From: NY, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, Hard Rock, Melodic Rock
CHARETTA is a female-fronted modern rock band based out of New York City. Formed in 2007, the band’s sound has hard rock elements similar to artists such as Breaking Benjamin and RED, while layering angst-filled, yet melodic, female vocals. One fan accurately summarized Charetta’s sound by stating, “it sounds like Alanis Morissette punching Chevelle in the face.”
In July of 2011, CHARETTA releasted their newest EP “A Nation Distracted,” which was recorded at Vudu Studios and produced by Mike Watts (Story of the Year, Theory of a Deadman) and Steven Haigler (Fuel, Brand New). “Great grooves, monster riffs, and killer vocals,” says Watts. The EP release show was the bands most memorable to date, as they performed for a SOLD OUT crowd at New York City's legendary Irving Plaza.
CHARETTA (pronounced “sha-RET-uh”) consists of Angelina DelCarmen (vocals), Pablo LaFrossia (guitar), Chris Fullam (guitar), Richard Mollo (bass), and Adonis Sanchez (drums). The band started in 2007 when Pablo and Adonis, who were long-time friends and veterans of the local scene, wanted to start a new project with an amazing vocalist. Through a Myspace posting, they found Angelina. “She sang on our demos and just blew us away. One audition was all we needed to hear,” says Adonis. It was at that time the project was named, but the band prefers to keep the meaning of CHARETTA a mystery. Only their most dedicated fans know their secret. Several months and many auditions later, the band added Richard as their permanent bassist, and the band’s foundation was born. In July 2009, the band released their debut album “Defying the Inevitable” which was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day). Since then, CHARETTA has made countless appearances in the Northeast region (opening for national acts such as Saliva and Smile Empty Soul), put out a music video for “Runs In The Blood,” and have had their music featured in the independent film release “5th of a Degree,” as well as the television program “The Mun2 Look” on Mun2. In late 2010, before going into the studio to record what would become “A Nation Distracted,” the band added Chris as their second guitarist. “Chris and I have similar styles. We are both heavily influenced by Mark Tremonti (Creed, Alter Bridge), so it was a very natural fit,” shares Pablo. Now a 5-piece, the band is performing regionally to promote their upcoming release.
Discovering the meaning behind the band’s name CHARETTA remains a challenge, but finding their music is definitely not. You can find them online at Charetta.com, as well as many other popular music websites such as Pandora.com and Jango.com. Their music is also available for sale in major digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.