Chris Cruz Dean Petrella Anthony Marotti
The Complaints are a modern rock band led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Dean Petrella, with bassist Chris Cruz, and drummer Anthony Marotti. The band is based out of Providence RI and they primarily tour the east coast. Their fans have coined the famous description of the band’s sound as “a singer songwriter, retro-throw back, yet modern rock sound with a sexy-funky feel”. You might want to read that again!
After much commercial success of their 3rd full length album (Sunday Morning Radio), and the 2012 single Trade Up, the boys headed to LA to work with the legendary Chris lord-Alge (Stone Temple Pilots, U2, Green Day, Paramore, Bruce Springsteen etc), where they mixed their single South Side Suicide. The song has just been released and is becoming an instant Complaints classic. The band also recently released their first official music video for the song Elena. The band is also currently writing material for various soundtracks and continue to perform over 150 live shows a year.
The Complaints have recently shared the stage with Sugar Ray, Young the Giant, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Train, Nickleback, Guster, Candlebox, The Tubes, 10,000 Maniacs, Dave Davies of The Kinks and many other national acts.
The Complaints have won awards numerous awards for their songwriting and performances, including Album of the year in the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll for their debut CD Fear. Songs from all (3) of their albums have been featured on the MTV and have been in heavy rotation on college and AAA radio stations across the country. They have recently also won best male vocalist and band of the year awards in New England's Motif Magazine (2011, 2012).
This band exhibit's the truest sense of the word Indie artist. They continue to be one of the most successful independent artists on the national scene.
Discography (all available on iTunes)
Sunday Morning Radio (full Length CD 2009)