Bill Rotella


            Singer-songwriter- Bill Rotella is a solo artist and also a member of the “folk n’ soul” duo Amber & Smoke. Bill has recorded 9 albums, both as a soloist and with his bands Dakota, Baywood and most recently with Amber & Smoke. The Amber & Smoke debut album, “Riverbound”, was released in January 2018.

            Bill’s songs have appeared in films, documentaries and in music videos. Bill comes from a family of songwriters. Bill’s father, Johnny Rotella, was an L.A studio musician and songwriter. His songs have been recorded by many icons in the 60’s and 70’s including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Doris Day. Bill’s father performed and recorded with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Neil Diamond and the Turtles, to name a few. Bill’s uncle was big band arranger Jerry Gray. His list of musical arrangements for Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller include String of Pearls and Pennsylvania 6-5000.

            Bill performs regularly in Ventura County, California as a soloist and with Amber & Smoke. Bill’s music, his videos and more can be found at his website


       Bill's albums can also be heard at,,  CD and on iTunes.