"NO PLAN B" - Positive Driving Rock Artist
Palangi fuels a feeding frenzy of contemporary rock with that gritty old school kick. His style is like a high end sports car with a 1970 Muscle Car. At the core is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a unique bass rock voice constantly pouring his heart and soul in to his work. You can hear mixtures of his influences but can tell he is not copying any one sound off the bat. Where there is smoke, there's fire but there's always a breath of fresh air to hear a new and exciting artist that’s not afraid to take chances with his music.
2014 brings the brand new single called “HOPE” produced by Palangi himself. With Michael McManus (Saving Abel, 12 Stones) on drums and recordings done at Chris Henderson from 3 Doors Down's studio (Rivergate), Frank is not stopping with expanding his talents. He says, "It's not only a positive rock song but it's more because it's a message. I also wanted to give back to the fans and release the track for free (on the sites that allow free downloads) and reach out to people that may be in need and help with an uplifting message."
He is currently working on other new music this year as well.
New York’s very own is no longer beneath the radar screens with this latest EP entitled “I Am Ready.” (2013) - IndieShark Reviews
Produced by Rob Coates (David Archuleta , Rich Redmond, Mark Wills, Traa Daniels) from Nashville, TN that has brought raw, solid sound twists of heavier flavors out in Frank's sound. The single "I AM READY" proves to be a modern rock track that attracts your attention, ambitions from the get go. Nominated for an L.A Music Award in Fall 2013 for "BEST ROCK SINGLE". Features "FROZEN", the ballad single delivers a rock/pop feel, and "BOOHOO" with rock/country twists. No cookie cutter formula to fuzz about and keeps you listening. Members from the Christian rock band "PILLAR" (drummer Lester Estelle jr (Kelly Clarkson) and guitarist, producer Noah Henson), and Guitarist, Producer Jacob Veal has performed on the EP. “Keep watch to see and hear big things happening with Frank Palangi,” Coates says. “He is consistent and will not let you down, regardless if you’re in the industry or a loyal fan.”
"It has been a blessing meeting great people and being a positive influence. My music people have told me helps them through their hard times and that's a special connection. It hasn't been an easy road growing up with childhood medical issues and learning to adapt and overcome challenges. But with all of that, I somehow rerouted illness into strength and gave me the passion, determination and will from within to not give up. Follow your dreams and have no plan b.” Frank says.
In 2011, fate stepped in and began the first step and caught the ears of Grammy nominated band “DAY OF FIRE” while attending a local club performance. Few days later their producer Rogers Masson (Marilyn Manson, Vintage Trouble) made contact and soon after began production on the debut “FRANK PALANGI EP”. The sessions 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 of singer Josh Brown (Full Devil Jacket), Frank’s songs are going to turn out amazing.” After a few months in the studio the release was finished and mastered by Mult-Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen. Frank says "The album for me, grew my sound into the place where it needed to be steering it toward the mainstream rock crowd. I had so much fun going down to TN for my first time to the music mecca, meeting people and being absorbed in the culture. It gave me the platform to stand on my feet and begin flight."
"Frank’s natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock." Jamsphere Magazine.
Frank has continued to create new buzz, with a growing social media fan base. If you follow him all ready, you know the hard work and dedication that's out there. Receiving radio airplay and interviews on various national and local markets. Awarded Male Artist of the Year by Boostradio.com (2014). Press coverage including GUITARWORLD, REVOLVER, MUSIC NOW, Young Celebrity, FOX 23NEWS (NY), NewsChannel13 (NY), Mi2n.com press releases, Top40-Charts.com, Albany Times Union and many more reviews online. Achieving an L.A Music Award Nomination for Best Rock Single for I AM READY (2013) and placing as a Top 50 finalist in Grammy Live contest (2012). A finalist in local contests such as "Rockstar for a day" Ted Nugent opener contest (2013), "BEST IN THE REGION" (Glens Falls) for best acoustic act in the Post Star Newspaper 2012 (1st) /2011 (3rd), Capital Region has talent top 25 (2010), Saratoga Fair top 20 (2009).
Palangi has shared the stage as an opener with regional and national acts 3 Doors Down, FUEL, TRAPT, Candlelight Red, Young Guns, HURT, Prospect Hill, Bad Axis, Sirsy, Deluka, Jess Malin (Former D-Generation singer), Silversyde, IM5, Weaving the Fate including winning the UPROAR FESTIVAL Ernie Ball Saratoga, NY battle winner opening for Alice in Chains/Jane’s Addiction (2013) in Northeastern part of the U.S. He continues to search for new opportunities with his passion, drive and motivation to open doorways into growing his career. Whether he is playing a restaurant or playing on stage, he consistently pours his soul into a truly energetic and enjoyable performance.
Discography: Frank Palangi EP (2011), I AM READY EP (2013), Hope - Single (2014).
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