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Diamond Hotel

 

Welcome to Diamond Hotel, the band

 
“underground noir” “darkly cinematic”
“voicing a bittersweet optimism”
— New York Music Daily

Thanks for checking in and checking us out. We’ve always got room and a dark corner for you.

Diamond Hotel is an original four-piece indie folk-rock-noir band hailing from the Hudson Valley, NY. We play an eclectic array of harmony-infused swampy rhythms, smoldering ballads and gritty rockers written by lead singer, Raquel Vidal.

Why hotel? Why diamond?  Hotels hold stories, characters and visual and emotional texture and these songs do the same, voicing nostalgic wit and grit as they relate to the human experience, the diamond in the rough. Bandmates David Hollander, Seth Masten and Todd Giudice amplify Vidal’s message and vibe — Hollander’s dark tremolo guitar, Masten’s tight, fresh bass rhythms and Giudice’s nuanced drumming and vocal harmonies express and enhance all the depth and imagery evoked by the lyrics.

Diamond Hotel has been gathering a listening audience at festivals, music venues , charitable fundraisers and radio stations throughout the Hudson Valley and the greater New York metro area since 2015. Our self-titled debut album has been out in the world since April 2017. Now we’re back in the studio working on a fresh batch of songs and excited about releasing our next album. Soon.

You can find us at:

 

The Band

Raquel Vidal | Vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards

Todd Giudice | Vocals, drums

David Hollander | Electric guitar

Seth Masten | Bass guitar

 

 

Photos by Tom Moore

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Diamond Hotel

by Diamond Hotel

Released: April 27, 2017

Produced/engineered by Todd Giudice  

Recorded at Roots Cellar Recording Studio, Cold Spring, NY

Mastered by Alan Douches at West Westside Music

 

All songs BMI c & p by RaqPaperSongs except “Tell”, "I Forgot" and “Unshaven Guy” (RaqPaperSongs/Harmonia Music)

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Diamond Hotel Tour