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"Album Review"

"Truth Be Told"
by Don DiMuccio

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. The same advice would apply as explanation for Resin’s meteoric rise to regional prominence, and their showing in the 2006 WBRU Rock Hunt Semi-Finals.
This Bay State quintet have clawed their way to where they are by having a creative vision, and their unwavering devotion to said vision is manifested by the crafting of the original material of their first CD release Truth Be Told.
Ron Dallaire (vocals), Pat Pacheco & Jeremy Tolleson (guitars), Kevin Arruda (bass), and drummer/founding-member/resident band booster Steve Smith have been holed up at Danger Multitrack (Providence’s answer to Sun Studios) for the better part of two years. Within the inner-sanctum of producer Joe Moody’s music factory, Resin have been perfecting what may be one of the finer local debuts in recent memory.
One defining fact which cannot be drawn with too fine a point, is that Resin aren’t exactly mid-pubescent teenagers who wrote these songs during study hall. Age is often mistaken as a band’s asset, when more often than not it can work against them. Resin’s scenario is one of battle-hardened musicians, heavily armed with life experience and a sense of focus and direction. Though the band resists all attempts of pigeon-holing their sound into a convenient and commercially accepted category, certain comparisons are evident in the overall approach to the all-self –penned material. Shades of 3 Doors Down, Nickelback, and even the ghosts of Guns N’ Roses are present.
The 11-song set kicks off with the agile "Song F." Employing a contemporary vocal effect which can be accused of being overused in modern rock, Resin manages to transcend this criticism by crafting a musically gratifying song with intelligible lyrics, something sorely lacking in much of the present-day rock scene. The methodology of combining great performances with stick-to-your-brain choruses seems to be a winning formula for Resin.
A track such as “For a Reason” can hold its own alongside any juxtaposed song in rotation today’s alternative format radio. That fact alone makes Resin a standout band.
Whether or not Rock Hunt endowments are in the forecast for Resin’s future remains to be known. But Truth Be Told serves as an indication of accomplishments yet to be realized, --just might be seeing Resin Carnegie Hall before too long.

- Motif Magazine

"Rocking the Home Crowd"

