When Roses & Cigarettes released their debut album in May of 2015, singer Jenny Pagliaro and guitarist Angela Petrilli were anxious to get out into the clubs to promote it by playing the songs live. Those plans were put on hold in early July when Pagliaro was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer, and immediately began treatment. Now, after two surgeries and 8 rounds of chemo, Jenny has been declared cancer-free and is anxious to get back to work. “We worked so hard making our album, and to have to put the group on hold was very frustrating. But I had to take care of myself and get healthy, and now that I am it’s time to get back to work on music!”
Roses & Cigarettes formed in 2013 when the country cover band that Pagliaro was singing in auditioned Petrilli for a vacant guitar position. The girls immediately bonded over their desire to perform original material and similar tastes in music - from the classics like Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles and Bonnie Raitt; to more contemporary artists like Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert. It was a mutual love of singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne and his song Roses and Cigarettes that inspired the name of the band. Roses & Cigarette’s music is an
eclectic blend of Roots, Rock, Americana, Country and Folk - the perfect recipe for the classic California sound. The band has supported Jim Lauderdale, Luther Dickinson, Radney Foster, Amanda Shires and Striking Matches among others; and their music has been featured on KLOS FM and KCSN FM in Los Angeles. Roses & Cigarettes self-titled debut album is available now on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and most other digital outlets; and on the website: rosesandcigarettes.com.
What’s being said about Roses & Cigarettes:
"Great vocals, great songwriting, great roots music. …they've become a fixture here at the club. We feel very fortunate that these girls grace our stage with their talent and songs.”
- The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
“These two girls are amazing - top notch songs and a passionate yet assured delivery… Roses & Cigarettes are the real deal…”
- House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA