The Rollbacks have been hard at work in the William Paterson University Studio recording their new release, the EP called Carnaval which will feature 4 original songs, all with different styles. The band, known for playing rock and latin fusion, will perform the new releases at their upcoming show Thursday July 21 at 6:30-8:30pm in Bayview Park, at the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series in Perth Amboy. “Keep on Grooving is funky and we are releasing that song as a single. The song Carnaval features latin rhythms. Back Again is jazzy and Falsos Suenos is a pop tune,” says Alejandro Ataucusi, lead singer and guitarist for The Rollbacks. Also in the band is George Bonilla on drums, Louis D’Alloto on guitar, Pablo Vera on bass and they will be joined Thursday by keyboardist George Lykogiannis.
The Rollbacks recently played at the Scarlett Pub in New Brunswick where the crowd was on their feet dancing. They have also been performing at Perth Amboy Artworks Live Music Series at the Ferry Slip (pictured photo by James Erwin.) They were the headliners at the first Waterfront Arts Festival in Perth Amboy and they have also played Division Street in Somerville, among many other venues around NJ and PA. Alejandro regularly performs solo at Troy Restaurant in Perth Amboy and with the Rollbacks at the Barge Restaurant on the Waterfront. The Rollbacks have been performing in Perth Amboy since 2012. “What I like best about performing in Perth Amboy is exposing the audience to different styles of music,” says Alejandro. The band will also be performing crowd favorites from Santana, among other covers.