Local band Resin will debut first CD at New Eagle this weekend
By Rick Snizek
They haven’t even released their first album yet, but the band Resin, with roots planted firmly in Fall River, already has a following of thousands of fans up and down the East Coast. One major fan they hope to follow up with soon is the owner of the Hard Rock Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., who has already plugged into Resin’s sound online and wants the band to head south for a performance at the hotel.
In the internet age, music, as does news, travels at the speed of light along fiber optic lines, with the potential to reach the ears of a willing audience around the world around the clock, 365 days a year. And the members of Resin are learning to harness that immense power as they seek to make their mark on the music world.
Saturday night, the band, whose sound is in the mainstream rock radio genre, will host a release party for its first CD, “Truth Be Told,” at the New Eagle Restaurant downtown at 35 North Main St. The party will feature two events, the first being a free all-ages party from 6 to 8 p.m., which will be highlighted by an acoustical performance from the band. Then at 10 p.m., a 21-and-over show will be held. At that time, Mindfold will take the stage, followed by an electric performance by Resin, debuting selections from its 11-song album. Mindfold, another local band, will be opening for them. An art grant from the Fall River Cultural Council is helping the band pay some of the cost to record and produce the album. Since the band has not yet signed with a record label, the rest of the costs to create the album are being absorbed by the five-member band.
“We do have a lot of younger fans, and we wanted to give them an opportunity to come out and meet us,” says bassist Kevin Arruda, of the group’s decision to hold two distinctive sessions for fans at their premiere of the first album. “We’re going to play a half-dozen acoustic songs. It will be more of a family get-together.”
Arruda, 27, a 1996 Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School grad, first started a band four years ago that would eventually morph into Resin. Still living in Fall River’s South End, Arruda, a carpenter by trade, slowly, but deliberately, brought together the right combination of elements to give Resin a sound that would transcend generations of listeners.
Over the last two years, in rented space at the King Phillip Mill off Dwelly Street, Resin began to come together and refine its sound. Guitarist Patrick Pacheco, 27, a 1997 B.M.C. Durfee High School grad, and upper Flint resident, joined Arruda next. He was followed by drummer Steve Smith, 31, of Warren, R.I., lead singer Ron Dallaire, 28, of Bristol, R.I., and guitarist Jeremy Tolleson, 29, of Warren. In their day jobs, Pacheco is a plumber’s apprentice, Smith is a graphic artist, Dallaire is a full-time plumber and Tolleson is a landscaper.
“That’s pretty much where we started,” Arruda says of the band’s beginnings at the mill.
In contrast to the way Resin promotes itself now, Arruda took a decidedly low-tech approach to building his dream band. He advertised for musicians by putting out fliers.
“I was looking for some serious musicians,” he says. “And we’ve stayed together all this time.”
Together, they have survived the highs and lows to reach this point, especially high water, which nearly flooded their dreams. Just two months ago, the band members say they lamented the loss of thousands of dollars in equipment when a water pipe broke on another floor in the mill. The ensuing rush of water finding its way through the floorboards and ruining much of what they had purchased out of their own pockets. They were in the process of cataloging their equipment, with their sights set on purchasing an insurance policy to protect it, when disaster struck.
Despite having no coverage, the band, whose name derives from a common varnish or lacquer used on vessels in the marine industry, in which many of the band members have worked, forged ahead instead of looking back. Again, using their own money, they rented space at Bandstand Live in Taunton, and set about producing their first album.
“Truth Be Told,” which features 11 songs, including “For a Reason,” “Lost,” “Down the Line,” and “All My Life,” is the result of their efforts. The band elected to introduce some of their tracks online to gauge the response of their listeners. Through its Web site, the band has so far received some 20,000 hits for plays of its songs.
“Everyone can relate to their music. It really hit’s the heart,” said fan Michelle Tainsh, of Seekonk, during a performance by Resin at Club Giza in Providence last Friday night. The band was one of three finalists competing for a $10,000 prize in a contest sponsored by radio station 95.5 WBRU. Although Resin did not win the grand prize, the band was clearly the crowd favorite, with some 600 fans turning out to support them. “Unlike - The Fall River Spirit

"Resin climbs up the music mountain"

Resin Climbs Up The " Music Scene Mountain"
John Swist
Entertainment Editor

The local music scene has never been lacking in the great state of Massachusetts, and Fall River is no different from the rest of the state. We’ve always had some great bands playing the local bars and pubs, each with their own following. While some of the bands may be playing as a hobby, others are playing to make it big.
Following in the footsteps of many great Massachusetts bands like Staind and Aerosmith, Resin is on their way to hitting it big in the music world. Their music is unbelievable. Their sound is totally original but at the same time right along with some of the best bands that you see on VH1.
Each track has its own purpose and emotion behind it as the lyrics unfold a story, whether it’s a slow rock ballad or an uptempo, strong beat that sends some adrenaline through the veins of the listener. These guys really know their music.
Their first full-length album is to be released February 25th at The New Eagle during a CD party to celebrate their recent success. There will be two event taking place that night. First, an all ages party from 6-8 featuring a special acoustic performance from Resin. Then at 10pm, a 21+ show with special guests Mindfold taking the stage followed by Resin.
They are holding these two events to allow fans of all ages the opportunity to pick up our debut album
"Truth be Told" on its first day of release. The album "Truth be Told" includes eleven songs that pump up, psyche, move, touch the listener but most importantly makes the listener stay in his or her car listening to that last bit of song.
Resin is also looking to get air play from various local radio stations like WBCN, WAAF, WHJY and WBRU. They are finalists for the WBRU Rock Hunt and are looking to win the competition at the time this article is written.
The band has always been a very ambitious one and have worked towards their goal of becoming one of the top unsigned bands.
Now, their goal is to get signed with a record label that will help fund another album and send them all the way up the music scene mountain.
If you would like to learn more about the band , you can check our their websire at www. If you’d like to become a friend of the band and also listen to a sampler of their album, you can head on over to their MySpace at ""

- Durfee Hilltop

"Wishin' 'n' Hopin'"

Wishin' 'n' hopin'

The Sleazies top Resin and Street Credit at the 'BRU Rock Hunt

By: Bob Gulla

You couldn't have assembled a more diverse lineup for the finals of this year's WBRU Rock Hunt. With three bands using vastly different approaches, it felt like one of those "free-form" bookings, after the term used to describe the bygone days of FM radio, where anything went and little attention was paid to compatibility. Not only was the diversity a throwback to the more naïve days of rock, it was also, in this fragmented era of local music, a refreshing change of pace.

Resin, a Fall River clan with wonderfully transparent dreams of mainstream rock and roll superstardom, opened with all the right moves. Singer Ron Dallaire began the set standing on the bar while the band pumped out a well-paced set of straight-up hard rock. Dallaire proved to be a pretty competent frontman, with his Axl kerchief and macho M.O. The quintet played songs from their new disc, Truth Be Told (they have a CD release party on Saturday at the New Eagle inFall River; see "" for more info), and their throng of fans, loyal to the core and out in force, frequently broke out into "Resin! Resin!" chants, which kept the band engaged. Though the lion's share of their material was hard rock, it was change-of-pace lighter-wavers such as "In the End" and "All My Life" that went over best. Maybe that's because the guitars were mixed too far down on the board all night, stealing what should have been potent punctuations of their tougher tunes.

The classic punk quartet the Sleazies were next, and they dished out a punishing set that stood in sharp contrast to Resin's more conventional rock sounds. Looking like they stepped out of the Sex Pistols doc The Filth and the Fury, they blasted through their 30 minutes at 90 mph. Their approach was relentless, sending the disinclined to the back wall and the rest of us back to early '80s, when their sound dominated the scene. In fact, it sounded good on this night too, with lots of tight, chugging tempos, frantic chord changes, and shout-along choruses.

Street Credit, the Marley-meets-Clapton reggae-boogie band from South County, put a bow on the evening's battle with its closing set. In the semi-finals they unleashed a blast of high-energy reggae — a term some would consider an oxymoron — that distinguished the band from its competition and truly earned their victory. But in the Finals their usually spirited presentation sagged a bit. These guys can play — their shtick was tangy and polished, especially when drummer Eric Milano had a chance to flex. But their energy, closely tied to frontman Jon Mulshenock's lead (reports were that Mulshenok had been ailing all week), didn't hold up on this night and their set didn't generate the same adrenaline.

In the end, the Sleazies, somewhat controversially, managed to pull out the victory, which is ironic considering the fact that Jami and the boyz have been around the block once or twice. Then again, there's something to be said for experience and maturity as they relate to stage presence, and those elements gave the Sleazies an edge. Perhaps playing on the ol' skool nostalgia of the judges (I was one of them), or perhaps just blowing everyone away with their three-chords-and-a-cloud-of-dust explosions, they walked away with the grand prix: some cash and a few other trappings.

But seriously, it's not like anyone truly lost. Resin and Street Credit are both young bands on the verge of good things, and they have a lot to look forward to. The Sleazies finally encountered a modicum of commercial justification after all those years (in other incarnations) of blurred insanity. The fact is, all three bands left Giza, the gracious host of the Hunt, with one thing intact: hope.

