We are excited to officially announce that Italian progressive rock band, Barock Project, has been signed to ROSfest 2018 and will appear as the third band on Saturday, May 5th. The band was formed by keyboardist Luca Zabbini and developed as a unit in the first half of the 2000’s. Their breakthrough came in 2012 with the release of their third album, “Coffee In Neukölln”. Since then, interest in the band has soared worldwide strengthened by the quality of their most recent albums “Skyline” (2015) and “Detachment” (2017).
The band aims to create material with a foundation in classical (baroque) music, incorporating jazz harmonies and rock instruments explored within a pop music structure: A reinvention of the approach used by the seminal progressive rock bands of the 1970’s. The result is subtly quirky, but accessible and melodic progressive rock of the kind that hits home with progressive rock fans of all ages and across multiple interest groups within the progressive rock universe.
The foursome of Luca Zabbini, Marco Mazzuoccolo, Francesco Caliendo and Eric Ombelli are a proven quality live band as firmly documented on their live album, “Vivo” (2016). We are excited to be able to bring this band to the US. We regard Barock Project as the new bearer for the coming generations of progressive rock bands and know that their music will thrill the audience at ROSfest 2018.