Plus TEN Questions with KALEIDO

If you are looking for some fresh new rock music, with a little bit of everything from No Doubt to Guns N’ Roses you need to check out Kaleido and their new album “EXPERIENCE”. This is an album waiting to hear what is next as you listen from song to song.

Gwen Steffani meets modern rock with classic guitar riffs of the 80’s rock family. Definitely worth a listen. Check out the video and see for yourself. The band’s sound is made up of a blend of their musical backgrounds, influences artists and personal styles, which makes this band unique and some music to get excited about listening to.

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 is 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 debut full-length album “EXPERIENCE” was released on May 19th, 2017 and 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 unprecedented 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. “Trouble In Paradise”, the second single, 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 new single “Die Tryin” is a rock anthem to stepping up to the plate, taking your swings – and never backing down from a challenge. Kaleido is on tour with Seether in May and June, Rob Zombie in July. “Life resembles a kaleidoscope. Ever changing, intricate, and beautiful.”

Check out the video for “Die Tryin”


Northeast Rock Review TEN Questions with Kaleido

Q. For those who may not be familiar with your band. How did this all come about and how long have you been together? Where are you from? How did you find each other?

A. (CC) Christina Chriss: We’re from Detroit, MI and we started Kaleido about 5 years ago. We met coming up in different bands in the local Detroit music scene & hit it off immediately.

Q. Listening to the new album, Experience. It has a unique sound that wants you waiting to see what’s next. It has a sound like Gwen Stefani meets 80’s rock. It’s a unique sound that certainly has the best of both worlds in a musical sense. How did this sound evolve?

A. CC: We just do what we do and it comes out sounding like us. That’s Kaleido. Diversely influenced musicians that blend and bend genres.

Q. On this tour, what are you most looking forward to?

A. CC: Finally releasing our new album “EXPERIENCE” to new markets and new people across the country. We love meeting new fans!

Q. Have you of toured in the New England region? Favorite venues, experiences, etc., if any?

A. CC: Yes we have, and mostly on this tour in fact! We really loved playing The House of Blues in Boston. Great crowds and very fun shows so far! Northeast fans know how to rock.

Q. Name three bands/artists that might be found in your music listening collection right now? Music that you listen to regularly.

A. CC: Bring Me The Horizon, Foo Fighters, Guns n’ Roses

Q. What was the first concert you ever attended?

Joey Fava: The Guess Who & Joe Cocker
Zach Bolling: Ted Nugent, KISS & Aerosmith
Ronnie Rosolino: Jimmy Eat World & Blink 182

Q. Favorite 80’s rock band?

Unanimous: Guns n’ Roses

Q. What was the favorite era of music?

Unanimous: 70’s & 90’s

Q. What was your first album that you ever bought?

Joey Fava: Soundgarden – “Superunknown”
Zach Bolling: Iron Maiden – “Number of the Beast”
Ronnie Rosolino: “Kid Rock – Devil Without A Cause”

Q. Can you tell us about your upcoming tour? What are you most looking forward to?

A. It’s going to rock and you’re going to want to see it in person. Tour in general – Playing shows, making new fans, and seeing the world!

Check out KALEIDO’s new album and catch them on tour with Seether/Letters From The Fire/Through Fire, Rob Zombie dates in July. Sure to be an entertaining show.

May 22 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live **
May 24 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall **
May 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall **
May 26 – Sturtevant, WI – Route 20 ^
May 27 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium **
May 31 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s ^^
Jun. 01 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House **
Jun. 03 – Paradise, CA – White Water Saloon ^^
Jun. 05 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore***
Jun. 06 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues***
Jun. 07 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre***
Jun. 10 – Saint Louis, MO -The Pageant***
July 14th – Rob Zombie dates start

* w/ Seether & Letters From The Fire
*** w/ Seether & Through Fire
^ w/ Letters From The Fire
^^ Kaleido headline


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