Phil Rossi and the Bad Habit

Phil Rossi and the Bad Habit

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Rock/Alt-Country singer-songwriter Phil Rossi is an alchemist, combining influences from 80’s New Wave to Blue Grass, creating a libation that is dark and intoxicating. His songs are of the human condition—about being a hero, a sinner, and all the saints in between.

Biography

The music of Phil Rossi [and the Bad Habit] deals with excess, longing, and desire. Fearless and exposed, Rossi’s words and melodies bring the listener to an intimate place. Driving percussion, velvet harmonies, and blues-driven guitar riffs fuels an even deeper fire. The live experience is a tremble, a whisper, a howl, and a breath.

The Bad Habit has seen several levels of instrumentation while constantly bringing its unique brand of rock (with stylistic influences coming from jazz, ethnic, and classical music) to the Washington D.C. area. Artistic influences range from Mark Lanegan, to Otis Redding, from Peter Murphy to Johnny Cash. A dynamic creature, the Habit is constantly growing and changing as the song writing grows and changes.

The sum of the member's experiences and influences create the sound. In this case, the Bad Habit brings a healthy respect for its roots in rock, while allowing its member's backgrounds in Latin jazz, funk, country, reggae and classical music to permeate the sound.

The result is a unique arrangement of melodies and textures that will make you move

Discography

Ilyana - Single
3 - song Promo
Spent EP

Set List

The typical set ranges from 45 to 55 minutes and consists of original material, with the occasional unique interpretation of a cover thrown in from time to time.
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Alms
Prophetic
Guilt
Blindfold
Highway 85
Elsewhere (Sarah McLachlan)
Glass Curtain Girl
Ilyana
Pandora
Poolside
Kerosene

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Half a Pack of Smokes
Garden
Summertime
Icarus
Two Face
Static
Folsom Prison Blues (Cash)
Holyman
Lullaby (the Cure)
Twilight

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From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea (the Cure)
Beautiful Disaster
Capitulation
Inner Flame (Giant Sand)
Eris
Apathy
Spirit Horse
Black Label
Solace
Emily