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. Kristina is currently
recording, singing/playing in her live bands and releasing a new album titled
"Just Be Glad."
Kristina Rocco currently lives in Ronkonkoma, New York with her husband and
their two cats.