Katerpillar Live Molly Malones Fri March 19th 9:30pm 575 S Fairfax Ave Los Angeles / Hollywood 90036Posted over 3 years ago
Background: Katerpillar begins and ends with the music. In 2003, singer songwriter Rod Soriano, fresh from a painful breakup, sat down in his home studio to pen and compose ten original tracks just to prove that he could do it alone. Having already lent his talents to multiple collaborative groups including Ocean Hero and Aether, Rod decided it was time to go solo under the name Katerpillar to mark the transition out of his previous personal and musical relationships. He chose the debut-album title “Metamorphosis” to reflect his notions of breaking free from the past and evolving both personally and musically. With many legs to stand on, it wasn’t long before Katerpillar took flight. “Metamorphosis” garnered a local buzz when Rod began performing solo, acoustic open mic nights around Hollywood. Talent bookers began approaching him wanting press packets, wanting to talk to his management, and fans wanted more, none of which existed at the time. Meanwhile, Rod’s good friend Steve Henao, who would come out to Rod’s acoustic shows, offered to help out with booking. Unbeknownst to Rod at the time, Steve also picked up a bass and began studying the bass lines on “Metamorphosis.” As Katerpillar’s name circulated, and the need for a physical band grew, Steve stepped up to the plate and was a natural shoo in for the title of bassist. Call it kismet, but within weeks, Steve was introduced to friend-of-a-friend Tio Pac, a percussionist with many years of experience playing with greats such as Big Jay McNeely, Tony Allen, The Flamingos, Marvin and Johnny, Coasters, and many more. The trio met up for a jam session, and it was clear that Tio offered what would become a Latin-fused signature accent to Katerpillar’s groove-rock sound. By 2006, the Katerpillar trio gigged from Orange County to North Hollywood, adding a few guest artists to the mix along the way. One of those guest artists was the world famous DJ Hazze, who has collaborated with Katerpillar in Their latest E.P “From The B-boy Vault” adding another signature accent to groove-rock, the B-boy sound. As their buzz grew, so did the size of the venues they played, and it became obvious they’d need a drummer. They began “dating” drummers, and two-timing on the side, before happily settling down with drumming sensation Carl Marrelli brining a heavy greasy hand to the mix. Driving from experimental, classic rock, and drum and bass music Carl’s drumming in Katerpillar sets the pocket and presence, providing the right foundation for this new sound to stand upon. Now a fully cohesive band with an unmistakable and eclectic signature sound, a little something for everyone, Katerpillar has gigged from Orange County to Ojai and is going stronger than ever. The rest is musical history in the making. For information please contact: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.KATERPILLARMUSIC.COM ..
Interests: Playing music, loving life