A fire burns deep inside the soul of award winning artist - SCOTT ROCCO. Whether fueling humanity's underdog spirit with raw heartfelt music or movies, he passionately lives life creating authentic driven art to inspire, enlighten, and heal the world. After more than a decade of modest indie releases as a band frontman, having played countless local, city, and out-of-state gigs as a solo-performer, the now Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, and hyphenate proudly carries long-awaited optimism in the world of his debut album - IGNITED.
Rocco has released four compelling singles to date which include - Joyride, Ignited, Sum Of You, and most recently, Wish You Well. The title track "Ignited" is a romantic anthem about someone special coming into your life awakening the best parts of yourself that you never even knew existed. The song serves as the major connecting thread and theme of the "Ignited" concept record releasing next spring - 2022. The album chronicles a man on a journey of self-discovery.
Nicole Mendes of The Other Side Reviews writes, "If Billy Joel were to have a lovechild with Bruce Springsteen and it was raised by Goo Goo Dolls, the chances are Scott Rocco would be it."
Mendes further says, "One of the songs from his upcoming conceptual album Ignited, scheduled for release in 2022, ‘Wish You Well’ is a robust pop-rock ballad with some country undertones. Highly reminiscent of John Waite with some Billy Joel twinges, ‘Wish You Well’ seems to transport me back to the 1980s/1990s pop world. Adopting a heavier sound as compared to the country-inspired single ‘Sum of You’, Rocco showcases his versatility and evolution as a singer-songwriter."
Colm Slattery of Fruit Sonic writes, "Wish You Well "shows off the undeniable talent of Scott Rocco in creating a universe that swirls about in a majestic hue."
Acknowledging Rocco's layered songwriting, Amelia Vandergast from A & R Factory writes, "His ability to materialise the human condition and the essence of our suffering in his soundscapes is practically unparalleled. As far as I’m concerned, there is no better purveyor of raw heartfelt rock currently contributing to the airwaves. The level of emotion contained in Sum of You is potent enough to reanimate even the most jaded of souls." (I’m pretty much speaking from experience there)
Rocco's summer themed groove "Joyride" was awarded Best Music Video at New Jersey Web Fest. On the film landscape, his accolades include Best TV Pilot/Series for "Adulthood" awarded by Astoria Film Festival, Vegas Movie Awards, Bowery Film Festival, Freehold Film Festival, and TMFF.
“I sing and make cinema for the ROCKY underdog in us all -- the contender that must confront insecurity, trauma, and fear throughout our lives. I take these deterrents and channel them into raw art. When making cinema, I try to be authentically raw and honest as possible. My music aligns that same belief to create raw heartfelt rock; a type of sound and feeling risen out of love to honestly express myself as a way to inspire, enlighten, and heal people. At the end of the day, no matter what outlet of expression, it's all rock 'n roll to me!"
~ Scott Rocco