Sounds Like: The Beatles, Fountains Of Wayne, The Zombies, Jellyfish, XTC
Bio: Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter based in Northampton, Massachusetts and Warren, Rhode Island.
Though he has many influences, Paul's style is most heavily coloured by the British Invasion of the 1960's and singer-songwriters of the 1970's.
After having taught himself to play ...See Full Bio
Paul Rocha has a show on 09/13/2014 at 11:00 AM @ 75orLess Fusion Fest in Warren, RI http://www.reverbnation.com/q/52pjnb #concert
“Rocha starts Crayons with a Beatlesque gem in “Sevens into Nines” sure to warm the heart of power pop fans. British styled hooks are all over this album, with a psychedelic touch “Peaches and Lemon Line” uses sitar & acoustic strums making it sound like a Gripweeds tune. It stays fairly trippy until the title track, which is full of strings & sweet chord shifts in a pastoral XTC style. The awesome guitar bombast of “Sunshine Sue” is closer to Matthew Sweet with its Revolver styled bass line. Then we get to “Fairies in a Yorkshire Glen” with demented sped-up laughter & its repeating melody. Similarly “Amelia Earhart” starts with a 12 string strum, & sardonic lyrics. One of the best songs here is “Tomorrow Soon” with its ascending bridge and looping chorus. The sorrow (?) of losing the names of Adolph, O.J. or Lee Harvey is beautifully described in “Baby Adolph.” A terrific pop album. Too many beautiful melodies to ignore, & it makes my top 10 list this year.”