Rocco Guarino is a Los Angeles-based songwriter, producer, engineer, and director. He's been entrusted by some of the biggest names in entertainment to create content that represents their image and brand. What brought Rocco to his current path began in Hudson Valley, NY, with his first sampler at the age of twelve (Akai X7000). By sixteen, he was producing the band he played keys in, and designing the artwork.
This evolved into a passion for imagery, which led him to LA in 2002 where he was the official videographer for rock supergroup Velvet Revolver for the life of the band. Rocco went on to work with many of his idols.
In 2014 Rocco partnered with Scott Weiland (singer of 35-million selling grunge band Stone Temple Pilots) to transform Lavish Studios from a private space into a commercial facility, while serving as Chief Engineer and A&R for Softdrive Records. In January of 2019 Rocco was tapped by Rami Jaffee of Foo Fighters to serve as Chief Engineer/A&R of Fonogenic Studios.
Rocco is a songwriter signed to APM Music for publishing and licensing. Some of his placements include shows on NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, IFC, E!, Sky UK, ICI Canada, Hulu, and others.
Photography is another one of Rocco's passions, and his photos have been featured in Billboard Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Penthouse, Entertainment Magazine, retail packaging, album art, and outdoor billboard campaigns in NY and LA.
Rocco creates in a variety of mediums; from directing critically acclaimed short films and VH1 Top-10 music videos, to producing American Idol finalists, his love for telling stories continues to draw him to a diverse group of artists and clients in need of a hands-on guiding force.
Rocco’s interest in keeping the arts accessible to everyone led him to work with non-profit organizations Adopt The Arts and Global Sound Lodge. He has also worked with non-profits Animals Asia and PARS Equality Center. Rocco is a voting member of The Recording Academy (The Grammys), and is on the Advisory Board of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School in NJ.