Prospect Hill is an American rock band from Boston, MA. Prospect Hill made a name for themselves in the Hard Rock genre, performing and building relationships with other bands like Sevendust, Godsmack, Taproot, 12 Stones, Shallow Side and more.
The band was formed in 1998 by drummer Mark Roberge and Derek Rousseau after meeting in grammar school, changing band names and members until moving forward as Prospect Hill. The earliest members to join the band include bassist Edgar Troncoso, guitarist John Roberge, and guitarist Andy Bochart. The final piece, Adam Fithian, was recruited as frontman in 2006. Currently, all of the original members are back in the active lineup.
In 2006, newly-named Prospect Hill unveiled its debut EP, “Out of the Ashes,” with Conrad Jeremy Woods III on lead vocals. Later that year, Adam Fithian entered into the fray as the band’s permanent lead singer.
Their debut album, “For The Lovers, The Haters and The Dead,” was independently released and sold over 3,500 copies locally. The majority of the album was produced by Jim Foster (P.O.D, Nullset) with the exception being the song, “Breakdown” produced by Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Duran Duran). The song became an instant fan favorite that received some radio play in select markets. Other noteworthy contributions include an appearance from Tony Rombola (Godsmack) on the song “S.O.E.”
Their second album, self-titled, sold 1,200 copies in its first week, landing at #2 on Billboard’s New England HeatSeekers Chart and #14 on Billboard’s Boston Albums chart. The entirety of the album was produced and recorded by Jonathan Wyman (Pretty Reckless, Sparks The Rescue).
“Impact” was their third and most successful album to date. It reunited the band with legendary producer Anthony J Resta to recreate the magic made from years earlier. The album charted #1 at Billboard for Boston Album Sales and multiple Heatseeker Territories. The first single “Come Alive” emerged on Amazon's Hot New Rock Singles chart and climbed inside the top 10 within days of its release. The single was also picked up for licensing by FOX NFL and NHRA on ESPN.
In 2012, the band signed a deal with Carved Records (Texas Hippie Coalition, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown) to re-release their album “Impact”. The single “Come Alive” was picked up early by SiriusXM Octane with expectations to break at Active Rock in the Top 5 with a full radio team behind it. Unfortunately, Carved dropped the radio team and the single went to radio with no money or personnel support. With no real marketing effort from their label, the band hit the road to build relationships with rock stations around the country, doing interviews and in-studio performances while promoting their record. This proactive and engaging approach helped the single hit rotation in certain markets throughout the United States. “Come Alive” organically climbed to #42 on the Active Rock Charts.
- 2013 - 2015
After Carved Records failed to honor their side of the deal, the band was free to terminate the relationship and become independent. The band stuck to their roots and hit the road, off and on, for another two years. They released “Manchester” and “Step Out Of Line” as singles in this time period.
- 2016 - present
In 2018, the single “Get Out” was unveiled at a formal release party with an accompanying music video available on all platforms.
Currently, Prospect Hill plays a few select dates a year with limited releases. The band is writing a full length album. Their new single, “Celebrate”, will be released on 5/29 through Red 13 Records.
Origin: Lawrence, MA / Manchester, NH
Genres: Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative, Nu-Metal
Years Active: 2004 - Present
Labels: Prospect Hill Entertainment, Carved Records, Red 13 Records
Associated Acts: Taproot, 12 Stones, Shallow Side, Blameshift, Digital Summer, Godsmack, Sevendust, Korn
Mark Roberge: Drummer, Songwriter
1998 - Present
Derek Rousseau: Lead Guitar, Songwriter
1998 - Present
Adam Fithian: Lead Vocals, Lyricist
2006 - Present
Edgar Troncoso: Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals
2001 - Present
Johnny Roberge: Rhythm Guitar
2001 - 2003
2011 - Present
Andy Bochart: Rhythm Guitar
2004 - 2011
2016 - present
Conrad Jeremy Woods III: Vocals 2004 - 2005
Sean Perrault: Keys 2005 - 2009
Alex Huston: Lead Guitar 2013 - 2015