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Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF

Cleveland, Ohio, United States | SELF
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"Rosella @ Mid Point Music Fest"

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"Got Post Grunge?"

"Got post grunge?: There's no denying Rosella- Ian Leffel (guitar), Chris Urminiski (drums), Ben Marthey (vocals), Chris Dudas (guitar) and Sean Barbarotta (bass) - has a sweet spot for 90's guitar rock. The only question is whether Northeast Ohio is ready for the band's unabashed love for the Stone Temple Pilots. "I definitly feel like there's a scene going on," said Marthey, an Apple Creek native who graduated in 2000 from Wayne County's Waynedale Highschool. "We've been playing with bands like Disown, Second Half, Audible Thread and I feel like there's a solid core going on in music in cleveland. I think there just needs to be a band that can break through it all and bring the heat back to Cleveland." Among the power-charged tracks on the band's recently released debut, "Seasons," is the vocally enhanced megaphone song "Bullet Proof." Check out the five-piece at 8 tonight at the Jigsaw Saloon & Stage..." - The Plain Dealer

"SawKick Media Interview"

Rossella’s quintet rock attack has taken Cleveland by storm. Its catchy and potent brand of rock has attracted attention from local heavy weights inside the industry. The bands 2006 debut album, Seasons, received considerable radio play on some of the areas better known rock and college stations. The steady air play allowed them opportunities to up for such national acts like O.A.R., Black Light Burns, and Ghost Machine. We nabbed the gentleman to talk about their upcoming gig with Paramore, the progress of new material, and the bands production skills. - SawKick Media

"Buzzbin Magazine Review"

" People were pointing, and mouths were open as Rosella wrapped up their set. And everybody was only saying one thing... "Those guys rocked it man, just ROCKED IT."

"Rosella is one HELL of a Show."

Full Review here: - Buzzbin Magazine

"Pressure Magazine December 06 Issue"

"....choruses are catchy and left me wanting to hear more."
~Pressure Magazine - Pressure Magazine

"The Plain Dealer Local Spotlight, Rosella"

Local spotlight: Rosella
Friday, January 26, 2007



Considering the post-grunge zeitgeist still seemingly has a stranglehold over rock radio, the timing appears right for Cleveland band Rosella's debut effort "Seasons," which is filled with familiar crunchy chords and heavy grooves. Among the highlights on the 10-track album are the Incubus-esque "Pay No Mind" and the Stone Temple Pilots-influenced "Picture Frames." The latter comparison stems more from the fuzzed-out guitar riffs and less from the use of a megaphone (a la Scott Weiland). What seems to be lacking on "Seasons" is a hint of future direction or individual style. However, it's this same mind-set that finds plenty of national bands garnering mass appeal. So why not Rosella's "Seasons" in 2007?

John Benson
Grade: B

- The Plain Dealer

"Loundonville Bike and Rib Festival"

Rosella... Is there words for that performance other than FUCKING AWESOME!! It was honestly one of the best live shows I've seen. Their music kicked ass and their stage show was great so that made it extra beautiful. I didn't get to talk to them really because I had to go but I'll be in contact for sure.
- Burke's Management Services


2006 Debut Album - Seasons - 10 tracks
2011 2nd Album - Truth, Lies & Deceit - 13 tracks
2011 "Salt The Wound" FREE download single
2011 "Life" - Single
2011 "Peripheral" - Single
2011 "Fate & Probability" - SIngle


Awarded Rock Band of the Year 2008 by the Cleveland Free Times

Free Times Artist of the Week 6/20/07

"Bulletproof" from "Seasons" was included on the Skratch Magazine Vol 6 Compilation CD Distributed at Coachella 2007.


Paramore '08
O.A.R '07
Augustana '07
Black Light Burns, May '07
Amity Lane, Dec '06
Ghost Machine, Dec '06
Hydrovibe, Dec '06



Rosella is the product of five individual musical experiences. Formed in 2006, their music is the audible testament of the band's singular vision-- original and honest rock. Rosella is a restless energy who wants their fans to have the best. The band rewards the listener; every song idea is an opportunity to push themselves into new dynamics.

The band's new album "Truth, Lies & Deceit" was recorded at Conquistidor Studios in 2011 and features thoughtful hits like "Mut" and "Moving Forward." This album is a collection of purpose built songs to move you and make you stand up and shout. Rosella continues to evoke their collective conscious in every song.

Live, Rosella maintains the integrity of their recordings. It is this commitment, as well as their commanding and relentless stage presence that is contributing to their continuously growing fan base. They have also been invited to share the stage with artists such as CREED, PARAMORE, O.A.R, & AUGUSTANA. As Rosella continues to demonstrate their talent and potential; it's only a matter of time until the rest of the world catches up.