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The Cosmic Coronas - Black Betty


"The electric guitar whined and the drums hit hard as they launched into power anthem after power anthem, upping the energy in the room until it felt like it might spill over." - Surviving the Golden Age


"The blind email only works when your music is great. For The Cosmic Coronas, their talent was clear on first listen." - Adam's World


"One of the hottest up-and-coming rock bands of the indie scene" - Indie + Tonic


"Lead Singer Alexa Lindberg has PIPES" - Adam's World


"This song really has the potential to break your heart" - For the Love of Bands

They didn't know it at the time, but for years the members of The Cosmic Coronas were on an inevitable collision course toward the creation of the ultimate rock experience with tasty bits of soul, punk, folk and funk. Their desire to use music to ignite the cosmic connection among us all launched them rapidly from casual jam sessions to headlining respected venues across NYC, including Mercury Lounge, The Cutting Room, and Webster Hall.


The brilliance of the Cosmic Coronas began with the after-work jammings between co-workers and CEO of a Midtown recruiting firm. In the winter of 2014, Brad Widolok, the boss in the office and commander of screaming lead guitar lines, met up with the smooth and sophisticated, lifelong rhythm guitarist Noah Nielsen and natural-athlete-turned-natural-rockstar Kevin Gayson on acoustic at New York’s Euphoria Studios.



Ever the recruiter, Kevin invited a couple of friends from his college days at the University of Albany to forge a rhythm section for the guitar trio.

And so Dan Raiani, bass guitar, and Nick Brucaliere, drums, hauled over to Manhattan for a casual jam - two friends from Suffern, New York who have been performing together since the fourth grade, in bands ranging from rock, funk, metal, ska, jazz, marching, and more. Dan and Nick brought a technical proficiency and deep groove that blended with the recruiters’ roaring jams to reach cosmic proportions... almost.


By early 2015, the group was ready to take these increasingly uncontainable outpourings of feeling to the next level, so Dan and Nick reached out to another SuffTown native, Alexa Lindberg, who they knew had the pipes powerful enough to command this formidable ensemble. Her mighty vocals breathed life, emotion, and deeply relatable soul into the music; and so the Cosmic Coronas were born.


​Following up on their 2017 EP, The Grove, The Cosmic Coronas recorded a series of covers at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY with Grammy Award winning producer Dave Clauss (Mastered by Mark Santangelo at The Mastering Palace). Their latest single, Black Betty, is a haunting cover of a Lead Belly classic that pays tribute to the song's roots while exploring new ground. These covers from the TRO Essex Music Group catalog will be released by the band throughout 2019 with new original music to follow.


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