James Rotondi’s globe-trotting life in music, the performing arts, and journalism includes playing headlining gigs at European rock festivals, writing cover stories for Japanese guitar magazines, studying Shakespeare at British drama schools, and composing music for global television and media outlets. Now a resident of New York City, Rotondi is currently a member of NYC super-groups The Cringe and Dexter Lake, a composer for music houses like Duo-Tone and Volume, a contributing writer for Sound & Vision and Premier Guitar magazines, and a voice-over and vocal specialist with credits including Disney, Snapple and many others. In addition, he blogs about politics, music and spirituality for the Huffington Post, and leads his own band, Roto’s Magic Act, whose new album, Into the Unknown will be released in 2014. Click here for a complete CV.
Lots of cool things happening so far in 2014. After a winter of opening dates for Cowboy Mouth with my buddies in the Cringe, rocking out with my @SongDivision crew in Dallas and Orlando, and recording fresh tracks for the Grassy Knoll and Spy Empire, my band Roto’s Magic Act is back with a slew of great gigs: March 10 at 8PM at Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg; March 13 at Big Red Sun in Austin, TX during SxSW (with a badass all-Austin version of the band!); and April 16 at Bowery Electric with the full NYC RMA crew. What’s more, my new CD, Into the Unknown, is very close to completion and I’ll be taking pre-orders soon!
Presto! Let’s make 2014 the Year of Magical Thinking!
A new Original project from Roto will be coming soon. Be sure to check out Roto’s Magic Act in the next few days!