Kristina Rocco is a singer/songwriter and pianist from Long Island, New York. As a
tenured high school teacher, Kristina holds a Master of Arts degree. When she’s not
grading essays, you’ll find her either on stage or in studio. From a young age, Kristina’s
life would be dominated by her musical aspirations. As a high school student, she was a
member of numerous theater companies including the Long Island Performing Arts Center
(Now the Spotlight Players) and the James Street Players. During that time, she also
belonged to the award winning show choir Vocal Motion, averaging 30 performances a
year. With the group, Kristina traveled all over the East Coast, performing in venues such
as Quincy Market, South Street Seaport, Disney World’s Main stage, Universal Studios,
Epcot, and Niagara Falls. As a senior, Kristina was voted “Mostly likely be famous” by her
high school classmates.
However, it wasn’t until she met her husband, Michael J. Rocco, that she began her
career as a recording artist. Kristina met Michael (now her producer) in 2002 during a
theater production at Staller Center in Stony Brook, NY. Ironically, they played the roles of
husband and wife. Four years later, they were married. Michael was already composing
music as a solo artist and for independent movies and theater productions. Merging
Kristina’s beautiful voice and showmanship with Michael’s stellar composing and
unwavering vision, The Roccos began recording music under the name Trail of Stones.
Their first album, "11:11," was released in June of 2006 and was actually used as their
wedding favors. In 2007, TOS recorded their first pop album, "The Answer." This album
featured a remake of the immortal classic “You Don’t Own Me.” Although the album
boasted rave reviews, the couple were unhappy with the artistic direction in which they
were heading. At that time, Kristina & Michael began performing as "The Roccos" and
released their next album "Bird on the Line." In 2010, they formed the hard rock band
"Blackout Parade" and toured the tri-state area. In 2012, their doom metal project "Cult of
Herodias" was born, earning Kristina & Michael international success. The same year,
The Roccos released the group's third album "The Way Home" followed by a regional
tour. In 2013, Kristina released the album "The Tower." Two new studio albums "Oil &
Clay" & "The Roccos" were released in 2014, followed by a live local tour including a
performance in honor of P.S. I Love You Day and The Alexis Pilkington Memorial
Foundation. Also, in 2014, Kristina released her studio album "Then & Now." In 2015,
COH released the album "Greyvein" and in 2016, Kristina released both live and
compilation albums. After battling and conquering cancer, Kristina is now back to
recording, singing/playing in her live bands and releasing her new albums "Just Be Glad"
and more upcoming releases.
Kristina Rocco currently lives in Ronkonkoma, New York with her husband and their 6 cats.
Kristina Rocco (vocals)
Michael J. Rocco (guitar)
Frank Perry (percussion)