The members of the alternative/hard rock band RECKLESS range in age from
eighteen to twenty-two. Their youthful exuberance not only came through
in my interview with them, but does so very much in their music.
These four band mates, who hail from Trenton, NJ and the surrounding
area, have been friends since they were school chums.
Bass player NICK MIGLIARESE, who is the grand old man of the band (he's
22 years of age), took the role as the main spokesman for the evening. He
explained the band's Chambersburg roots. The band formed in 2006 when drummer
BRUCE JENNINGS, guitarist ANTHONY MARTUCCI (a.k.a. ANT), and guitarist/lead
vocalist GREG RECCHIA, began playing and practicing in "the shed." They
jokingly referred to themselves as a "shed band" and not a garage band.
MIGLIARESE, who was originally a drummer, went over to see what his friend
ANT was up to in that shed. Noticing that they needed a bass player; he
decided to give it a try. The rest, as they say, "was history."
Three out of the four unanimously named Blink-182 as their main musical
influence. MARTUCCI named The Beatles as his number one influence. This
was somewhat obvious in his harmonies during a live in-studio performance
of "Look How Far," which is off of their first, and to date only, studio
album entitled "THE BREAK." This eleven-song CD is a well-produced effort
that has a little bit of something for everyone. There's straight-forward
hard rockers, there is a track with a rap section mixed in, and a poignant
song ("Too Young To Go"), which was written and dedicated to a friend who
passed away "way too early." No matter what the track, as I said earlier,
they are all filled with enthusiasm. Every cut is full of energy and driving
In four short years, they've gone from "the shed" to headlining at the
famed Philadelphia rock club, The Trocadero. RECKLESS is currently working
on a second studio release. This time, they tell me, it's only going to
be an EP.
Take a look at RECKLESS at
or e-mail them at [email protected].
Their music can be heard on their Myspace page or at
Their CD, "THE BREAK," is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and CD Baby.
This Sunday, Feb. 14, my guest is Cherry Hill, NJ songwriter/vocalist
BD MYLO (www.myspace.com/bdmylo).
This young blues/country artist has a voice that's velvety smoothe.
Turn on... tune in... and, as always... ROCK ON!