HOMESPUN | AMBER & SMOKE | VC REPORTER | JANUARY 22, 2018
“There’s something special about a duo. More than a band, where it’s easy to replace a weak or insane link (usually the drummer), a duo has to have complete trust and respect in each other to work. There’s no replacing anyone in a duo, and the fragile nature of that relationship is what can create powerful music and performances. From Lennon and McCartney to Simon and Garfunkel to The Captain and Tennille (well, maybe not the Cap), when a duo works, it works on an entirely different level than a band or a solo artist. If there’s anyone on the local scene that subscribes to and demonstrates that fact it’s Bill Rotella and Amber Olive, better known as Amber and Smoke....”
- Chris Jay
NEW ALBUM PICKED UP | PANDORA RADIO | MAY 09, 2017
“NEW ALBUM "Amber & Smoke" picked up on Pandora!
EX-MOORPARK TEACHER HAS NEW GIG | VC STAR | MAY 8, 2017
“The Ventura County Star releases an article on Bill Rotella highlighting his musical upbrings, new album, and duo band "AMBER & SMOKE."
Ventura County Star
ACOUSTIC DUO MAKES ITS MARK | MOORPARK ACORN | April 28, 2017
“Ventura County Moorpark Acorn Newspaper releases a story about the Acoustic duo, Amber & Smoke. This story dives into the musical beginnings of Bill Rotella, how Amber Olive and Bill Rotella met to form the duo band, and what is on the horizon for Amber & Smoke. ”
- Caitlin Trude
CAREER INTERVIEW | ALL ABOUT JAZZ | DECEMBER 3, 2014
“Singer/Songwriter Bill Rotella Recalls Tom Petty And Roger McGuinn On New Solo CD
Breaking up may be hard to do, but it can be pointedly humorous as well. “I can’t hide the tears/That I never cried,” confesses singer/songwriter Bill Rotella on “When You Left Everything Went Right,” the first single from his latest album, All Roads Lead Home...”
- Eric Taylor
"ALL ROADS LEAD HOME" review | NO Depression | august 14, 2013