There is a light that burns bright in Hollywood California. It is the fire of a man's soul who's voice can quake the earth with thunderous love. His name is Scott Rocco; a proud Italian American who desires to fuel humanity's underdog spirit with raw heartfelt music and movies that inspire, enlighten, and heal the world. With long awaited optimism, his debut album "Ignited" is set for a worldwide release on June 3, 2022. Rocco describes it as "a concept record about a man on a journey of self-discovery and his greatest love who lit the whole way there."
Rocco continues to rise from the indie music scene as a well respected singer-songwriter. His powerful compelling voice is known to captivate audiences into emotional bliss. 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. He was also honorably mentioned by Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest for his feature film script, "Kill The Lights."
“I sing and create 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 movies, 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