Phil's solo sound combines funky acoustic/electric guitar loops recorded live, some gritty vocals, and great songs with grooves from reggae to funk. He's been compared to Zach Deputy, Ben Harper, Lenny Kravitz, DMB, The Police, Ray LaMontagne, John Mayer, and many others...Share
In the great tradition of James Taylor, Paul McCartney and Paul Simon of years past and Dave Matthews, Ray LaMontagne and Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) of the current age, Phil DaRosa is a gifted songwriter, producer and vocalist whose innovative approach to what can be loosely categorized as alternative rock is destined to raise the bar for the new generation of aspiring solo artists.
Phil and his band, The Phil DaRosa Band, won the Western MA/CT Regional Finals of the international 'Emergenza Music Festival/Competition' in the Spring of 2007, showing off their extremely dynamic writing ability, innovative and creative instrumental skills, professional and entertaining stage presence, and great songs.
Whether solo or with a full band, you can be sure you're getting a great musical performance and entertaining experience.
Recectly, DaRosa teamed up with a seasoned Rhythm section including Pinto Abrams (former Bass player and guitarist for '2nd Power') and former drummer of the Regionally known band 'Lucy Vincent', Matty Rosenthal. Moving into Winter Phil will be playing a few sporadic solo showcases around the Northeast, then will hit the road running early January.
Phil's winter Tour is currently being booked starting Early January 2011. He's gearing up to Tour down the East Coast United States, then west towards Austin, Texas and back, hitting all the major cities in between. He's planning on playing a series of House Concerts during this tour as well to meet new people and spread the music into the homes of hopefully 'not-so-strange' strangers.
AWAY [EP] - 2010
(FREE download at http://www.phildarosaband.bandcamp.com )
Solo Debut - Better Days - 2007
The Frame - 4 song EP - '06
Bathtub Mary - Change they Want to See (ol' band) - This Album gets radio play on college and regional stations around The US -
Bathtub Mary - The Ubiquitous Demo -
PattersonEmerson - Self titled EP (Acoustic duo)
The Sofa Kings - Shortly after Dawn (Acoustic trio) -
A friend of mine
Fall for me
So hard to tell
Wouldn't I Like
Scent of Sage
Awake n' Aching
Smell O' Green
Kissin' the storm Away
Let's Look Around
Again n' Again
Come and go
... and many more.
Burnin' and Lootin - B. Marley
Bend Down Low - B. Marley
Pablo Picasso - Citizen Cope
Walkin' on the Moon - Police
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Three More Days - R. LaMontagne
Easy Skankin' - B. Marley
Waiting in Vain - B. Marley
Manhole - Ani Difranco
Dreams of Our Fathers - DMB
Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez version... (Original by The Knife)
Medley of Bob Marley...
Shiver - Cold Play