Biografia

ROBERT LAROCHE

Feat very special guest PATRICIA VONNE RODRIGUEZ

And JOHN LEON on pedal steel

Cantante\Cantautore\Chitarrista Robert LaRoche ha cominciato la sua attività professionale all’età di 15 anni. Originario di Holyhoke (Massachussetts), LaRoche nel 1992 forma la power pop band The Sighs.

Dopo 10 anni di tour nel circuito dei college e dei club del New England, i Sighs firmano per la Virgin Records e nel 1992 viene pubblicato il loro disco d’esordio intitolato What Goes On.

L’album viene accolto con entusiasmo dalla critica e il singolo Think About Soul diventa il tormentone radiofonico dell’estate. I Sighs sono costantemente in tour e dividono il palco con band del calibro dei Gin Blossoms e Spin Doctors.

Nel 1995 l’indie label newyorchese Big Deal Records pubblica il loro secondo disco, Different.

La band si scioglie nel 1996 e LaRoche si trasferisce a Austin in Texas per cominciare una nuova carriera come chitarrista e coautore della cantante e modella texana Patricia Vonne Rodriguez, sorella del celebre filmaker Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete, El Mariachi, Dal Tramonto all’Alba etc etc).

Patricia Vonne ha pubblicato 6 dischi acclamati dalla critica per l’etichetta indipendente Bandolera Records e ha costruito una solida base di fan anche in Europa grazie ai numerosi e tour.

LaRoche & Vonne si sono esibiti nel 2013 al prestigioso Jazz Festival di Montreaux dove hanno anche ricevuto il premio della critica come “best live performance”.

Nel settembre del 2015 Robert LaRoche pubblica il suo disco d’esordio come solista intitolato Patient Man prodotto a Austin da Darin Murphy.

11 tracce, melodie e arrangiamenti tra il pop, rock e americana, armonie vocali sullo stile dei meravigliosi Everly Brothers, echi di Buddy Holly e Del Shannon.

Robert LaRoche presenterà in anteprima il suo nuovo disco in Italia accompagnato da John Leon alla pedal steel e dalla very special guest Patricia Vonne Rodriguez.


ENGLISH

Singer\Songwriter\Guitarist Robert LaRoche, began performing professionally @ age 15.

Originally from Holyoke, Massachusetts, LaRoche formed Power Pop sensations The Sighs in 1982.

After 10 years of touring the college\club circuit of New England, the Sighs were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut cd "What Goes On" in 1992.

The disc received fantastic reviews and the single "Think About Soul" was a staple on "Modern Rock" radio charts throughout the Summer of 1992.

The band toured America extensivley with such acts as The Spin Doctors and The Gin Blossoms.

There second release "Different" was released in 1995 on NYC indie label Big Deal Records.

The band disbanded in 1996 and LaRoche moved on to his next career as lead guitarist and co-writer for Austin, Texas singer Patricia Vonne.

Miss Vonne has released six critically acclaimed cd's on the independant label Bandolera Records, and has toured Europe numerous times where they have built a loyal and ever growing fan base.

LaRoche and Vonne have also performed @ the prestigious Monteaux Jazz Festival in 2013, where they were awarded the critics pick for "Best Live Performance"

In September of 2015, Robert will release his solo debut cd entitled "Patient Man".

Recorded in Austin, Texas with producer Darin Murphy, the eleven track disc sparkles with gorgeous Everly Brother style harmonies and a finely tuned pop sensibility.

LaRoche's song craft is based firmly in American roots music.

Influenced by Buddy Holly, Del Shannon, and the afore mentioned Everly Brothers, each track on LaRoche's "Patient Man" is filled with endlessly memorable hooks, bathed in a warm and honest production.

Web site

www.robertlarochemusic.com