- The Providence Phoenix

"Exile in Olneyville"

Exile in Olneyville
The WBRU Rock Hunt Finals @ Giza 2/17/06: A Cock Fight for the Prize
By: Marc Clarkin

The WBRU Rock Hunt is this area’s preeminent showcase of local music talent. It's a sadistic rat race for thousands of dollars in prizes that brings together an eclectic mix of musical styles. At the same time it is a place where everything you know going in is wrong. Take last year: after the triumph of Sasquatch & the Sick-A-Billys, The Sleazies showed up at the WBRU after party and were, reportedly, unceremoniously permanently banned from the station for attempting to procure a keg. Exile from modern rock radio isn’t all that bad for a band that cuts its teeth playing all-ages punk shows.

I thought it had to be a misprint when I saw The Sleazies listed as a 2006 Rock Hunt finalist. Perhaps someone in the band had connections to the mob or maybe after some time to reflect; the idea that the party would be better off relocating from the stuffy East Side to Sleazies Headquarters made more sense to WBRU after all.

Although suspecting the former, I could only vouch for the latter having had attended some killer parties there. Either way, a year and a few changes in station management later, The Sleazies were one of the three finalists along with Resin and Street Credit in the big dance. The bets were in and the only action left to be played out was on the stage.

The first gladiator of the night was Resin, who stormed out of the gates with guns blazing. Lead singer Ron Dallaire jumped up on the bar as band kicked off the proceedings with a heavy nu-metal number that had the room packed with every kind of monster imaginable. It was like something out of the movie Rock Star or maybe Spinal Tap minus the exploding drummer depending upon one’s point of view. Having several wagers on Resin, I loved every minute of it.

These guys seemed like a sure bet to make me slightly less poor by the end of the night.

When the crowd started chanting “Resin, Resin…” it had this weird feel of a cross between an arena rock show and a deranged doomsday cult. Resin reminded me of a mix of Godsmack meets Creed the way they mixed and matched the rockers with the mid-tempo numbers and power ballads. After the second song, the drummer stood up to work the crowd in a sinister manner that was as much Tommy Lee as it was Don Knotts.

Self-fellation is always minus points on my scorecard because rock stars are not supposed to be cheerleaders. The third number would have done Candlebox proud as Resin settled down for a run of mid-tempo power ballads that while not unique, were delivered faithfully to format. The crowd really had little to no movement but the chant of Resin rang thru loud and true. After finishing the sentimental portion of the set Resin brought things back up with another rocker before closing with a mid-tempo number. They had stage presence although it was a little over the top at times with the silly microphone poses but nevertheless I walked away sure I had bet on the right horse.

Next up were The Sleazies, to deliver their brand of turbo charged Buzzcocks-ian of punk rock. I was so sold on Resin at this point that I told Jami Sleaze they were doomed right before they went on but he was having none of my crazy talk. The Sleazies opened with a storming version of their signature song “Gonna Operate on Myself.”

From the get go it was clear that The Sleazies were on tonight with their people in the house. It was like Blink 182 never happened as The Sleazies cranked out one cheerfully demented tune after another. Their set covered most of their debut record, Trite Ditties and Meaningless Crap, with a few new songs sprinkled in to keep it fresh. The Sleazies even entered the slow jam derby with “I Wanna Be a Junky,” complete with this strange foreign concept to the night called humor. They brought it back it back up with the infectious “My Kid Drank Poison” and “Hot Lunch” to close out the set with a bang. No chants, some crowd dancing – just an all around good time if you like your rock ‘n’ roll loud, fast, and dirty.

