2013 Honorable Mention – 23rd Annual LA Music Awards
2013 Nominee – Rock Single of the Year – 23rd Annual LA Music Award “I Am Ready”
Frank Palangi – NY Rock Recording Artist – “I have no plan b on backing down on my dreams.”
“Positive Driving Rock” – Palangi is a force at work that fuels a feeding frenzy of contemporary rock. His solid tone, positive energetic attitude fuses with a deep yet gritty voice molding him recognizable. This admirable, handsome down to earth rocker doesn’t have to portray the party every day and every night typical lifestyle you may think musicians live. At the core is a singer/songwriter and mult-instrumentalist crafting fresh creativity. Constantly interacting with his fans through social media and gigs not only shows he cares, but that he is dedicated to his profession.
“It has been a blessing to do what I love and being a positive inspiration for fans through my music. Growing up, I dealt with childhood medical issues and learning to adapt and overcome challenges that somehow let me reroute illness into a strength. Along with the way I was raised, it gave me the passion, determination and will not give up on my dreams. The music industry itself is tough but doesn’t scare me to break up some doors.” Frank says.
INTRODUCTION: Starting his project in 2006 with learning how to record demos, to playing local coffee houses making little money, to being a self made full time profession. Gaining ground in the North East U.S, he’s shared stages opening for national acts 3 Doors Down, Aaron Lewis (Staind), FUEL, TRAPT/Candlelight Red/Veer Union, Powerman 5000/HEDPE, Young Guns, HURT, Jess Malin (Former D-Generation singer), IM5 to popular regional acts including Prospect Hill, Bad Axis, Sirsy, Deluka, and more. In 2013 Palangi won the spot on the Uproar festival in Saratoga NY sponsored by Ernie Ball opening for Alice in Chains/Jane’s Addiction at SPAC. Received national press features with GuitarWorld.com, Revolver Mag.com, Music Now Magazine, Young Celebrity News, The Examiner.com, Mi2n.com, Top40-Charts.com and including local TV, radio and newspaper features on Fox23 News, News Channel 13 (NY), Q103 Albany, Albany Times Union, The Poststar, Saratoga Spotlight News, The Chronicle, including winning “BEST IN THE REGION” award in 2011/2012, “Best Local Solo Musician” Metroland newspaper 2015. Whether he is playing a restaurant or playing on a stage with 100’s of people in front, you are in for a truly energetic and enjoyable performance with heart that’s consistent acoustically or with a full act.
DISCOGRAPHY: Sparking the attention from industry professionals, Palangi has released “Frank Palangi EP” 2011, “I Am Ready EP” 2013 (Nominated for Best Rock Single at the LA Music Awards) and song singles that include “Hope”, “Falling too” and his upcoming single titled “Break These Chains” produced by Brian Craddock from the successful band Daughtry. It is an instant fan favorite and next direction in Palangi’s career all ready winning the Akademia Music Award for May 2015 for “Best METAL/POP SONG”. This new powerful, strong, and polished sound lands Palangi in the big leagues.
“Palangi’s hard-hitting track features intense metal musicianship, top-notch production, and songcraft worthy of Metallica at their best.” – Akademia Music Awards
Frank’s catalog has included members of Christian rock band “Pillar” with drummer Lester Estelle jr (Kelly Clarkson) and guitarist Noah Henson, drummer Michael McManus (Saving Abel, 12 Stones, Scott Stapp), Grammy nominated band Day of Fire, Full Devil Jacket singer Josh Brown to working with producers Rob Coates (David Archuleta , Rich Redmond, Mark Wills), Rogers Masson (Marilyn Manson, Vintage Trouble), Robert Venable (Megadeth, Disciple), Brian Craddock (Daughtry) to mastering engineers Gavin Lurssen (Robert Plant, Foo Fighters), Reuben Cohen (Rob Zombie, Snoop Dog), Grammy winner Brad Blackwood (Three Days Grace, Korn) and recordings at Rivergate Studios (Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down), The Cat Room, American Recordings, SoundStage in Nashville and more.
– “Frank is an amazing young artist with a very clear and focused direction… Frank knows who he is! A killer singer and guitar player, the “Break These Chains” recording session came together very quickly and easily here at The Cat Room (Virginia recording studio). Frank Palangi is an artist to watch out for in 2015!” – Brian Craddock
-“Frank’s natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock.” Jamsphere Magazine.
-“Hope” delivers a strong, inspirational message, exploring what the idea of hope means to Palangi.” GuitarWorld Magazine
HOW THINGS STARTED: Fate crossed paths catching the ears of a Grammy nominated rock band “Day Of Fire” while attending one of the bands last club performances in 2010 in Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall. Being one of Frank’s influences in the positive rock genre, he made contact with Josh Brown (also singer from Full Devil Jacket) at the show and took his demo CD. A few days later, their producer Rogers Masson (worked with Marylin Manson, Vintage Trouble) made contact with Frank after being impressed with his material and soon after began production on the debut “Frank Palangi EP” released in 2011. The sessions were held in music center of the world, Nashville, TN. Rogers said, “This is the baddest rhythm section in the land, and along with the vocal guidance from Josh, Frank’s songs are going to turn out amazing.” Mastered by Mult-Grammy award winner Gavin Lurssen (Rober Plant. Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton, Queens of the Stone Age). Frank says “My first EP for me grew my sound into the place where it needed to be get to the next level, steering it toward the mainstream. I had so much fun flying down to TN with my experiences in the music mecca. I met a lot of great musicians and was absorbed in the culture. It gave me a platform to stand on and led to opportunities in radio, national shows, and the start of an online presence.”