“Conscious Parenting Through Conscious Stories,” with Guest, Award-Winning Author and Founder of Conscious Stories, LLC, Andrew Newman; and Musical Guests, Folk n’ Soul Duo, Amber Olive and Bill Rotella Together as “Amber and Smoke” on The LIFE CHANGES Show
Singer-songwriter- Bill Rotella is a solo artist and also a member of the “folk n’ soul” duo Amber & Smoke. Bill has recorded 9 albums, both as a soloist and with his bands Dakota, Baywoodand most recently with Amber & Smoke. The Amber & Smokedebut album, “Riverbound”, was released in January 2018.
Bill’s songs have appeared in films, documentaries and in music videos. Bill comes from a family of songwriters. Bill’s father, Johnny Rotella, was an L.A studio musician and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by many icons in the 60’s and 70’s including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Doris Day. Bill’s father performed and recorded with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Neil Diamond and the Turtles, to name a few. Bill’s uncle was big band arranger Jerry Gray. His list of musical arrangements for Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller include String of Pearls and Pennsylvania 6-5000.
More About Bill Rotella at: www.billrotellamusic.com.
More About Bill Rotella and Amber and Smoke at: www.AmberandSmokeMusic.com
AMBER AND SMOKE
Amber & Smoke is a folk n’ soul duo from Ventura County, California. They recently released their first full-length album titled “Riverbound”. Vocalist Amber Olive was featured as a guest artist on Bill Rotella’s 2017 solo release, “amber and smoke”. Their music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify and all music platforms.
Amber and Bill ‘s vocal blend and performing style have made them very popular in California. Newspapers have reviewed them favorably: “Imagine Tina Turner fronts The Eagles”….”good original songs”…”there’s a definite buzz about Amber & Smoke”.
Bill is the son of L.A session musician and composer Johnny Rotella (Sinatra, Dean Martin and many others) and the nephew of big band arranger Jerry Gray (Glenn Miller “String of Pearls”). Bill has recorded 9 albums as a soloist and with L.A bands Dakota and Baywood. Bill sings and plays a variety of guitars, harmonica and ukulele.
Amber Olive’s soulful and captivating voice and energetic stage presence has gained many new Amber & Smoke fans wherever they perform. Together Amber and Bill have a unique sound. In addition to their 2 albums of original music they perform many retro “folk n’ soul” classics.
More About “Amber and Smoke,” at: www.AmberandSmokeMusic.com