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Granati Brothers
Granati Brothers
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Classic Rock, Melodic Rock, Guitar
The "Granati Brothers" are independent artists whose classic rock music and rich harmonies have been compared to the Beatles, Jellyfish, Queen, and Supertramp. Brian Foraker, who has worked with Moby, Heart, Yes, and others mastered their latest independently produced CD. It's called "G" -"The Continuing Adventures of the Granati Brothers" and was recorded at their own 24 track studio "DaveWorld Productions". The G Brothers are veteran performers who rocked the nation at 78 sold out concerts with Van Halen in the 80s. David Granati's soaring melodic riffs earned him a nomination for player of the year by Guitar Player Magazine in 1981. Their earlier recordings on A&M Records include "G-Force" (1979) and "Propaganda" (1979). They have also performed or recorded with Bruce Springsteen, J. Geils, Ian Hunter, the Doobie Brothers, Sammy Haggar, Nazareth, Heart, Peter Frampton, Boston, Blue Oyser Cult, Def Leppard, Black Foot, Molley Hatchet, Head East, Southside Johnny, the Fabulous Poodles, Gentle Giant, Dionne Warwick, Joe Grushecky, the Clarks, BE Taylor, the Jaggerz, Norm Nardini, and more. The band signed with Atlantic Records in 1986 and recorded an album called "Enter". Whether they were known as "The Granati Bros." or "G-Force", the band headlined thousands of shows at colleges, showcase clubs, and theatres in the 1980's thru the mid 1990's. The band re-united in 2002-2003 to record their latest CD.
Band/artist history
A tightly packed club in New Brighten Pa. was the musical hot-spot of Western Pa. and the launching pad for the G- Brothers adventures in 1978. Ray and Derrick Shulman of the band Gentle Giant visited one and evening quickly signed the G-Brothers to a management deal and to A&M Records. Frank Barcelona also visited and signed them to the Premiere Talent roster which included Bruce Springsteen, the Who, and Van Halen. Major rock FM stations throughout America, including WMMS, WMMR, KROQ, WNEW, and WDVE give rotation airplay to the Songs Nite, Looked So Good, and What in the World, It was You and others. Fans purchased over 50,000 copies. In 1979 The Granati Brothers appeared with Van Halen, Heart, Peter Frampton, Boston, J Geils, Ian Hunter, the Doobie Brothers, and others during a seven-month national tour. Over 250,000 fans in 50 cities experience the G-Brothers at Americas largest venues. The highlight of the tour was appearance before 62,000 fans at the Superdome. In 1981 The Granati Brothers G-Force performed for over 500,000 fans in 39 cities in the U.S. and Canada appearing with Van Halen at 46 sold out concerts. It is the third largest tour of 1981. Im 1982, Rick Granati, members of the United Steel Workers, and WDVE organized a benefit concert at Pittsburghs Stanley Theater to raise money for thousands of unemployed steel workers and call attention to their plight. The Granati Brothers and nationally known Pittsburgh recording artists the Iron City House Rockers and Billy Price perform. The CBS Evening News, the Today Show, the New York Times, La Times, AP, the UPI cover the event the focusing international attention on needs of the steel workers families. Proceeds from the concert are used to start the first food bank in Pittsburgh that is still in existence 20 years later. In the 1990's the Granati's build their own recording studio and use their recording and production knowledge to produce and record other artists. Granati Brothers build and found Mulberry street studio and record sessions with Hootie and the Blow-Fish, Blues Travelers, the Clarkes and other artists. David Granati builds a 48 track studio and records a whos who of Pittsburgh based artists including the Gathering Field, Corbin and Hanner, Jimmy Beaumont, Johnny Angel, Norm Nardini, the Vogues, the Jaggerz, the Tremblers, and Soda Jerks and more. David also did independent projects in Ireland and at Lenny Kravitz Studios. Hermie Granati recorded and performed with Joe Grusheky, BE Taylor, The Jaggerz, and others during the 1990's. In 2002 the Granati Brothers reunite and release 'G-the Continuing Adventures of the Granati Brothers'. Lee Abrams Chief Programmer of XM Radion calls the Granati Brothers to tell them he is launching the G's new CD on XM Radio Unsigned. Lee has been recognized as the number one radio programmer of all time by "Radio & Record" Magazine and as a member of the "Newsweek" Cultural Elite 100. And the Musical Adventure Continues..... Join the Party......
Have you performed in front of an audience?
The band played most of the major concert arena's in the US including a show in front of 62,000 at the Superdome.
Your musical influences
Beatles, Genesis, Yes, Who, U2, Traffic, Spirit, Frank Zappa Jeff Beck, Sanata, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Fripp, Richards Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Todd Rungren, Chick Corea, Weather Report The Three Stooges and the Marx Bros.
What equipment do you use?
Spaghetti and coffee
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