The idea of becoming an international rock star seems like the coolest gig you could ever get. But since I can’t sing, the goal to discover my inner Madonna or JLo will have to stay a dormant, long distant fantasy, for now. However, on nights like this Friday night, when a cool band like, ARENA Relive The Rock comes into town, I can once again entertain the idea of bringing out my inner singer, especially if no one can hear me (lol).
Unlike me, the lead vocalist for ARENA, Roberta “Glert” Gold, discovered her inner rock star when she picked up her hairbrush as a kid and turned it into a make shift microphone. She’s been writing, and making music her fans can’t get enough of, ever since.
ARENA is a remarkable rock band that captures and pays homage to the big, iconic, tunes of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
The group came together six years ago and is making a name for itself, because of the way it channels some of the greatest rock n’roll bands of our time. Bands like: Journey, Pat Benatar, Styx, Guns N’ Roses, Foreigner and Queen; to name a few.
The sound of this band is so brilliantly on point, if you close your eyes, you’ll think you’re actually listening to your favorite classic rock band, LIVE.
Duane Belotti, ARENA’s charismatic guitarists and vocalist says the members of the band wanted to create a show that included a total rock experience.
“I enjoy playing Arena Rock music because of the feeling and energy I get from performing my favorite tunes, note for note, in front of a live audience and seeing their reaction. The audience can’t help but sing a long.”
What makes this band even more unique, is that all five of the musicians come to the group with very diverse backgrounds. Two of the band members are Berklee College of Music graduates, including the lead vocalist, Roberta “Glert” Gold and her husband, Ken Gold, who is ARENA’s keyboardist and vocalist.
According to Belotti, “The diversity of the music that the band covers, is highlighted by the fact that each member of the band sings.”
ARENA, and its veteran musicians, definitely know how to bring the audience back to a nostalgic era, before there were cell phones, and lighters were all the rage. They take us back to a time when you could sing along with your favorite guitarist and lose yourself blissfully into an all-encompassing musical experience.
So, come to Drom NYC on July 15th, and experience ARENA for yourself. Dare to bring out your inner rocker girl or guy! You’ll definitely enjoy singing-a-long to your favorite rock tunes with this energetic and infectious band. It’s a NYC experience you won’t want to miss.
For more information see the details below:
• DROM NYC – 85 Avenue A (b/w 5th and 6th St.), New York, NY
• FRIDAY, JULY 15th
• Start time: 8pm Doors Open: 7pm
• Tickets: $12ADV, $15Door/Gen Admission – $25ADV, $30Door (VIP Seating)
• Ages: 21+To enter. Must have an ID to be allowed in club.