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RICHARD MOLLO is the bass guitarist of CHARETTA, a female-fronted modern rock band based out of New York City. Formed in 2007, the band’s sound has hard rock elements similar to artists such as Breaking Benjamin and Alter Bridge, while layering angst-filled, yet melodic, female vocals. One fan accurately summarized Charetta’s sound by stating, “it sounds like Alanis Morissette punching Chevelle in the face.”
Charetta released their debut self-titled EP in 2008. It was produced by Brett Hestla (Framing Hanley) – well known as the singer of Dark New Day. That was followed up in 2008 with their full length release “Defying the Inevitable”, also produced by Brett Hestla. In 2011, they released an EP entitled “A Nation Distracted” which was produced by Mike Watts (Story of the Year, Theory of a Deadman) and Steven Haigler (Fuel, Brand New). They have also released two music videos, one of which was featured in the independent feature film “A Fifth of a Degree”. The band has toured throughout the United States, opening for national acts such as Eye Empire, Taproot, Saliva and Smile Empty Soul. In addition, they have performed SOLD OUT headlining shows at Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre in their hometown of New York City. They are currently writing new material in preparation for a second full length release in 2013.
Mollo starting playing the bass guitar at the age of 12 years old. His aggressive hard rock style is self taught and draws from many of his childhood influences such as Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) and Steve Harris (Iron Maiden). In addition to being a musician, he is also a working actor in the New York City area and has made numerous appearances in film and television. He proudly endorses Spector Basses and Pigtronix Effects Pedals.