beginnings, and influences can be traced back almost
to the same roots as many of his same hero's today. Rosco
got started on his back porch banging on paint cans when he was just
4 years old. Even at this early stage his parents saw that Rosco had
potential so they began to plant the seeds and bought him a drum set.
The drums were his first instrument and by the time he was just eleven
years old he was already involved with playing professionally. Eventually
after a short time, he tired of being in the back so he broke down and
decided to ask his mother to buy him a guitar. Mom clearly saw he
was serious and got him his first real guitar, a Gibson S-G Junior. As
luck would have it, his brother who was older than he was into all kinds
of different music so he turned the young guitar player on to Jimi Hendrix,
Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush, Al Green, Sly and The Family Stone, The
Beatles and so many more.
By the time Rosco hit his thirteenth birthday he was
gigging as a guitarist and singer. At that point he wasn’t too
serious about his voice but a lot of people told him he had a good voice,
so he got more into it as time went on. Funny how life leads down many
roads, because this has led to traveling all over the world and experiencing
record deals with top companies such as BMG, Island Records and Universal
A unique blend of psychedelic rock, soul and blues with
some spicy Latin rhythms. Creating quite a buzz wherever he plays with
his infectious grooves. Engaging audiences with his high octane shows
and passionate playing, Rosco’s musical history is well documented.
From his debut release on Zoo/BMG Records. The single "NEON MOONLIGHT" made
the hit trackers top 100 of the year. Produced by the legendary Peter
Wolf who has worked with many well-established artists such as Santana,
Chicago, Frank Zappa and many others. With special guest star Vinnie
Colaiuta playing drums.
He was later signed in London by Universal Records where
he released a spanish CD called "Bendita La Fe" which features
on a few numbers, producers Desmond Child and Robby Rosa. Desmond has worked
with some of the biggest artists in the industry such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi,
Alice Cooper and many others. Robby Rosa was responsible for the production
and writing of Ricky Martin's biggest hits.
Rosco also can be heard on the soundtrack
of the motion picture film "The Perez Family" starring Marisa
Tomei, Alfred Molina and Anjelica Huston.His guitar wizardry and vocals
are both sensual and wild and leaves audiences in awe at every show.
Rosco has toured extensively in the U.S.A. and Europe. He has shared
the stage with many great artists: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant during
their Page Plant phase, ZZ Top, Prince, Dave Matthews, The Cure, Stevie
Wonder, Stephen Stills and The Neville Brothers to name just a few.
If there was a way to go back in time and do things differently
in his career, Rosco feels he would have listened less to management
and producers and go with his own gut. Sometimes being true to your feelings
is the right way to go even though it may look tempting at the time to
listen to others. There is no particular method to his songwriting or
recording process and the approach changes every day, but when asked
about this Rosco shares with us that he is unbelievably inspired right
now on so many different levels. and you can expect to feel this inspiration
on his latest batch of tunes.
As a performer Rosco believes the business side and
artists can much better work together just by having more faith in one
another. Over the years there have been many great experiences in the
business, and playing for so many different audiences and feeling their
energy on stage really turns Rosco on and is his reason for performing.
He feels to be focusing on the negative is a waste of time and instead
he turns to the road of persevering.
far as his career over the next five years? he states it simply and clear,
"I’ll let God decide that. He hasn’t
let me down so far." Rosco
and the band are currently
writing and recording a new CD and he is very much looking forward to going
back out on tour to deliver his new music to his fans and hopefully continue
to pick up more believers along the way. After all is said and done Rosco
feels "My contribution is a quote, Stay true to yourself and your
art”. Thanks Rosco for sharing your art and soul with us. We look forward
to checking you out again in the near future.