Dominic Adams (guitar, lead vocals, and keys) came up through the wide and treeless streets of Southern California’s suburban sprawl, where he first discovered The Beatles, The Clash, and gasoline-powered tennis ball cannons. From a family of eleven, he found a refuge in music and new energy in local radio like KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. After years of songwriting and, in the grip of a new creative flush, Dominic went looking for a collaborator and found:
Adrian Noack (drums), who grew up in West and East Berlin, before moving to Southern California as a teenager falling in love with drum line and jazz band. Adrian soaked up Tito Puente, Sixpence None the Richer, Coolio, Sheryl Crow, BB King, John Mayer, Incubus and the Foo Fighters. His first touring gig was with Acapulco Radio, which played the tiki circuit, ending in San Diego at the famed Tiki Oasis but has played with bands: Watterson, Oh Girl, Dual Play, and Watson in his previous adventures. Adrian looks forward to taking LAROCA LAROCA on the road.
Aubrey Situmorang comes to LAROCA LAROCA to play the bass from Indonesia by way of Los Angeles. She has been immersed in the western and eastern music cultures throughout her life, making her a naturally intuitive musician full of creativity. Citing Jamie Cullum as her early inspiration, she is always in the loop on popular music particularly R&B, hip-hop, fusion, jazz, and pop.
Proving her high caliber quality in the music industry, she toured with “The Life and Music of George Michael” around the 12 states of North America in 2022.
Riccardo Gresino plays keys for LAROCA LAROCA and does a little but of everything here is LA. Born in Italy, he grew up listening and playing Brit Rock and Jazz. Riccardo Gresino has performed alongside jazz musicians such as Gianni Coscia, Fabio Morgera, Anais Drago and Paolo Pellegatti and he is currently performing, recording and producing for different artists like AM Dandy, Tristan Simone, Anna Margo and Stephània.
His tasty and personal sound blends with Hip Hop and Lo-fi creating a cinematic atmosphere.
João Perussi plays lead guitar in LAROCA LAROCA and absolutely delights his band mates and audience members with the absolutely tastiest licks during his solos and features.
LAROCA LAROCA is a reverberation of the many paths that these musicians took to Los Angeles where they began playing together in 2022. Muscular and lyrical, their first record, Into The Night, was recorded in 2020