I saw Scarlet Roads last week in a California club. I had gone to review another band and they just jumped out at me. so much R&B and rock energy. The back of the club was full o dancing people and the front full of people who would dance if there had been room. These 6 kids not far out of music school nailed it.
Scarlet Roads are on a musical journey that has taken them from the U.S. to Canada and Europe. Armed with a dynamic dose of R&B/Rock flavored jams, the six members that make up the band are true road warriors. In fact, the name Scarlet Roads was inspired by their constant traveling to play gigs. Says James Jannetty (keyboards / lead vocals) “the name comes from traveling from Hollywood to the desert to play shows...taking the Scarlet Roads.”
Like so many great bands before them, Scarlet Roads have honed their skills on the road in front of live audiences and earned a solid following built at legendary clubs like The House of Blues, The Viper Room, Malibu Inn, Molly Malone’s, The Hood, Schmidy’s Pub, and the iconic Red Barn in Palm Desert, to name a few. Most weekends you can find Scarlet Roads playing a local club somewhere in Southern California. Their unique blend of R&B and rock keeps fans dancing all night long.
“We guarantee you will hear great music AND have a great time at a Scarlet Roads show,” says Kaylee Bergin, lead vocalist. "The only thing we can't guarantee is whether it will be a night in which Saxy does one of his famous bar walks with his sax or a night in which audience members will start taking their clothes off."
Scarlet Roads was formed in the halls of the famed Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA. Each band member has studied their craft of songwriting, musicianship, and performing for years and that dedication shows on stage and in the studio. Despite the band members average age of 24, this band rocks like seasoned music veterans.
“Being up on stage with the band is a very important outlet for me because my expression is deeply rooted in performing and improvising,” said Frank Caito, bass. “I love when the energy on stage is received by the audience and given back to us, it creates a great cycle.”
The band recently entered Westlake Studios with Grammy-Award winning producer Bob Cutarella to record a slew of original songs that showcase the band’s high energy sound and musical chops. The resulting record will be released sometime early 2014.
Scarlet Roads is: Peter RJ Bergin (drums/percussion/backing vocals); Kaylee Bergin (lead vocals/keyboards); Frank Caito (bass/backing vocals), Stephen “Saxy” Herring (saxophone/percussion/backing vocals); James Jannetty (keyboards/lead vocals) and Claudio Tristano (lead guitar/backing vocals). They come from a variety of backgrounds including Vancouver, Canada and Pomarico, Italy as well as Connecticut, Alaska, and Alabama, USA. And they are coming to Music Friday.