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Frank Palangi
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Frank Palangi
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Queensbury, NY  USA
October 24, 2005
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Frank Palangi, raised in Upstate NY is a homegrown indie rock recording artist (singer, songwriter, guitarist). He fuels a refreshing positive natural ambition serving up a feeding frenzy of edgy heavy guitars, and deep n gritty vocals. His beliefs and personality is one that doesn't give up on however long it takes to his achieve goals. Frank's diverse rounded style tips the hat on the past 30 year evolution of the 80s & 90s & post grunge heavy rock bands. From early childhood he suffered from chronic illnesses that impacted his decisions and lifestyle but determined to accomplish his goals that he says "I had no plan in backing down on my dreams". His life's mission statement. Many people give up when things get tough or take longer that expected, Frank has an admirable stubbornness to his tenacity, he isn't going to give up. The big choke in the music business is that you think you'll become an over night success fast, that's not the case always. He understood it could take years of relentless work, rejection, and so much more. He's had the good fortune to work with industry producers and band members from Daughtry, Saving Abel, Pillar, Kelly Clarkson , Day of Fire along with opening for national artists such as 3 Doors Down, Fuel, Trapt, Kip Winger, Buchcherry, Candlebox, Aaron Lewis, Starset, Lacey Strum and a whole bunch more. Frank Palangi was born with the drive and rock flowing through his veins. He expands with teaches guitar lessons to continue the craft to the next generation in between recording, writing, tracking, mixing, and film work/acting. All the creative outlets and keeping positive, Frank new that great things would come if he was willing to have the passion to work for it. He isn't the stereotypical rocker with the rocknroll lifestyle you may think they are viewed as. He'd rather bring his dreams into reality. Starting out after high school with a solid support system from his parents, Frank's dream of music lead on a path to his first 2011 debut self-titled "Frank Palangi EP". Influenced by bands from the 80's (Metallica, Ozzy, Def Leppard, Megadeth), 90's (Creed, Godsmack, 3 Doors Down), 2000's (Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Shinedown), he sculpted his musical motifs in the music mecca Nashville, TN. After that came the "I Am Ready EP' - (Self Produced) "Set Me Free EP" and Bring On The Fear EP. "Franks natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock." Jamsphere Magazine. "Palangis positivity extends beyond his music into the way he interacts with his fans. " Guitar World. "Frank is an amazing young artist with a very clear and focused direction... Frank knows who he is! A killer singer and guitar player, Frank Palangi is an artist to watch out for!" Brian Craddock (Daughtry) Recipient of an LA Music Award nomination, three Akademia Music Awards and Best Male Artist Nomination, Unsigned Only Semi-Finalist Award, WIGWAM Online Radio Best Male Artist Award, NY local Best Acoustic Solo Artist in the region with the Post Star/Chronicle and Metroland Magazine. - Booking now for touring, acoustic cover gigs, events, fundraisers, recording work, voice overs, and guitar lessons: frankpalangistreetteam@yahoo.com - WEBSITE: http://www.frankpalangi.com - Call, or email your local Rock station or request online some Palangi today! Endorsement deals with Radial Engineering, CAD Audio, Spector Guitars, Dirtbag Clothing, WB Gear (InTune Guitar Picks Inc., Best-Tronics Pro Audio, SITStrings, BigBlends, Prestige Guitars, GuitarGifts4U, Mental Case, Revv Amps, Rock Stock Pedals), Kyser Musical Products (Artist support program). BACKGROUND INFO: With Palangi's self promotion, dedication, and determination to his craft, his energetic live performances steadily grew his fanbase with online social media support. Frank has kicked down doors landing opening slots in North East Region with major performers such as: 3 Doors Down, Red Sun Rising, Buckcherry, Candlebox, Aaron Lewis (Staind), Starset, Kip Winger, Jack Russell's Great White, Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf), FUEL / Marcy Playground, TRAPT with Smile Empty Soul / Candlelight Red / Veer Union, Powerman 5000 with HEDPE, Stars Go Dim, Young Guns, HURT, Jess Malin (D-Generation), and indie acts Moriah Formica (The Voice), Madison Vendenburg (American Idol) IM5, Spiritual Rez, Prospect Hill, Bad Axis, Hindenberg, Sirsy, Deluka, Silversyde along with winning a slot in Upstate NY with the Rocknderby Festival featuring Megedeth, Shinedown, Dokken, Like A Storm, Coheed and Cambria and The Uproar Festival featuring Alice in Chains/Janes Addiction. (BRING ON THE FEAR EP - 2020) "After my 2017 "SET ME FREE EP" I was doing a lot of shows/opening slots and getting into more of the recording side which lead me to a year and half experience with producing,mixing and writing the 4th installment. I progressed and learned so much through that time through books, videos and interviews about mixing and with upgraded my home studio equipment. The songs I always knew would be apart of the same CD double EP had to be similar but still new and exciting vs I Am Ready CD (2013). I teamed up with few of my favorites to work with from Lester Estelle (kelly clarkson) - Brian Craddock and Brandon Maclin from Daughtry for some studio work. I had self produced a single or two before but always working with producers and mixers on my main EP"s, this really made me step up and think about the whole process a lot more. This is more gritty and heavier than the "I AM Ready" release. No reason for it, just led me in that direction with the love of heavy rock. With my wide