The final contestant of the night was the reggae tinged Street Credit, a most appropriate name for four white kids playing reggae. Street Credit kicked off their set with a number that had kind of a 311 vibe. The more they played the more different elements filtered in including one song that had this cool classic rock bridge. Street Credit probably had the overall most diverse feel of the three but at the same time some of their songs tended to meander. They were a dance-band but nobody was dancing. That is not to say they didn’t have their people front and center as they fused reggae, classic rock, modern rock into a molten concoction. I wasn’t really worried about Street Credit being my gambling albatross because the judges looked borderline comatose by that time of the night. Playing last is not a god thing in the Rock Hunt. Street Credit was oblivious to this and kept on - Motif Magazine

"Rock band Resin sends a positive message"

By Sean McCarthy
Standard Times Correspondent

Resin packs a sound that’s at the forefront of modern rock. Perhaps that’s why they were so successful in this year’s WBRU Rock Hunt.
The Fall River five-some recently proved their mettle with a trip to the finals of the annual rock contest sponsored by the Providence radio station. Now they will celebrate the release of their full-length debut CD, “Truth Be Told,” with two shows Saturday night at the New Eagle Club in Fall River.
The first show will be an all-ages acoustic set starting at 6 pm. The second show will be electric with opening guests Mindfold going on at 10 pm.
“Our motto is that we want every show to be better than the last,” says guitarist Jeremy Tolleson. “We try to outdo ourselves and give the audience something they haven’t seen before. We have a high-energy show that’s very audience interactive.”
“We’re lucky to have a strong fan base,” says drummer Steve Smith. “Our fans are very consistent.”
And their new CD is earning them some fans in area radio.
“We’re getting a lot of airplay on WBRU, WHJY (Providence), WBCN (Boston), and WHJY (Worchester),” says Mr. Smith. “They’re not just playing one song, they’re rotating between three or four different ones.”
“People come up to me and say they like a bunch of the songs,” says vocalist Ron Dallaire. “I’m happy if someone likes one of them.”
“Truth Be Told” captures the band in its first year of existence. They began playing together in early 2004.
The recording process was particularly quick by most people’s standards- one year from start to finish. The disc was recorded at Danger Studios in Providence, and was mixed and mastered by Joe Moody. Resin and Mr. Moody combined for the production work.
“We don’t really have a single from the album,” Mr. Tolleson says. “Everyone seems to have a different favorite song.”
Resin’s creative process is somewhat unusual for most bands- most songs are written collaboratively. On the song “Done To Me,” four members contributed to the lyrics.
“We try to have a positive message,” Mr. Dallaire says. “We don’t sing about drugs and drinking and that stuff.”
The band went as far as to drop any curses that would have been heard on the CD.
The song “In The End” was originally written by Mr. Tolleson in high school 10 years ago. He played it once for Mr. Dallaire, who insisted the band put it in their collection of songs. The song is about the importance of friendship.
The song “Reason” is based on the idea that everything happens for a reason. It’s about how the worst things in life can often have a good outcome.
“A lot of our themes are about overcoming adversity,” Mr. Tolleson says.
Resin plays a crunching, aggressive brand of rock. The album is a solid recording from start to finish.
“I know that if I don’t capture people’s attention in the first 30 seconds that they’re going to change the channel,” Mr. Dallaire says.
“We don’t drink, and we don’t do drugs. We just try to write catchy songs.”

- The Standard-Times

"Local Rockers Perform in WBRU's Annual Battle of the Bands"

