“Scarlet Carson embraces the schmaltz and pomp of their Les Paul wielding heroes, blending the shtick and flash with genuinely bone-crunching music... [They] step away from the local yokel circuit and into a focused, attention grabbing arena of rock and roll brilliance.” - John Pfieffer, The Aquarian Weekly (Dec 14, 2011)
“I just found the next Guns N’ Roses!” - Chris Farinas (Owner of The Aquarian Weekly)
“Scarlet Carson takes over a room the minute they walk through the door. Lead singer Santino has the power to hypnotize a venue as the band draws in the audience with a spellbinding power.” - Lisa Pikaard, Pop-Break.com (Apr 23, 2012)
“Scarlet Carson is one of New Jersey’s finest. Great live showmanship, playing and songs...” - Gotham Rocks (Jul 12, 2012)
"Possibly the next big rock band to come out of Dirty Jersey.” - Tim Louie, The Aquarian Weekly (Nov 17, 2010)
“Ladies and Gentlemen….rock and roll is back!” - JerseyRockReview.com (Aug 27, 2010)
“...For an unsigned band, these guys seemed larger than life when they hit that stage...if any major label passes up on these guys, there’s definitely something wrong with this industry!” - Tim Louie, The Aquarian Weekly (Oct 12, 2011)
“Scarlet Carson is no shrinking violet.” - Marissa Kameno, Asbury Park Press [Online] (Aug 28, 2010)
“In the immortal words of The Marvelous 3, Scarlet Carson has indeed "...brought back the rock."” - Jay Amabile, SexyArmpit.com (Apr 15, 2010)
"This five-member group joins a genre of rock known for its tight jeans and revved-up solos... You have to be in a very particular mood for this kind of music: an overtly masculine and noisy mood, but a mood making for a “snooze-free” live show." - Tommy Werner, VIBES - The Music Blog (Jul 13, 2011)
“Stemming straight out of the Jersey Shore's music halls, Scarlet Carson has shot out of the ground like a blood red rose spiked with just enough jagged thorns.” - Alexandra Johnson, Night & Day Magazine (Jul 29, 2010)
“Scarlet Carson has a very strong presence on the stage... The lead singer has a great voice.” - Kerrianne, Bukisa.com (Dec 20, 2010)
"I love the rock! You guys have the energy, you've got the look, you've got the partying! You guys have a big party on stage, and I believe!" - John D (Live Nation / Linc Star / Bamboozle) (Apr 18, 2009)
“From the Skate & Surf stage -- one of the two big ones at the Bamboozle's Meadowlands parking lot site -- rambunctious Scarlet Carson attempts to interest the crowd in a chant of "sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll -- and don't forget the alcohol."” - Tris McCall, NJ.com (May 01, 2010)
“I think it's great that you guys are fans of your own music. You play what you like and not just what the people want to hear.” - Dolla' Bil, The Viking [OCC Newspaper] / The Roctagon Blog / The Riverside Signal (May 05, 2010)
Has performed with:
Papa Roach (direct support), fuel (direct support), Motley Crue, Vince Neil solo (support), godsmack, disturbed, pop evil, p.o.d., saliva, Buckcherry, ke$ha, hellyeah, paramore, bullet for my valentine, drake, blue oyster cult (direct support), red, saving abel, deuce, in this moment, burn halo, adelita’s way, fozzy, white chapel, gwar, jesse snider, skid row…
…you get the idea.
OTHER NOTEWORTHY SH*T…
WINNERS of the Break Contest, tri-state battle of the bands with 6000 applicants through 6 rounds in NJ and the finals in NYC.
WINNERS of 95.9 WRAT’s WRATFest Battle of the Bands
Lead Singer Santino Campanelli also Directed and Produced feature film BULLY (starring Danny Trejo, Tucker Albrizzi, Ron Canada, & Vincent Pastore) and won various awards around the country. Including the Industry Choice Award from the 2018 Dances With Films at the world famous Graumans Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA.
Played Mainstage at Bamboozle Music Festival at The Meadowlands Stadium in NJ, as well as 3 of the largest side stages, the VIP Tent, and pre-show party for 3 years running.
Performed as part of Motley Crue’s CRUEFest at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Performed as part of the Rockstar Uproar Tour at the PNC Bank Arts Center.
Headlined Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ for “Foreverless” Album Release - 1200 in attendance.
Headlined the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ multiple times.
Thousands of tickets sold. Thousands of physical albums sold. Thousands of downloads sold. Thousands of streams online. Thousands of followers.
And thousands of faces melted clean off the bone.