The Pretty Reckless, New York’s sensational hard rock, post grunge, and alternative rock artists are bringing their signature sounds to the Paradise Rock Club!
The Pretty Reckless was formed in New York City in 2009 by rhythm guitarist and Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen. She met Kato Khandwala (a record producer who’s worked with renowned artists such as Blondie, Paramore, My Chemical Romance) and he introduced her to Ben Philips (lead guitarist and backing vocalist). With Kato on bass, percussion, and programming, they began writing songs together. Taylor recruited 3 more musicians and called the band The Reckless. However, she had to change it due to trademark issues and also changed the line up after performing several shows. The new line up consisted of Taylor, John Secolo (guitar), Matt Chiarelli (bass), and Nick Carbone (drums). In 2010, the line up was changed again and the band currently consists of Taylor (lead vocals, occasional rhythm guitar), Jamie Perkins (drums, percussion), Ben Phillips (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Mark Damon (bass). They’ve had a stellar career with 2 studio albums, 10 music videos, 2 extended plays, and 10 singles. Their debut album was certified Silver in the UK and their second album hit #5 on the US Billboard 200 and achieved Gold Status in Canada. Their latest album (Who You Selling For) comes out in October 2016.
Don’t miss your chance to see these artists add a unique touch to hard rock, post grunge, and alternative rock music!