The New York Optimist
April, 2009
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Music: Charetta
CHARETTA is a female-fronted alternative rock
band from New York City.  The band unofficially began in
January 2007 when Pablo LaFrossia (guitar) and Adonis
Sanchez (drums) - both veterans of the New York City rock
scene, decided to start a new project.  Their search for a
singer began and ended quickly with the discovery of
Angelina Del Carmen (vocals), who had recently relocated to
New York City from her hometown of Kansas City,
Missouri.   The three immediately began writing new
material and they performed their first official live
performance as the group CHARETTA in June 2007.  After
an exhaustive audition process, the band finally completed
their lineup in October 2007 by adding Long Island, New
York native Richard Mollo (bass).  The band developed their
style quickly, and in December 2007 they recorded their self-
titled EP with producer Brett Hestla – best known for his
work with Dark New Day (vocals), Creed (bass) & Framing
Hanley (producer).   
CHARETTA released their self-titled EP in March 2008 and began an active performance schedule in and around the New York City metropolitan area.  Their powerful
live shows and unique musical style quickly created a buzz and helped them make a mark on the New York music scene.   In May 2008, they were invited to perform as
a showcase artist at the Florida Music Festival in Orlando, FL and received rave reviews from the fans and industry professionals in attendance.  CHARETTA’s sound
can be described as groove and bottom-heavy, blending passion and aggression with hook-driven melodies.  The band has been compared to the likes of Chevelle,
Deftones, Evanescence, Dark New Day & Sevendust, yet their style is extremely original and distinct.  

CHARETTA recently completed recording their first full length album entitled “Defying the Inevitable”, also produced by Brett Hestla.  It is currently in its finishing
stages and is scheduled for release in May 2009.   With songs like “On The Line” and “So Convincing”, the music appeals to rock fans and non-rock fans alike.  The
band is anxiously awaiting the upcoming release and look forward to sharing their music with an even broader audience.
Upcoming events

Thursday, April 16, 2009 8:00 pm
Crash Mansion, 199 Bowery (near
Spring St), New York, NY, 10002