Striking Matches and Roses & Cigarettes
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
“We met in guitar class” is not a thing many people can say...but Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis performed together for the first time on the very same day they met...in guitar class.
Fast forward, following the international success of Striking Matches’ 2015 album “Nothing But The Silence”, produced by T-Bone Burnett, and 9 songs on TV’s “Nashville”, Davis and Zimmermann have teamed up with Kennedy Karate (BØRNS, Silver Sun Pickups) for their second LP, an album in a style they call “blues-pop” - an amalgamation of their blues and roots based guitar riffs, combined with pop melodies - due out this summer.
Striking Matches are gearing up for an international tour with dates in the US, UK, and Europe all throughout the summer and fall, along with the release of the new record.
Roses & Cigarettes
Roses & Cigarettes’ music is an eclectic blend of Roots, Rock, Americana, Country and Pop – the perfect recipe for the classic California sound. The band has performed to sold out crowds at Harvelle’s in Santa Monica and Second Stage at Hotel Café in Hollywood and headlined Pappy & Harriet’s in the high desert. Their music has been featured on KLOS FM and KCSN FM in Los Angeles, and Pagliaro and Petrilli have endorsements from Fender Guitars, Martin Guitars, Fishman Electronics and D’Addario guitar strings.
Roses & Cigarettes, whose name was inspired by the Ray LaMontagne song of the same title, formed in Los Angeles in 2013. At that time Jenny Pagliaro was a vocalist in a local cover band who auditioned Angela Petrilli for a vacant guitar position. Pagliaro and Petrilli immediately bonded over a common desire to create and perform original material and a new band was born!
Roses and Cigarettes released their debut album in May of 2015 with a promotional tour slated for the Fall of that year. Unfortunately those plans were interrupted when Pagliaro was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer, and immediately began a tumultuous round of treatment. A year later, and with another tour in the works, Pagliaro was again handed bad news- the cancer was back and it was Stage IV. Despite this latest news and another round of new and grueling treatments for Pagliaro, the band hit the road and completed a successful tour.
Since then Pagliaro has stunned both doctors and fans with major health improvements. While she does credit the new treatment for some of the healing she feels that making music with Roses is the best medicine of all.
“I have to take care of myself and stay healthy – that’s my priority, but my music and the band will be an important part of that healing process.”
Roses and Cigarettes has opened for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, Jim Lauderdale, Luther Dickinson, Marc Broussard, Radney Foster, Elizabeth Cook, The Record Company, Amanda Shires and others. The band continues to open to growing audiences. They released an acoustic EP in April and are set to release their second full album later this year.
Roses and Cigarettes’ self-titled debut album and acoustic ep are available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora and most other digital outlets as well as their website www.rosesandcigarettes.com.