Kristina Rocco is a singer/songwriter and pianist from Long Island, New York. As a public
school teacher, Kristina holds a Master of Arts degree and when she’s not grading tests,
you’ll find her either on stage or in studio. Together with her husband Michael, they have
released dozens of albums, performed hundreds of live shows and have been featured in
film and TV. 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 featuring drummer Frank
Perry and has released her new album "Just Be Glad" plus more upcoming releases.
Kristina Rocco currently lives in Ronkonkoma, New York with her husband and their 6 cats.