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"HIGH RISK - Rock Out With Your Cock Out!"

Punk rock, that's what we have here. A 17 song album with an hour plus
running time. At times, I thought the production could've been touched up a
bit. But, other than that, this was a really good album. When I think of
punk rock, I think of bands like The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, The Exploited
or The Sex Pistols. While this band has a way to go before they reach that
level, I think they're on the right track. Any label who would pick 'em up
would have a winner on their hands, that's for sure. Throw some serious
promotion behind 'em and they could do some damage in the music world.
Hell, look at this disc. There's some great material to be found. Ah, the
best of the bunch, in my opinion, are tracks like "Punk Rock Anthem,"
"Cheers" and "Rage" just to name a few. Can't really go wrong here. Yeah,
so, be sure to check 'em out. - Paul Autry for BALLBUSTER Music-zine


Take The Chance - 2000

Rock Out With Your Cock Out! - 2003

Rock Out With Your Cock Out! (RE-ROCK) - 2008



HIGH RISK is a band who's main goal is to kick your ass into a good mood with some fun, energetic, punk influenced, ROCK. Their live show is like having a party on stage that the entire crowd is invited to. With songs about love, life, and just having a good time, the band strives to give the listener something to jump around and sing along to.

Artist History

As the originator of the band, Dave DiSarro first began the project in 2000, one year prior to the band getting together in RI. He lived in CT where he recorded the first album Take The Chance with his old drummer (from a band named Static) and friend Will Taylor of STS Records. Soon after the album was made Dave moved up to RI where he met (Belligerent) Jay Gordon while working at a local pizza restaurant. They started to jam out together at Dave's house just playing covers for fun when they began to start playing the songs from Dave's album. The music was starting to come together and they soon realized that they needed one last piece to complete the band. They tried a couple of people for the bass slot when they played at frat parties, but none of them worked out. Dave knew a friend down in NJ (Drew Felter) who played bass and had already tried to build HIGH RISK with Dave years before. Dave invited him up to live with him over the summer and Drew caught on quick. They started playing club stages in July 2002.

Dave, Drew, and Jay hit the studio in Jan 2003 to record and release their power packed follow up, "Rock Out With Your Cock Out" with songs ranging from punk, to hardcore, to slower alternative sounding songs, to even a couple rap songs. The album consisted of a remake of the 10 songs on “Take the Chance” plus new ones that were written since then. The boys played together as a power trio for a year and a half rockin out (and sometimes selling out) the stages, having a blast, and hanging out with every band they could meet. They were frequently seen playing at places like The Ocean Mist (RI), Finbacks (RI), The Bonvue (RI), The Living Room (RI), The Empress Ballroom (CT) The Webster Underground (CT), and The Webster Theater (CT). The band also played for hire at birthday and graduation parties for fans that have emailed the band.

Their up close and personal open relationship with fans got the word spread about them at a rapid pace. But this wasn’t the combination HIGH RISK needed. Drew left the band in Feb 2004 in hopes of starting his own project. The band played for a while in 2004 just Dave and Jay with other performers filling in for shows. Dave played either the guitar or bass (depending on who is filling in) until they found someone who was as serious and dedicated as they are. That someone was John DeSarro. After months of trying people out they finally found someone who fit the shoe. Soon after that they also found out that John was actually related to Dave but the two had never met before.

Dave Jay and John packed up and headed out to California in hopes of a better life. After being put through test after test, the boys found things they needed to work on first, in their lives and in the band, before giving music the shot it deserved. After years of ups and downs, internal battles, and band break ups, they have hit the studio together again with thoughts of using new instruments such as piano, keyboard, horns even turntables on some of the new tracks. The band is always writing and trying new ideas and new styles but always keeping their sound. They have re-recorded, remixed, and remastered their old album and renamed it, Rock Out With Your Cock Out (RE-ROCK) adding many changes to each song. And right after the release of it, are finishing up another album to hit the public directly behind it!

Their shows are a must see and were said to be one of the best shows in RI. They have shared the stage with bands such as Fall Out Boy, Simple Plan, Everclear, Acceptance, Matchbook Romance, Digger, Catch 22, Big Wig, Punchline, Lost City Angels, Pennywise, and Guttermouth. They have also been asked to open for Mest, Reel Big Fish, and New Found Glory, but do to illnesses and other reasons the boys had to turn these shows down

The band is slowly finding its way to radio play on stations like 95.5 WBRU (RI), 107.7 WCSU (CT), and 103.7 FNX (RI) and college radio stations wherever they can get on. They have been notified that they were the HIGHEST DOWNLOADED UNSIGNED BAND on Kazaa in the summer of 2003, maintained the #1 slot on the charts of Cornerband.com for over 10 weeks in a row, and have won the “30 Best band Promotion” put on by Cornerband. They were also Nominated for Buzzplay’s Best Unsigned Band in 2003 and 2004 and won URI’s battle of the bands in 2004. They have also been able to be placed on some great compilation CDs.

No matter what has happened to this band, they have stayed with it and kept rocking through the trials and problems that you come face to f