Rough Cutt unveil first video in 35 years featuring Diemonds lead vocalist Priya Panda
Rough Cutt consisting of guitarist Chris Hager, drummer Dave Alford, lead vocalist Steven St. James, guitarist Darren Householder and bassist Jeff Buehner have premiered their first video in 35 years earlier today via BraveWords. The video is for the song “Black Rose” and features Diemonds lead vocalist Priya Panda making what appears to be her acting debut.
The following message was posted on Rough Cutt‘s Facebook page back on March 9, 2021:
“Hailing from the Sunset Strip’s hair metal days, Rough Cutt has gained a faithful audience worldwide and is excited to announce the release of their new video and single, Black Rose! It brings forth a new sound with reminiscent elements of their first two Warner Bros albums, and a new lineup with pioneers Chris “The Count” Hager on guitars and Dave Alford on drums. New guitarist and Shrapnel Recordsrecording artist Darren Householder joins the ranks along with Oregon native and Pacific Northwest musician Jeff Buehner on bass guitar. Filling the shoes of the singer was no easy task, and required a dynamic talent and presence. Rough Cutt is happy to introduce new singer and Sunset Strip veteran Steven St. James! Steven fronted the prominent LA band “Sarge” in the 80’s and soon became a Motown recording artist. His soaring range and melodic sense will usher you in to a new sound, new songs, and yes, the new Rough Cutt.
Rough Cutt‘s “Black Rose” video: