Bill Rotella is back in Big Bear. The former member of the bands Baywood and Dakota, which performed in Big Bear in the 1980s and ’90s respectively, returns to Big Bear as part of the duo Amber & Smoke with Amber Olive. The duo performs at 572 Social Kitchen & Lounge Saturday, June 24, from 8 to 10 p.m. and Sunday, June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.
“Amber is a soulful-folk singer who walked into my gig and asked to sing just when my guitarist from Dakota notified me he was moving to Hawaii,” Rotella said. “Amber met me as I was completing my solo album (“Amber & Smoke”). She sings on four tracks. We are now recording a full-length album together.”
Amber & Smoke’s music can be heard on their website www.amberandsmokemusic.com, Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud and other platforms by searching “Bill Rotella.” But better than that, you can hear them live at the Social June 24 and 25.
572 Social Kitchen & Lounge is at 572 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake.