“One of the hardest working women in the music industry.” - Dan Grigsby, Grammy Award Winning Producer and Engineer
Native brooklynite Christina LaRocca is no stranger to setting standards. Her voice and talent have been heard across the states and overseas in festivals such as CMJ2010. Her innovation as a singer-songwriter echoes rich vocals with a haunting infusion of Folk and R&B. Committed and driven, Christina draws her inspiration through one simple and profound act- creating excellent music. As a result of her passion and experience, Christina has expanded her expertise by creating "L Rock the Party Booking." L Rock the Party Booking is an NYC based company dedicated to live performance and recorded music through musicians committed to creating art in their music. Whether on stage singing, or as a business woman, Christina continues to be an element of opportunity and possibility in today's Music Industry.
Christina LaRocca grew up under her mother’s musical influence, hoping to one day to sing as beautifully as her. With the record player constantly spinning Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, and Aretha Franklin and it’s easy to see where Christina got her soulful and smooth sound. After moving from Brooklyn to Staten Island, during her teen years Christina found herself listening to listening to female radio stars like No Doubt, TLC, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morsette, and Lauryn Hill. She started auditioning for plays and realizing theatre wasn’t satisfying her musical impulse, she picked up a guitar and following her father’s beatnik poetic ways, dug into the deep dark mass throbbing inside her heart and began writing her own music. By 2005 Christina had caught the ears of local musicians such as Carl Gallagher and Dorian Lake. After jamming at a hurricane Katrina fund-raiser, they decided to name their newly found project Heavy Weather.
Christina LaRocca & Heavy Weather released “Miles of Mud” in 2008, which has been receiving attention internationally since. Christina was a part of 101.9 RXP’s Record Store Day in April 2010 and was placed on Rich Russo’s Anything Anything Vinyl Compilation Record and came into #69 on records sold in NY. They won the IAR Next Level Competition in 2008 where they got the attention of Grammy Award winning engineer, Dan Grigsby and recorded their second release, the “Fire” EP which was released in 2010. Christina is currently working on a solo project with J Glaze Productions which shall be released world wide through The Orchard in 2011.
Christina LaRocca & Heavy Weather performed at CMJ2010, the Wave Gathering Festival ’08, NYC Songwriter’s Circle, headlined “From the Penthouse” Artist Series at Tainted Blue Studios, New York City Finalist at “Emergenza,” the international battle of the bands competition, and performed at the Millennium Music Conference (10, 11, and 12) among many other festivals and conferences. They also received the 2007 Junefest Grant from COAHSI for bringing music and culture to their hometown in Staten Island, NY.