Who is in the band?
Joe Rubino (guitar), Al Bodas (drums) and Anthony Valbiro (vocals).
Where are you from?
We are from Port Chester, New York, USA.
How would you describe yourselves?
Our sound is a mix of hard rock and pop. I think the best description of our sound came from a blog about us (http://theimpalerspeaks.com/search/colette), which describes our songs as having “melodic power and vulnerability.” Throughout the song writing process, we go through great efforts to say something from the heart and truly connect with our audience.
Who are your main influences musically?
To name a few, some of our influences are Incubus, Soundgarden, and Shinedown.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We have achieved everything we set out to do thus far. Looking back on the past year, we created music that is very special to us and we will move forward in the same way. Ultimately, we want our lyrics and melodies to move people and inspire.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
A forgettable moment took place when Joe and Al first started out and part of another band that had a gig at a local bar. We were following up a metal act so we came on stage with a lot of energy. Joe quickly broke one of his guitar strings and had to fake his way through the guitar solo, as the lead singer forgot most of the song! Although this is very forgettable, this taught us how to make it through a song when everything goes wrong.
If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
The song we choose to represent our music is, “Complicated.” This song truly captures our sound through melodic variation throughout the verse, and a hard-hitting hook for the chorus.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Twitter/ Instagram: @Colettetheband