Frank Palangi

Home grown New York indie-rock recording artist Frank Palangi serves up a feeding frenzy of edgy deep n gritty vocals while freshly fueling a bursting positive, passionate attitude. His quote "No Plan B" acted as his mission. It started in 2006 after leaving high school to pursue his dream. He wanted to become a career musician and singer-songwriter, and began on that path by releasing his debut self-titled EP in 2011. 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 fuses rock n roll with a post grunge sound to sculpt his positive, clean musical motifs. Grounded from a solid support system from his upbringing while his motivations are centralized around positivity and not the temptations of a stereotypical rockstar lifestyle. From an early childhood he learned to adapt to his chronic medical illness that impacted his decisions in his everyday life, turning it all around as a force to bring his dreams into reality saying "I have no Plan B backing down on my dreams."

With raw passion, dedication, and determination ingrained in his veins, his energetic performances and steadily growing fanbase, Frank has kicked down doors landing slots in North East Region opening for 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), IM5, Spiritual Rez, Prospect Hill, Bad Axis, Hindenberg, Sirsy, Deluka, Silversyde along with winning an opening slots 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/Jane’s Addiction.

"Frank’s natural talent and certifies that he can write songs that compete with the big boys of rock." — Jamsphere Magazine.

"Palangi’s 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)

He is the recipient of an LA Music Award nomination, three Akademia Music Awards, an Unsigned Only Semi-Finalist Award, WIGWAM Online Radio Best Male Artist Award as well as a local Best Acoustic Solo Artist in the region with the Post Star/Chronicle and Metroland Magazine.

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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 for singers. 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 played 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 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, Frank’s 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."

Soon after, he released another 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."

When the time came for his third installment EP five years later, 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 and finished in as the Unsigned Only Finalist 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).

Additional self-produced projects — 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 mastering engineers Gavin Lurssen (Robert Plant, Foo Fighters), Reuben Cohen (Rob Zombie, Snoop Dogg)

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    Role / Instrument:
    Vocals - Guitar- Solo Artist - Singer Songwriter - Audio Production (Mixing - Recording)
    Metallica, Megadeth, Ozzy, Creed, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Drowning Pool, Day of Fire, Fuel, Daughtry, 3 Doors Down, Breaking Benjamin, Goo Goo Dolls, Rev Thory, Shinedown, Full Devil Jacket, Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Hinder, Hoobastank, Led Zeppelin, Powerman 5k, Johnny Cash and film composers like John Carpenter, Brad Fiedel.
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    Drums - Guitar - Backup Vocals - Bass
    Audio works have included musicians -Brian Craddock/Brandon Maclin: Daughtry - Allen Benatar: VURE -Zach Simms, Joe/Chris Pangallo: Day of Fire -Josh Brown: Full Devil Jacket/Day Of Fire/A New Rebel -Lester Estelle: Pillar/Kelly Clarkson -Noah Henson: Pillar/Brantley Gillbert -Michael McManus: 12 Stones/Saving Abel/Scott Stapp -Other Musicians: Scotty Derrico, Lauren Strange, Joe Carroll, Christina Christian Live Band has included Greg Auffredou, Josh Opitz, Jared Curtis, Dillon Swertner, TR Remsen, Brandon Oropallo, Sal Leggerio, Randy McKinley, Joshua Gill, Frank Savasta



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Set Me FreeSet Me Free EPPlay →
Break These ChainsBreak These Chains (Single)Play →
HopeHope (Single)Play →
I Am ReadyI AM READY EPPlay →
Turn It All AroundI AM READY EPPlay →
Frozen (Acoustic Version)I Am Ready (Acoustic Version)Play →
BoohooI AM READY EPPlay →
I'm WaitingFrank Palangi EPPlay →
Driving These Lines (Acoustic)Frank Palangi EP (Acoustic Version)Play →
Love (Acoustic)Frank Palangi EP (Acoustic Version)Play →
RemembranceFrank Palangi EPPlay →
Break These Chains (Acoustic Version)Play →


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Frank Palangi Releases Self-Titled EP Posted 12/12/2012 at 2:08pm | by Guitar World Staff Hailing from upstate New York, up and coming rock guitarist and singer Frank Palangi’s new EP brims with creativity, remolding mainstream music and knocking out thought provoking lyrics while sharing his positive outlook through his music. Palangi lends new energy and new life to the airwaves with innovative melodies thatspeak to his audience. Metallica, Ozzy, Godsmack, Creed, Day of Fire, Three Days Grace, Johnny Cash and Goo Goo Dolls all heavily influence Palangi’s musical stylings. The EP was recorded in Nashville and produced by industry veteran Rogers Masson (Marilyn Manson, Chris Daughtry, Vintage Trouble). Palangi wrote, performed and co-produced the EP, working with Grammy-nominated rock band Day of Fire. “This is the baddest rhythm section in the land,” Masson says. The hard-rocking “I’m Waiting” and softer, acoustic ballad “Love” are standout tracks. Palangi’s years of constant playing, writing and recording has paid off, but it’s his passion for music that has gotten him where he is. “I have no plan B; I’m not backing down on my dreams,” Palangi says. Palangi’s first single, “I Am Ready,” will be followed by his debut full length album in 2013. Get his debut "EP" and new single "I Am Ready" on, iTunes or Best Buy.

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