My World Pre Release
“We’re thrilled with how the shows have turned out, and are very excited about our Season 2 premiere on Wednesday, August 28 at 9 pm. Yes, and you’re episode 1! That’s huge!”
“...if you did make it two mins, that will inevitably work in your favour. Well done, not everyone was as ruthless as you and it works to your favour immensely.”
London Screenwriters' Festival
“LOVE what you're doing. I'm a FAN all The Way...Much Support!!”
Singer, Songwriter, Drummer
“Thanks for taking these (pictures) Rocko! Great shots!”
“...I just cannot believe how beautiful the shots you took of me are .... You are a gifted man xxxx...”
“Thank you for all the vids and photos from the show, you did an amazing job!”
“I’ve been able to make a direct intellectual and emotional link with some of your songs,...you are an individual who inspires with your creativity...a personality that not only entertains but lends that certain caring influence...a socially aware talent with something important to say in a most sensitive and poignant fashion.”
Cinematographer / Director
“Perceptive, well-crafted songwriting supported by superior performance and production. Nice Tracks.”
“Thank you for sending (the photos)! These look great! Have a great season and thanks again!
Event and Entertainment Host | Emcee | Announcer
“Thanks for the audio for the music video. Naughty ... but nice!!! Nice voice.
I'll be using it....(...)Great music. Bless.
“Thanks for taking such great pics of our festival! I'll post them to our website. I'll also forward to the bands ...”
Executive Director & Producer Convergence Festival
“Rad photos. Thanks, Rocko!”
The Glowing Stars
"I really enjoyed the (video) camera work and how you captured the vibe and life of the scene there.
...Your pictures make it seem so much more glamorous than it feels behind the kit. It's quite interesting to catch a glimpse of what other people might see! Thanks again!
“You wrote one of the best songs that I have ever heard (Justice For James) and I am glad that you invited me to be a part of it. Honestly, I mean that! Respect!”
“Beautiful song and beautifully done! Chapeau à vous deux!!! (Montreal Frame Of Mind)”
"Montreal frame of mind is a wonderful and beautiful song! Sweeeeeeeeet!
“We would be honored to air your amazing music here on our new radio station.”
“...a great artist who has ...lot of great talent and idea in music ...love your compositions, i enjoy it so much.
“I Love your music especially your song 'Inside my mind'”
consultant for YouBloom
“Congratulations! ...Your music was tagged as having great production quality by our music listening team - and that makes you a perfect fit to be placed...fewer than 30% of submissions are considered to be placed into rotation.”
“Compliments for your music, If I could and Holiday Blues, among others, are beautiful...”
— DJ Cyril
"You really did a nice job already, and I loved the raps. You took this real serious thanks a lot."
Organizer for Global Xmas Song
"#4 (Inside My Mind) is a radio hit..."
— Eugene Rea, engineer
“A good song structure generally has both repetition and surprise...you nailed it....all the elements in the mix sound clear, and they coalesce into a cohesive sound that suits the composition...Nice work.”
Tracks from The Pale Blue Sky Sessions CD
“Unique lyrical concept - something a mass audience will be able to understand. Good melodic changes throughout.”
“We thought all the elements sounded tight on this recording. Everything was locked in there....melody is an essential musical quality. Yours jumped out at us. Good melodies don't come easy; you should be proud.”
Tracks from ROCKO T. BELLO CD (Daybreak / Don't Let It Slip Away)
"...when you achieve 1, just 1 quarter of what Rocko (Paolo I.) has achieved, come back and see me."
— Peter Stocola, engineer + producer
"If this song doesn't get played in every maternity ward... somethings wrong... you could do a wicked country twist with this...I love that fact that its song by a man. (I know he's the dad but still most songs like this are song by women...)
"Hi!!I had to tell you that your music is really good. BTW I'm from Artyom, Russia and recently I have been selected to be our college radio station (over 5000 listeners daily) music director... I'd love to give you some spins."
— Mikhail, Deejay
“We thought your track had rousing energy that moved us as listeners...you can hang with the best jams we hear as far as the choruses are concerned...Your hooks grabbed us. Excellent work”
Track: I Don't Want To Live This Way
"...things are happening because amazing people like you take the time to support, give advice and make a difference when it counts, so thanks again for everything..."
— Sharon Brooks, singer
“... you have made this song a winner through knowing how to arrange a song...”
— Four Miles
“You've got that 50's sound by the tail... .The haunting tone of the guitar reminds me of the Clint Eastwood/Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns. It has that old-fashioned slow dance mood and arrangement...”
— David Den Hartigh
“Nice intro....This song has all of the parts to make it a hit in the indie radio market.....Theres's a lot of bass...my phones are vibrating off of my head. Other than the bass everything sounds good on the production side. a little on the depeche mode side.”
“Woa! Love this!!! you have like Peter Gabriel chords in the 2nd verse and such a depeche mode sound. tight production, Great tune. Totally jumps right out at you. Excellent hook. The whole chorus is a hook. Nicely done my friends. I would buy this one for sure.”
“BTW, I never did tell you how I was really liking your CD. Best $15 I ever spent”
"You sound like the next generation Tom Jones. Its a very relaxing and engaging song. I love the way you guys use the beats and guitar. It's simple, very smooth and precise (...) the coolest chill out track ever heard. (...) This song is a smash hit. Great guitars, great song, and GREAT JOB GUYS!