Chris Cruz Dean Petrella Anthony Marotti
The Complaints are a modern rock band led by guitarist/frontman Dean Petrella, with bassist Chris Cruz, and drummer Anthony Marotti. Their music is like audio comfort food - it's new, but familiar. You may hear hints of Tom Petty, Radiohead, Cold Play and Matchbox Twenty, while still appreciating their unique sound.
The band formed in 1997 and quickly made their bones playing some of the hottest rock n' roll venues on the east coast including CBGB, Mercury Lounge, The Bitter End (NYC), Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel (Providence, RI) and The Middle East (Boston).
The Complaints have recorded with some of the biggest engineers/producers in the business: Chris Lord-Alge [Matchbox Twenty, Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna], Shelley Yakus [Tom Petty, Don Henley, U2, Suzanne Vega] and Phil Greene [Dropkick Murphys, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Steve Earle, Mick Jagger].
2018 is lining up to be another great year for The Complaintsas they release their 4th full-length album, Talk to Me. They reunited with Phil Greene who engineered and mixed their award winning debut album Fear in 1999. The band is currently also writing material for various soundtracks and continue to perform over 150 shows a year.
The Complaints have shared the stage with many national acts including Sugar Ray [w/ Mark McGrath], Young the Giant, Train, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Nickleback, Guster and have won numerous awards including 'Album of the Year' for Fear in the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll, 'Best Male Vocalist' and 'Band of the Year' awards in New England's Motif Magazine.
The Complaints continue to be one of the most successful independent artists on the national scene.
Discography (all available on iTunes and other digital formats)