Frank Palangi is an indie rock recording artist homegrown from Upstate New York that reignites the fuel on the genre that refuses to die. His gravelly, deep n gritty, vibrato voice delivers across a room with his charismatic charm. Whether it's a… (read more)
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Frank Palangi is an indie rock recording artist homegrown from Upstate New York that reignites the fuel on the genre that refuses to die. His gravelly, deep n gritty, vibrato voice delivers across a room with his charismatic charm. Whether it's a raw, unplugged acoustic set or the full driving sound of the electric guitar, the passion of rock is imprinted in his veins. Frank is a millennial that wears many hats from recording, mixing, producing, teaching guitar lessons and video work. His positive outlook on life is one of you don't just give up & you stay on it however long it takes. His mission statement is "I have no plan b in backing down on my dreams." His style tips the hat on the past 30 year evolution of the 80s & 90s rock & post grunge genres mixed with a taste of heavy metal.
Where did Frank start? Influenced by bands from the 80's (Metallica, Ozzy, Def Leppard, Megadeth), 90's (Creed, Godsmack, 3 Doors Down, Drowing Pool), 2000's (Daughtry, Three Days Grace, Shinedown, Hinder), his natural talent for self learning from the age of 13 lead to him being a multi-instrumentalist. "I was a shy kid with health issues growing up with no sports so I turned to creative outlets instead like music and film. Learning from DVD's (early days of the net) TV interviews & live shows from the past decades I knew I wasn't going for the typical drinking, smashing hotel rooms rocker lifestyle that it is known for. I could focus more on the music, , the career, the fans, and the drive to grow & learn and of course that rock n roll rebel yell feeling to stand up for yourself." -FP
Since the COVID pandemic hit making things hard for musicians and Frank's attitude and determineraton didn't change the idea of his mission statement. "Growing up with the early Youtube days and the rise of social platforms, it changed the field of how to get music out there and I took the online approach harder and contunie to do online shows. I know things take longer than expect, it just means you have believe & have faith more not to back down so quick." The big choke in the music business is that you think you'll become an over night success fast, that's not the case. Frank with having an admirable stubbornness tenacity to keep progressing knows it's relentless work and expecting rejection.
"Palangi’s positivity extends beyond his music into the way he interacts with his fans. " — Guitar World.
Since his debut 2011 "Frank Palangi EP", he's had the good fortune to work along side with industry producers Rogers Masson, Rob Coates, Brain Craddock & mastering engineers Brad Blackwood, Gavin Lurssen, Robert Venables & band members from Daughtry, Pillar, Day Of Fire, Full Devil Jacket, Saving Abel, Kelly Clarkson, Candelbox/Hole to lend their influences. Palangi's dedication & determination, steadily grows with online support & opening in the north east with national artists 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 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.