"Alto" is a quirky love story set in the midst of an unanticipated run-in with the NY mafia. It stars Diana DeGarmo, Natalie Knepp, David Valcin, Lou Martini, Jr., Melanie Minichino, and AR’s own Nini Camps.
Alto’s film producer Toni D'Antonio had produced the music video for the band’s massive hit "That Was The Whiskey", and film director Mikki del Monico directed it.
As for the little behind-the-scenes story of the video: in the film, Diana DeGarmo sings lead with Nini Camps (who co-wrote the song with Daniel Tashian and plays best friend Kat) on background vocals. This past month (February 2016), Antigone Rising took to the stage to sing their song, this time with Nini Camps where you can usually find her: on lead vocals. The music video uses both!
Antigone Rising continues to rise to the occasion fusing their success in the music industry with educating youth around the globe as Cultural Ambassadors to the United States Government.
The band has successfully launched their own noprofit organization, Girl Bands Rock, to inspire and educate kids, especially young girls, that it's ok to think outside the box and pursue careers in non-traditional fields. They have partnered with school districts and youth centers all over the country to create innovative programming dedicated to building confidence in youth by developing leadership and creative skills through musical workshops, outreach programs and performances.
For the all-female-boot-stompin'-alt-country-rock band ANTIGONE RISING, helping aspiring young artists while giving back to their community is something that comes second nature to a group that is helping to create music and history.
Best known for relentless touring and masterful musicianship, Antigone Rising played upwards of 280 shows a year in their early days. Whether it was an open mic on a Monday night or a jam packed New York City hometown show, the ladies and their infamous Vanna White (the band's beloved 15 passenger van) eventually blazed a trail straight to arenas alongside some of the biggest names in rock history including The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, The Bangles and Rob Thomas.