Atomic Violet is:
Joe: Guitar, Vocals
Matt: Lead Guitar
Rae: Bass, Backup Vocals
An alternative rock band based out of the New York City area, Atomic Violet formed in early 2004. Principal songwriter and frontman Joe Sasarak, along with Matt Salomon, took up guitar in high school. Jamming in Joe's parents' house in the early nineties, they cultivated a sound rich in melody and emotion.
After years of playing solo, Joe first asked Matt's sister Rae to start Atomic Violet. Over a bottle of red wine in Venice, Italy, they agreed there was no plan B. Rock music was their passion and their future. Rae, who has six years of guitar training, now lays down the deep, infectious bass hooks. Matt was invited into the mix and quickly accepted.
Joe met Sharon Pimentel in 2001 and the two quickly became friends. When it came time to find someone who could hold down the percussion, Sharon was the only one who could pound out Atomic Violet's intense rhythms.