variety of influences, I did somethin more constant which may not be always the cause for the future. " For his third installment EP (2017), all of the live shows, songwriting, demo material, producing for local artists, voice overs, and acting kept Palangi busy. "One day a fan of mine messaged me and said hey I got VIP tickets for a special 60 person acoustic performance by Daughtry, do you want to go? I thought it would so cool to meet and see another one of my influences. Chris Daughtry toured with Day Of Fire in the beginning of his career, and I handed a CD to Chris [Daughtry] like I had done to Josh Brown. It was his guitarist Brian Craddock who had been standing in the alley waiting for his limo as I went over and struck up a conversation. He mentioned he produced at Cat Room Recording Studio and would listen to my music. Feeling like I went full circle, I had that same feeling and reaction when he messaged shortly after, and then I felt blessed to be planning out the 1st single Break These Chains that he produced. Inspired from the studio work on the previous projects, Frank dove into mixing and producing the rest of the songs on "Set Me Free EP. Mastered by Brad Blackwood (Three Days Grace, Korn) and Robert Venable (Twenty One Pilots, Megadeth). The single won two Akademia Music Awards, finalist in the the Unsigned Only Finalist, and Artist of the Year award from RadioWagman with two brand new music videos debuting on VEVO. It also aired on local NY's Time Warner Cable TV commercial and Local NY TV performances on Fox23 News, News Channel 13 (NY), LookTV, Plattsburgh Studio B TV, Crandall Library, and Prospect School/Center of Disabilities Telethon. Local newspaper features: The Albany Times Union, Saratoga Spotlight News, The Chronicle, The Poststar, Metroland locally winning of the "BEST IN THE REGION" awards for (Best Acoustic Solo). He released a follow up EP (I Am Ready 2013). I Am Ready was produced by Rob Coates (David Archuleta , Rich Redmond, Mark Wills), and received an LA Music Awards Nomination and coverage in Guitar World Magazine, Revolver Magazine, Front page on Music Now Magazine, Young Celebrity News, Middle TN Music and other publications. "I remember emailing Coates after hearing his work seeing what he'd think about us working together. It was different from the first recording experience in that I was recording parts myself and working digitally back and forth instead of being in person. It's amazin how all of these people on the project can work together without ever meeting. Working with musicians from the band "Pillar drummer Lester Estelle (Kelly Clarkson), guitarist Noah Henson (Brantley Gilbert), and others was another experience where it pushed me to learn and adapt quickly." In the start of 2010, fate crossed paths at a local nightclub (Upstate Concert Hall). Frank ran into Grammy Nominated singer Josh Brown (Day Of Fire, Full Devil Jacket) on tour. "I was a bit nervous handing my demo over to Josh, being he is one of my biggest influences. I remember him walking by the merch table and me standing there with my dad, and turning around and him saying did you need somethin?". Josh heard the raw potential and drive Frank showed and then caught the ear of his Nashville producer, Rogers Masson (Vintage Trouble, Marylin Manson). After receiving a surprising phone call three days later, plans were well on their way for Palangi to travel to Nashville TN to record his 1st five song EP (Self Titled, 2011) in the music mecca. Masson states, This is the baddest rhythm section in the land (Day Of Fire), and along with the vocal guidance from Josh Brown, Franks songs are going to turn out amazing." Frank says, "The first EP was a blessing working with all the members of the band, and Rogers pushing me to see the industry side at work. I felt a platform to stand on and drove me to pursue new opportunities from breaking into national shows, press, steady gigs, internet and local radio play." Additional self-produced projects Every Rose Has It's Thorn (Acoustic) (2019) Escape from NY Theme (2019), Halloween Theme (2018), Terminator Theme (2018), Purple Haze (2018), Frank Palangi EP acoustic (2017), I Am Ready EP acoustic (2017) Hope (2014) drummer Michael McManus (Saving Abel, 12 Stones, Scott Stapp) with
Band/artist history
"I decided after the band members in my high school band, Lethal Injectionn, broke up that I would try a new approach and do my own thing. I founded my solo project in 2006 and then made 3 demo albums till 2010. Then starting with getting experience with recording, writing and playing out live. 2010 everything changed when I met the band Day of Fire and their record producer in Nashville TN - Rogers Masson. That introduced me to the professional side of the industry and the decision to become a full time musician."
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes, Frank plays at variety of live event that include Fundraisers, Coffee Houses, Restaurants , Private parties, Clubs Venues, National/Regional Shows. "I love playing out and getting to experience the interaction with the crowd and enjoy talking with the fans". Anyone looking for entertainment contact... frankpalangistreetteam@yahoo.com
Your musical influences
Metallica, Megadeth, Ozzy, Creed, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Day of Fire, Daughtry, 3 Doors Down, Goo Goo Dolls, Johnny Cash and film composers like John Carpenter, Brad Fiedel.
What equipment do you use?
Ovation Acoustic Guitars - ESP / Epiphone Electrics - Spector Bass - Shure Mics - Mackie Mixers/Monitors - PC - Cakewalk Recording Software - Blackstar / Line 6 / Vox Amps - Roland Drums - On Stage Stands - Kyser Capos
Anything else?
Hope you like my music and will help spread the word. :) Hit me up on twitter, facebook, youtube and connect. Thanks for reading. m/ Tell your friends!
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