Drama Queen Bio
DRAMA QUEEN is an all-original commercial Hard Rock band out of Rockford, IL. Drama Queen's songs are very marketable COMMERCIAL HARD ROCK - “very catchy”, sell-able and appealing to the 80's Hard Rock fan base. With over 20 million plays on SoundCloud and currently in rotation on multiple radio stations throughout the world, Drama Queen's music is being heard everywhere.
Drama Queen is:
Nick DiNardo - Lead Vocals
Matt Vogt - Guitarist
Jim Michelsen - Lead Guitarist and Keyboard
Rob Pace – Drums
J-Ro Rostamo - Bass
Nick DiNardo is singer from suburban Chicago, Illinois. His foray into music began as the Frontman of the Hard Rock band NO ROMEO. NO ROMEO splashed onto the Chicago music scene quickly, creating a buzz as one of the most energetic and melodic bands of the Midwest. The band toured relentlessly and were luminaries at clubs like The Thirsty Whale, The Avalon Nightclub, and The Gateway Theater until they packed up and headed to Hollywood/ The Sunset Strip where they performed shows at The Whiskey, The Viper Room, The Roxy, Spice Theater, and The Troubadour. NO ROMEO ultimately signed to FNA Records. Nick also fronted SKULL KING, and THE NEW OBSIDIAN (Ten24 Records).
Matt Vogt has been writing, producing and recording commercially appealing hit Rock Songs for the past 30 years. His melodic guitar hooks and vocal arrangements have been performed before Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell of the X-Factor, on the Milwaukee Harley Davidson’s stage, and featured on multiple radio stations and TV. Matt’s music has been auditioned by video game executives for the XBOX, WII, PLAYSTATION and PC. Matt has lead bands like JAGER, Caddis Fly, and Relatively Speaking to new levels. Combine the vision of a great writer and producer with big guitar-layered sounds of the 80’s and DRAMA QUEEN will no doubt Rock Your World!
Rob Pace has played drums with many bands throughout the 80's in both Chicago and LA. Bands like Shotgun Sally, Shark Island, Wicked Ryhme, and short stints with Energy Vampires, Diamond Rexx, No Romeo. In former bands Rob has opened for bands like Great White and Lizzy Borden. He has been part of many live and studio projects throughout the years and has rubbed elbows in the 80’s with celebs like Winger, Warrant and Ratt to name a few. Rob brings his 80’s style of drumming to the table to give DRAMA QUEEN that big 80’s drum sound that is needed.
Jim Michelsen has been playing the guitar for over 40 years and studied music composition & performance in college. He has been playing in bands around the Rockford area for many years including Dirty Sheetz, Rock5ive and Mob Zero. In 2018 Jim joined Drama Queen “Live” and brings his complementary style to the two-guitar format.
J-Ro Rostamo has been playing bass for several bands throughout the Rockford area which include Mob Zero, Suite Oblivion and Rive. In 2018 Joel joined DRAMA QUEEN “LIVE” and brings his low-end thunder that rounds out the DRAMA QUEEN sound.
If you like:
Bon Jovi, Dokken, Whitesnake, Great White, Ratt, Winger, Warrant, Kiss, Areosmith, Van Halen, Cinderella, Skid Row, AC/DC, Night Ranger, Guns N Roses, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Foreigner, LA Guns, Britney Fox, Metal, Lynch Mob, Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, Sammy Hagar, Enuff Z’Nuff, Firehouse, White Lion, Dangerous Toys, Damn Yankees, Stryper, Poison, Kix, Motley Crue, Danger Danger, Helix, Saigon Kick, Alice In Chains and Faster Pussycat
You can follow Drama Queen at: