A quartet of dedicated rockers. Article A brings a fresh perspective on what a alternative power/pop band can offer. Hailing from North Jersey, the band has grown from a local band, who earned their respect performing around their hometowns, to being a national touring band. Their unique blend of power-pop and alternative rock has garnered interest in the industry since their inception in 2000.
Heavily rooted in Jersey, childhood friends Christian LaGrotteria (lead singer) and Joe Haight (bass) formed Article A with Evan Gallipoli (drummer) out of a mutual appreciation for music. Later adding Gary Kramer (guitar), the band went to work, playing whenever and wherever they could. Soon, the band’s hard work and dedication paid off as they landed a soundtrack placement, had a number one video on satellite music channel TVU and played for numerous major festivals. This all paid off when the guys signed a record deal with songwriter Denise Rich’s independent label 785 Records.
In 2006, Article A joined the 785 family and began the journey that would lead to a truly incredible first album. Early on, the band firmly decided that they were not going to settle with giving listeners an sub-par album with a single and the rest filler. The band spent much of the next 6 months writing and rehearsing until every song was felt as a potential hit single. The band then spent the last four months of 06' recording "Stay Now" at New Jersey’s Water Music with legendary engineer/mixer David Thoener (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen) and producers PJ Bianco and Mark Eichner.
With a live show that is short of comparisons and songs abundant in solid rock hooks, it is easy to see how Article A engage their audience and leave them wanting more. “As a band, we love connecting with people when we’re in front of a crowded club or talking to a fan outside a venue. It’s definitely not money or notoriety that gives us purpose, but creating that connection that justifies us being able to do what we do,” says Kramer.
Look for Article A on tour this fall/winter and for "Stay Now" in stores now!