Biography


Who We Are:

Vendetta Rose is a modern, hard rock band based out of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

A rift in the cosmos led to the teaming up of a group of talented young musicians ready to take the world on a rock and roll musical journey. Rising from the wreckage of several musical projects, Alec Demello, Nick Marrotta, Ryan Graci, Kyle Crowley and John Matlosz joined forces to form Vendetta Rose. Their blend of emotional lyrics, sweet melodies and powerful guitar driven riffs are from the heart and soul of real world experience. Though newly formed, the members of Vendetta Rose are no strangers to the stage having played major venues such as the Count Basie Theater, The Paramount Theater and the Starland Ballroom along with multiple appearances at many NJ venues including the Stone Pony, The Saint, The Wonder Bar, Dingbatz and The Brighton Bar. As well, members have had the privilege to share the stage and play alongside of musical luminaries such as Corey Glover and Doug Wimbish from Living Colour, Rob Trujillo from Metallica, Johnny Farina from Santo and Johnny as well as Rock Roll Hall of Famers Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Brigati and Steve Van Zandt.

With musical influences that range from Led Zeppelin and Iron Maiden to the Foo Fighters and Aerosmith, the Vendetta Rose passion for music shines through their dynamic stage performance and the songs they write. Vendetta Rose is looking forward to releasing their first EP “Tilted Directions” March 2019.

 
alec_demello.jpg

Alec Demello

A true veteran of the stage. Alec has been performing live since the age of 11. He brings a level of power and emotion to his lyrics that are well beyond his 17 years. Singing at venues large and small, Alec has had the opportunity to share the stage with diverse musical icons such as Rob Trujillo from Metallica and Johnny Farina from Santo and Johnny as well as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Jon Bon Jovi and Eddie Brigati.

 
 
ryan_graci.jpg

Ryan Graci

Ryan has been playing guitar since he was 6 years old. His musical influences include Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Though only 14 years old, Ryan is a veteran of many live performances including sharing the stage with Bruce Springsteen and Steve Van Zandt at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park.

 
 
nick_marrotta.jpg

Nick Marrotta

Nick has been playing and writing music in the rock, heavy metal genre since the age of 14. His musical influences include Iron Maiden and Bon Jovi. By the age of 19, he has contributed guitar tracks on multiple recordings and has recorded guitar tracks and appeared in two music videos for vocalist Mariel Darling. He has also had the opportunity to perform live with Doug Wimbish and Corey Glover from Living Colour.

 
 
kyle_crowley.jpg

Kyle Crowley

As an 18 year-old multi-instrumentalist that includes guitar, keyboards and saxophone, Kyle has chosen to bring his dynamic stylings on bass in Vendetta Rose. Having been playing since the age of 13, he currently studies bass with John (JD) DeServio from Black Label Society. He has extensive live performance experience at major venues including The Stone Pony and The House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ as well as the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, NJ

 
 
john_matlosz.jpg

John Matlosz

John has been playing the drums since the age of 4. At the age of 18 he brings a combination of rhythmic power and style to Vendetta Rose. His energetic stage presence has developed from years of live performance at venues such as the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and The Saint in Asbury Park. John has also had the opportunity to play in support of Work in Progress, Gaten Matarazzo from the TV show Stranger Things band, to a sold out crowd at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.