By Ashley Lopes
Feature Writer

With more than 500 people chanting their names, the adrenaline was pumping as two local bands took the stage for the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals on Feb. 17 at the Providence Giza Club.
Street Credit and Resin, members of BandStandLive, New England’s premier music facility located in Taunton, lit up the stage last Friday competing for the title of “Rock Hunt Champion.”
Though both came home empty handed, they wouldn’t have traded the experience for anything in the world.
“We have only been gigging for the past six months, the Rock Hunt was our 10th show,” said Steve Smith, drummer of Resin. “Just to make it in the show with the Sleezies, who have been around a while, is an accomplishment.”
Smith, Ron Dallaire on vocals, Patrick Pacheco on guitar, Jeremy Tolleson on guitar and vocals and Kevin Arruda on bass, make up the band known as Resin.
A mainstream, straight-up rock and roll band, they draw inspiration from well-known artists such as Nickelback, Three Doors Down and Staind.
Local boys from Fall River, Warren and Bristol, R.I., the band has been together for two years, and can usually be found playing in Providence, Fall River, New Bedford and Boston.
Their first time in the Rock Hunt, Arruda said that the band was proud just to have been a part of what has been said was the Rock Hunt’s most successful year.
“They were saying that this year was their biggest year yet,” Arruda said. “They had over 300 submissions, and only eight finalists were picked to go on to the semi-finals.”
Bands performed in two different semi-finals, four bands go one night and the other four go the next. Those who won each semi-final compete against each other and a wild card pick.
Street Credit, Resin and the Sleezies, the punk band who walked away with the title, battled for gold in the finals.
“When you get 400-500 people chanting your name, it’s awesome,” said Dallaire of the feeling onstage. “Steve was standing on his drums, and I even stage-dove into the crowd. We wanted it to feel like a rock concert.”
The title may have been just out of reach, but losing was not a disappointment because, according to Smith, there are no real winners and losers in music.
“How can you compare reggae/rock, rock and punk music?,”
Smith said. “They are night and day, and the bands are thee completely different veins of music”
He added, “Everyone is good at what they do. It didn’t even feel like a competition”
Arruda admits that while the title would have been great, the main reason they entered the competition was to let people know who their band is and what they are about.
It was great as far as publicity and air play,” Arruda said. “We got to play on air at the radio station, and we played in front of a lot of new people.
Tolleson added, “It was an awesome experience, and we met some great bands that we are hoping to play with in the future. We are trying to get a show together with Street Credit and others from the show”
Credit is also due to the other finalist, an up-and-coming contender on the local music scene, Street Credit”
With bass player Bill Faris, Eric Milano on drums, Jon Mulshenock on guitar and vocals and Cameron Allen on lead guitar, this energetic “dirty rock/reggae” band is cultivating a very loyal fan base.
While the band has only been together for eight months, Mulshenock and Milano originally founded the band in South Florida around the fall of 2003 and have been in and out of bands since the mid 90’s.
“We’ve played thogther since the grunge are,” Milano said.
The original lineup has significantly change since the beginning, with the addition of Cameron Allen and Bill Farrell in the summer of 2005. Since returning to New England, Street Credit’s popularity is rapidly gaining momentum.
With the opening of Bandstandlive in July, the band soon came into its own.
“Everything pretty much started here,” Farrell said.
While one can hear a hint of Sublime influence in their music, Milano doesn’t like comparing themselves to other bands. They have a unique sound, inventing music that is all their own.
“We give props to reggae but don’t pretend to be from Jamaica” Allen said.
Looking back on that night, spotlight shining, crowd screaming and music blaring, Milano said the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd made the show.
“The crowd was heavy into it“ Milano said. “One guy loved it so much he wouldn’t leave the stage, he just stood there”
Farrell added, “Any show is fun, that’s why we do it. Exposure helps a lot and getting our name out on the radio”
Street Credit plays at University of Rhode Island bars and is just now breaking into the Boston area, and are even playing the charity event Run to Remember.
While Allen admits he’s “there for the ladies,” Milano will look back on their Rock Hunt experience as something to remember.
“If you could sum up the experience in one word it would be, Ahhh,” Milano said.
Street Credit’s ne - Taunton Gazette

"Resin Celebrates Release od Debut CD"

If it’s true what they say about chemistry’s importance within a group’s success, then one local band seems to be right on track. The five member band Resin had been working on perfecting that chemistry for the past two years before releasing their first CD entitled “Truth Be Told”, unveiled at the New Eagle Restaurant in Fall River. An 11-song compilation of nothing but originals, the band agrees that each member brings something special to the table when creating their sound. “When we got together as a band, we had no preconceptions of what we were going to sound like,” said drummer Steve Smith. “What we all had as favorite styles of music isn’t what the band came to sound like. We just gelled together to create our own brand of rock and roll.” “We all have very different styles musically, but all of our styles blend really well,” said guitarist Jeremy Tolleson. “From the first time I played with these guys, I knew these were the guys I wanted to work with.” With every member of the band contributing their own style, both with music and lyrics, Smith says it creates a fresh sound. “When you have one person in a band creating the sound, the music tends to get stale. We have a well-rounded spectrum of music that ranges from nice and heavy rock to heart wrenching power stuff,” said Smith. “We try to write material that is simple, hits you in the soul and pulls you in.” The band describes their live shows as a high energy, rock-n-roll performances. “During our performances, we meet the audience half-way, between what we want to do artistically and what we think people are going to enjoy,” said guitarist Patrick Pacheco. “We try to mold ourselves after things that work and have been successful,” said Smith. One important decision that the members strongly agree on is to remain an original band. “We’re not in it for that one minute of gratification. We’ re in it because our heart and passion is in writing music…music that we can be proud of,” said Smith. “Our music is created from every day issues that our listeners can easily relate to,” he said. “They’re about relationships and things we all go through. They’re about having faith, being strong and seeing through it. “There’s nothing more personally and artistically satisfying than doing what I love and getting somewhere with it,” said Tolleson. “Already at this point, I consider us a very successful band with what we’ve accomplished in a relatively short period of time. “It’s been very rewarding.” “We’ve really begun to define our sound over the past six months, and we’re trying to capitalize on that sound in our writing and our focus,” said bassist Kevin Arruda. Finding that signature sound seemed to come just in time, as Resin recently became finalists in the WBRU Rock Hunt, which, along with the release of their CD, is one of the bands biggest accomplishments yet. “It was just our ninth and tenth shows and we were competing with bands that had been around and kicking for a long time. It was great to be recognized at that stage. We were playing in front of 600 people and we did pretty good,” said Smith. “I’m in a band with four guys who are really level-headed, really good thinkers who are really good at what they do. We’ve had so many little accomplishments that are all part of the dream coming together,” said Smith. “We’re in it for the long haul. If obstacles come up, we’re just going to get by it and keep on trucking,” said vocalist Ron Dallaire. For more information, visit their website at or

- The Scene

"Rockin' Out with Resin"

Article by Paul Sanguinetti, correspondent

It's a rare find these days to come across a band that is quite as dedicated to making quality, positive rock music as Fall River's latest gem, Resin, is. Their mission: to save the ailing rock scene from its almost eminent path to extinction (or at least mediocrity). Just turn on the radio these days and you're likely to hear another souled out Black Eyed Peas pop tune, a Kanye hit, the newest American Idol release, or some emo I just broke up with my girlfriend song. While some of the previous may do well for some people, and most certainly serves its purpose to some extent, it's safe to say that the modern music stage and especially the rock scene, is need of some salvation.

My first encounter with Resin came about a month ago when I attended WBRU's Rock Hunt at Club Giza in Providence, R.I. I had already started to hear a lot of buzz about the band when I saw them at the club. They played an impressive set that rocked the crowd and landed them a spot in the finals the following Friday. I attended the finals as well and witnessed an all out musical assault. The performance was highly energetic and quickly got the crowd moving. The guitars wailed, the bass lines thumped, the drums pounded in perfect sync, and the vocals soared through the thick envelope of sound. The house was rockin', thanks to Resin.

Despite their best of efforts, and much to the dismay of their fans, Resin did not win the Rock Hunt that evening. The Sleazies took the top slot, but it wasn't a loss by any means for the Fall River rock band. They walked away with pride and respect, and more fuel to burn for what would lie ahead.

"Sure, it would have been nice to win," said bassist Kevin Arruda, "but we were just happy to be there and make it as far as we did."

I had the chance to meet with the band after their set. Behind the bad boy facade were genuine and sincere individuals. I was surprised by the respect they immediately gave me, having never met me before. They talked openly about their music and who they were as a band.

