Monday, September 21, 2009

THIRD VOICE: Albie Monterrosa

Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist, and Multi Instrumentalist Albie Monterrosa is the founder of deSoL, the Asbury Park, New Jersey-based rock band with a Latino soul. Born and raised in Hollis Queens, N.Y., by immigrant parents from El Salvador, Albie founded the band deSoL in 2000 with the intention of mixing two worlds together—his Latino heritage and Rock-n-Roll.

deSoL has toured nationally, sharing marquees with bands like R.E.M., Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic, The Legendary Wailers, Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, Joan Osborne, and more. deSoL has appeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Langerado, The All Good Festival, SXSW, and Austin City Limits. In late 2006 deSoL was asked to spend a month in the Middle East performing for U.S. Troops in five different countries.

Four of deSoL's radio singles have charted nationally at the Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) radio format; their 2006 Christmas single "Little Drummer Boy" was the highest debuting Adult Contemporary radio single in Billboard history.

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