Detroit claims a long line of musical trendsetters. Perhaps there’s something in the water, or maybe it’s the blue collar, put-up-or-shut-up mentality, but the Motor City has served as fertile ground for musical geniuses ranging from Alice Cooper and Kid Rock to Eminem and Bob Seger.
Kaleido – comprised of Christina Chriss (vocals), Joey Fava (drums), Ronnie Rosolino (rhythm guitar), Cody Morales (bass) and Zach Bolling (lead guitar) – is a fresh, modern day Detroit incarnation of rock n’ roll. Their upcoming 2017 debut full-length album “EXPERIENCE” is straight, unadulterated, feel it in your soul rock with flourishes of pop, R&B, punk & funk undertones – and hooks for days. At the core, Kaleido is reminiscent of the piss-and-vinegar, stadium rock of a young Guns N’ Roses crossed and fused with the lovable, fun and energetic sensibilities of an early No Doubt. Their authentic and memorable songs are highlighted by an explosive live show, both of which quickly gained them notoriety in the Detroit music scene.
Named Best Band in Detroit by Real Detroit Weekly in both 2013 & 2014, plus having won two Detroit Music Awards in 2015 for “Outstanding Rock/Pop Group” and “Outstanding Rock Recording” for their second independent EP ‘Unbreakable’, they have since taken the show on the road, lighting up stages on the Van’s Warped Tour, Rockstar Uproar Festival, Summerfest & CMJ Music Marathon and opened for Aerosmith, Slash, Kid Rock, The Offspring, Sammy Hagar, Evanescence, Halestorm, Ace Frehley of Kiss, Twenty One Pilots and countless others.
Kaleido recently wrapped up their latest US tour with groundbreaking rock legends Living Colour and their first tour of the United Kingdom with Alien Ant Farm and Hed PE in October 2016. The first single released from “EXPERIENCE”, titled “Love & War” (co-written and featuring Dryden Mitchell of Alien Ant Farm), won an unprecendented 27 nights on 89x The New Rock Alternative People’s Choice, and was consequently retired as the most winning song of all time on the station. “I knew it was a special song right off the bat,” says Christina Chriss. “Kaleido and Alien Ant Farm were hanging out at Mike Cosgrove’s house (drummer of Alien Ant Farm) in Riverside (California) and we just started recording. I sat down with Dryden to work out the lyrics and it ended up being one of the coolest, most memorable writing experiences I’ve ever had. It was one of those times where the stars align, the vibe is just right, and it all falls together.” “Trouble In Paradise”, the second single, also holds a very special place in the band’s hearts. “It was the first song that we all wrote together,” recalls Joey Fava. “We went to a cabin up north for a weekend writing session, set up our gear and the song came to life on the spot.” “I love the eeriness of this song,” adds Christina. “What appears perfect, usually isn’t. You never really know what’s hiding below the surface”. The song combines hard hitting 808’s, pounding live drums, a bouncy rhythm, beautifully eerie vocals, soaring melodies and harmonizing guitars with a funky reggae inspired bass line. Trouble In Paradise blends and bends genres, creating a fresh, new sound. The collection of songs on the album “EXPERIENCE” captures the highs and lows of life – the duality that many will easily relate to – symbolizing what the band defines at its very core. “I really opened up and let it all out on this record,” Christina admits. “It was just time for me to show the good and the bad, the sides of myself that I haven’t talked about until now. Through all of the ups and the downs, it’s these experiences that have made me who I am and have gotten me to where I am in my life.” “I named the band Kaleido because life reminded me a lot of a kaleidoscope. Ever changing, intricate, and beautiful.”