Resin formed two years ago when bassist Kevin Arruda and guitarist Patrick Pacheco joined forces with frontman Ron Dallaire and drummer Steve Smith. They got the name Resin from Kevin and Patrick's work in the marine industry. The resins, used in their everyday work, served as a bond or glue. This concept tied over into their work as a band, and conveyed the relationship shared by the members both personally and musically. After years of playing and trying to put together the real deal, the four members finally pieced together the group that they had always dreamed about. A year later guitarist Jeremy Tolleson was added to the lineup to further expand their sound. The package was now complete.

One thing that the band shared was their love of rock, and the feeling that the current scene wasn't offering much in terms of good music. Far gone are the glory days of rock, the ones that made our generation rebel as youths against suburban complacency. The music that made us realize the hollowness of society and the desire that burns in us all for something greater, something realÿ groups like Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam.

In response to this, Resin decided that they were going to attempt to revive the music that has defined America for the last fifty years.

Resin's music is charged, heavy, melodic, sentimental, and positive all at the same time. The music resonates themes of love, hope, faith and persevering, even though their main goal is to simply write and play good music. They convey raw emotion without the reliance of explicit language. Their positive attitude and healthy lifestyle serve as a good role model for the youth and proves that sometimes you can still be bad, while being good.

Resin has been well received by a wide fan base and has been soaring in popularity as of late. In the past month alone they have had write ups in the Providence Phoenix, the Providence Journal, the Standard Times, Motif Magazine, and the Fall River Spirit, and their songs are being requested on radio stations from the Cape to Worcester.

On top of all this, the quintet is working with local charities and are using their influence to give back to the community. The band is currently working with the Wish Come True Foundation and is planning a benefit concert at Durfee High School to be held in the nearby future.

The band recently held a CD release party for their first release, Truth Be Told, at the Eagle in Fall River, MA. The event was a big success and featured a special acoustic performance by the group. The set showed that Resin could rock just as hard unplugged, and were on top of their game. The night resumed with opening act, Mindfold, pumping the crowd up before Resin's electric performance. The Eagle was packed by this point, and the joint was jumping to the very end of the night.

The album - Southcoast 24/7


LP - Truth be Told - Released on February 25, 2006


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Massachusetts has long been known for its vibrant rock scene. With Aerosmith, Staind and Godsmack all hailing from this state, it has repeatedly been a proven breeding ground for successful rock bands. A promising new band has emerged from Massachusetts by the name of Resin. Resin is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned greats, by taking their music to a national stage. When listening to their music, the bands great sense of melody quickly become evident. Even after a first listen, their hook filled choruses leave an infectious imprint on you. Combining their intuitive musical talent with their poster boy good looks, it is evident they have the ingredients for a successful rock band.

Individually, they are fronted by Ron Dallaire. With powerful vocals and an energetic demeanor, he shines during the bands live performances. He has crafted his talent with highly acclaimed vocal coach Mark Baxter. Who’s long list of clients include Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), and John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls).
Dualing six stringers Pat Pacheco and Jeremy Tolleson add color to the mix, with their accenting individual styles which blend into Resin’s core sound.
Rounding out the band is the rhythm section, with bassist Kevin Arruda and drummer Steve Smith (who is endorsed by the premier maker of Vistalite drums, RCI International). Their mixture of groove laden basslines married with hard rock drumming make the two of them a solid low end tandem.

A full length studio recorded album produced by Grammy nominated producer Joe Moody, is near completion. Plans are to self release their debut album sometime in early 2006, with the hopes of it being picked up by a major recording label in the future.

Whether in their rehearsal studio in Fall River, locked up in a recording studio in Providence or on stage electrifying crowds, Resin is hard at work trying to be the next great band to come from Massachusetts. And with songs screaming for radio play, energizing live performances and a rapidly growing fan base, the future looks blindingly bright for this band.