– Frank Palangi, a one-man band whose work has ranged from acoustic to hard rock.
Working as a solo artist who performs all his own instrumentation has been a blessing for him, Palangi said. He suffers from severe allergies and asthma and his ability to write and perform all his own music – and to record it in his own home studio – has greatly lessened the effects of what could otherwise have been considerable hardships for a musician.
As a writer, he says he focuses on creating songs people will want to hear over and over again. And nostalgia, he believes, is also an important facet of songwriting. “Music should be entertainment. The more you listen, the more you want,” Palangi said. “It's all about revisiting songs and remembering when you heard them in a certain time of your life – almost like a photo album.”
His constant playing (and constant writing and recording, too) are signs of his passion for music – something he believes is required for someone to be truly accomplished as a musical artist. “If you want to play music, it must be a passion and a drive. Practice is the key to getting better.”
Palangi is currently working with A&R Select, the world's leading independent artist development firm, based out of Los Angeles, CA.
More information is available by visiting www.myspace.com/frankpalangirocks and http://www.promofm.com/bands/1892/index.php.