Kris Roche
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Kris Roche


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"Kris Roche"

"Often laying down playful, understated reggae rhythms with overwhelming pop sensibility, Kris and his group show no evidence of the self-indulgent pretense so prevalent in the local indie-rock scene. Instead they choose to spoon an ample amount of feeling into their good time pop." - Berklee's "The Groove"

"Charting the endeavors of a local indie artist"

"Roche's main influences are Sister Hazel, Jason Mraz, and The Beatles and most of his songs have a similar laid-back, reflective or folksy quality; yet in performance Kris Roche & Friends play a surprising variety, including a cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" and original compositions such as the wistful "Cheap Wine," the light and catchy "Both of Us," and "Zero," which rocks out a little harder than the rest of the repertoire." - Wellesley News Online




If you’re ever strolling through the Boston Commons on a sunny day, you may hear some irresistible acoustic pop coming out of a battery-powered amplifier. And if you’re lucky—it may be the music of Kris Roche. The son of wayfaring hippies, one from New York, one from Tokyo, Kris moved to Boston at age 19 and has been making a name for himself ever since. One part Jason Mraz, one part Jack Johnson, and one part playing the hell out the guitar like it was a djembe, his music is fun but sensible, sing-along-able but honest. His new EP Anything But Alone is due out this summer, and the heartfelt tunes could make you do a lot of things. Dance. Sway. Listen. Think. Just don’t forget to tip the man when you see him out on the Commons.

Kris Roche’s multi national and cultural background gives him a unique perspective which is most often the driving force in his song writing.