Don't be misled by the name or her bright pink hair. With attitude to spare, Dearest Pinky fronts a band that delivers guitar-driven, melodic, progressive rock that pushes the borders of several genres. Fireworks Magazine’s Dave Scott says “DP has taken a collection of modern sounds and meshed them together creating a fairly unique version of commercial rock.” A multi-talented musician, DP studied both piano and saxophone before learning to play guitar while in high school. A defining moment came immediately before her first guitar lesson, when a music store employee told her, "Don'tcha know that girls don't play guitar?" Committed to proving otherwise, DP studied guitar with Hurtsmile’s Mark Cherone for several years before attending Berklee College of Music, where she focused on arranging and composing. DP then began work in earnest on original music that she would write, arrange, engineer, and produce. DP connected with producer/engineer Mark Dailey from e.dagener productions (www.edagener.com), while at Berklee. Dailey helped her transform her vision into
fully realized songs, first into dual EPs "Bipolar Broad - Manic High and Manic Low", released in October 2012, which included several notable Boston musicians: Berklee professor Scott Tarulli (guitar), Kevin Figueiredo from Extreme (drums), and Erik MacPherson (bass). After live performances in Boston, New York and Philadelphia to promote both "Bipolar Broad" and to generate excitement for her full length release, DP returned to the studio. With contributions from her old guitar teacher, Mark Cherone, as well as Darrell Maki, Jordan Alegant, and Chelsea Ventura, "Blood and Scars" was complete. The wide range of musical textures and emotions on "Blood and Scars" holds the listener's attention throughout. The album opens with the symphonic metal, anti-ballad "Slip Your Lie", which Strutter Magazine calls “a massive sounding heavy Progressive Metal song, with melodies out of the female fronted Euro Gothic Metal book.” It’s followed by "Behind the Lines of Reason" (one of the several tracks that features Mark Cherone's vocals). Cherone also contributes to the track “Shed your Skin” which is another tune that should be deserving of radio airplay…Amazingly good stuff,” says Ravenheart Music. "What Did You Expect From a Skirt?" is DP's rejection of the "girls don't play guitars" stereotype. "Bleed Like Mine" defines the angst that inspired the project, while the radio-friendly "Last Stop" shows a sweeter side of Dearest Pinky. Strutter Magazine says “Last Stop is a good example of AOR melodies being mixed with a funky groovy rock structure.” "Everything Short of Nothing" is featured in the award-winning video game "Swat 4". The album finishes with an unexpected gem, the acoustic version of "Bleed Like Mine", featuring Chelsea Ventura's compelling backing vocals. Dearest Pinky has been influenced by such bands as: Paramore, Guano Apes, Extreme, Flyleaf, Dream Theater and Led
Zeppelin. Power Play Magazine likens DP to “Evanescence and Within Temptation.” Dearest Pinky is preparing for a 2013 tour as well as a series of acoustic shows. Fireworks Magazine calls Dearest Pinky, “a fun, lively and uplifting melodic rock record full of quality from a talented songstress with a fine future.” Uber Rock UK describes DP as an artist “with many strings to her talented bow, with a flair for both music and image in equal
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