On September 24, 2015, Los Angeles based eclectic, melodic pop-rock duo The Blue Dolphins held their album release party for Come On!, a fourteen track collection of California sun-soaked folk, pop, and roots-rock, at The Buffalo Club in Santa Monica.
Comprised of two-time Grammy Award winner engineer Alfonso Rodenas on guitar and Victoria Scott on lead vocals, Come On! is a major push forward for The Blue Dolphins, reaching towards a more complex and fully produced music scenario, where sonic aesthetics and songwriting are richer and more varied, departing from the pared-down premises and acoustic songs that characterized their first album, My Favorite Word Is Today.
“The Blue Dolphins evoke an eternal summer of fun, sun and good vibrations emanating from Bali to Bahia, Mallorca to Malibu, ” said Anthony Yerkovich the owner of the Buffalo Club.
The Destiny Inspired Encounter
Victoria Scott and Alfonso Rodenas fatefully met at the legendary rock pit The Cat Club on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles and soon started playing and recording together. Formed in 2010, The Blue Dolphins released their debut full-length album and gigged constantly over the following two years in California and Western Europe – earning them a dedicated fan base in the U.S., U.K., and Spain.
At the time, Scott was managing U.K. artist Zoe Scott (her older sister) as well as the independent record label Zeus Records. Alfonso was working in the studio with Norteno super group Los Tigres Del Norte, for which he has won two Grammys, and worked with some of the best Americana bands in Los Angeles, including Old Californio and I See Hawks in LA – in addition to engineering works for famed cult producer Ben Vaughn.
Characterized by beautiful melodies, tight harmonies, and an uplifting, positive mood, Alfonso Rodenas and Victoria Scott cite West Coast/Laurel Canyon music revolution luminaries and 70s California/West Coast pop-rock as some of their most cherished musical influences that, together with their love for the classic British soul sound, embed their music with a unique luminous timeless quality that so clearly define their musical style and is so present in their latest EP, Walking in the Sun and the subsequent full-length, Come On!. With open hearts and a desire to connect with their audiences through their own experiences – in addition to their strong drive and eloquent production – they invoke the resounding spirit present in the music they admire most.
Scott grew up outside of London, England, fascinated by her father’s collection of Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Rolling Stones records. After learning to play the recorder, piano, and guitar, Scott had also taught herself to sing by the age of 12, emulating the various styles of Carole King, Nina Simone, N’Dea Davenport. and Aretha Franklin.
Rodenas is a two-time Grammy-award winning sound engineer from Spain. His music career began as a bassist in the indie pop-rock band Vitamin Vil in Valencia, Spain, and has since spanned twenty-five years, the last twelve of which have seen him work as a freelance producer, recording, and mixing engineer in Los Angeles, California.
The Blue Dolphins
“Simple songs for complicated times”.