Roses and Revolutions

Locations: Rochester - NY
Genres: Pop


Whether you're hearing them at New York City's intimate club Rockwood Music Hall, or on stage in front of 30,000 people at the Xerox International Jazz Festival, the music of Roses and Revolutions stays grounded in sensitive songwriting and unique musicianship.

Musically, the band successfully blends the classic singer-songwriter sensibilities of Jackson Browne and Carole King with the modern elements employed by artists like Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Colbie Caillat.

Formerly Tinted Image, the duo of Alyssa Rose Coco and Matt Merritt were called to collaborate as Roses and Revolutions with the goal of making intimate connections with a wide audience through music. The group’s sound is earnest and emotive, and has garnered favorable comparisons to Ingrid Michaelson, O.A.R., Sheryl Crow, and Ryan Star, all of whom Roses and Revolutions have been fortunate enough to share the stage with as a support act.

The band’s sound on Earth and Everything is driven by Coco’s sensible piano-pop instincts and Merritt’s tasteful and melodic guitar parts. The instrumentation on Earth and Everything is diverse, offering hints of cello on the uplifting first track “Home” and “When A Heart Gives Out”, and latin percussion on “Paper Thin”.

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