Stang-Live at the Grape Street Philadelphia
STANG is a brawny Philadelphia power trio with a sonically potent delivery, unforgettable lyrics and a new young guitar hero as it's ferocious leader. With 17-year-old guitar whiz Emmett Stang out front, STANG delivers an explosive fusion of styles - from rock to world music - to both the stage and the studio. Having played non-stop around the Greater Philadelphia area since it's formation last year, it's the live aspect of STANG that brings the band to it's recorded debut, LIVE! AT THE ... GRAPE STREET PHILADELPHIA, being simultaneously released as a live CD and DVD on Stairway Records. Clearly, STANG's live reputation for energetic and dynamic sets comes into focus. Indeed, the band consistently achieves resonance with it's audiences, no matter how subtle or dramatic the vibe in the room steers a particular performance. Emmett has been possessed by the transcendent contributions of Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen and Steve Ray Vaughan since he was 11, when the Toronto transplant stopped his classical guitar training and went electric, with a singular devotion to rock. He has never looked back. As his songwriting has continued to develop, Emmett's guitar playing has absorbed a unique jazz seasoning, courtesy of his mentor, jazz guitar great Jimmy Bruno. In the process, Emmett's influences have deepened, with lasting exposure to the likes of John Coltrane, Brian Wilson and Paco de Lucia. Flanked by Kevin Vecchione on bass and vocals, and Jimmy Coleman on drums, Emmett has assembled a band that has the Delaware Valley tuning in and turning out on almost any given night. Kevin has toured the world, supporting Eddie Van Halen, Billy Sheehan, Marty Friedman and Zakk Wylde Jimmy has worked with two of today's hottest rising soul-drenched voices - John Legend and Amos Lee. LIVE AT THE ... GRAPE STREET PHILADELPHIA was produced by Skip Drinkwater (Moby, Incubus, Lee Ritenour), mixed by Phil Nicolo (The Roots, Train, Fugees) and Skip Drinkwater, engineered by Phil Nicolo, and mastered at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. So watch out for STANG. They have lots of ways they can get you. And they will.