March 29, 2021

Vincent LaRussa is an American singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Before The Storm being his debut release which features just the seven songs with a running time of around 29-minutes so it is either a full album or merely an EP and I guess the choice is yours to make.

It seems that he LaRussa has been a live musician for a number of years so it has taken some time for him to finally lay down some tracks and what he has produced a very enjoyable and easy listening melodic rock album with shades of early Michael Bolton and probably Toto on a day when they were in a mood to record some light and slightly pop rock tracks. I do not mean this in any derogatory fashion but more to point out that it is on the softer side of melodic rock with leanings towards pop and this is music that will most certainly appeal to the mainstream rock fan.

The songs are all immediate and dreamy being beautifully composed and ideal for radio airplay and all he needs is just a little luck such as being put on the playlist of one of the radio bigger stations. LaRussa is a talented musician too and he has a pleasant and easy going vocal delivery as well as playing the guitar, bass and drums. He has also brought in a very talented and much in demand team of musicians to help bring his music to life.

Hopefully, this work will inspire him to record more music as the material here shows a talented musician and a most accomplished song writer. Available on the usual streaming platforms but also check out his website at vincentlarussamusic.

Before The Storm track list

  1. Empty Room (LaRussa/Adler) (4:02)
  2. On The Ground (LaRussa) (4:46)
  3. Before The Storm (LaRussa) (4:46)
  4. Won’t Be Lonely (LaRussa/Adler/Carter) (4:11)
  5. Thin Air (LaRussa/DiNovo) (3:20)
  6. I’ve Fallen Out Of Love (LaRussa/Adler) (3:48)
  7. Look Into My Eyes (LaRussa/Carter) (3:44)

Vincent LaRussa – vocals, drums, bass, guitar, lead guitar.

Additional Musicians

Joel Hoekstra (guitar on track 3)
Matt Starr (drums on track 3)
Eric Levy (keyboards on track 3)
Jeremy Asbrock (lead guitar on track 2)
Brian Yurkins (lead Guitar on track 7)
John Gallo (lead Guitar on track 7)
Joe Bianchi (background vocals on tracks 3 & 6)
Armen Gharibian (background vocals on track 3)
David Adler (keyboards on track 1)
Frank Diorio (drums on track 1)
Jim Toscano (drums on track 4)