Amber & Smoke is a folk n’ soul duo from Ventura County, California. They recently released Dragonfly their 3rd album in 3 years. Vocalist Amber Olive was featured as a guest artist on Bill Rotella’s 2017 solo release, “amber and smoke” and in 2018 they released their 1st full length album Riverbound.
Amber and Bill ‘s vocal blend and performing style have made them very popular in California. Newspapers have reviewed them favorably: “Imagine Tina Turner fronts The Eagles”….”Really good original songs”…”There’s a definite buzz about Amber & Smoke”. The duo features Amber’s electric stage presence, Smoke’s guitars, ukulele and harmonica and their rich 2 part harmonies.
Amber Olive is a truly unique vocalist. Her vocal style and joyous stage presence is captivating and the primary reason for Amber & Smoke’s growing audience. Her rich, deep and soulful voice makes Amber and Smoke’s “Americana” sound very special.
Bill Rotella,“Smoke”, is a prolific singer-songwriter with 10 albums to his credit. Prior to Amber & Smoke, he released albums with Baywood, Dakota, Urban Shocker and then as a solo artist. He is the son of L.A session musician and composer Johnny Rotella (Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and more) and the nephew of big band arranger Jerry Gray (Glenn Miller “String of Pearls” and more).
Bill "Smoke" Rotella
In addition to their 3 albums of original music they perform many retro rock and “folk n’ soul” classics. Amber & Smoke can be viewed, heard and contacted here at amberandsmokemusic.com.