The band was formed during July 2002 when Chris and Stacy Reilly's band MAGNETIC STORM parted ways with their bass player. Remo Capello who had previously played in the original version of the popular Connecticut band MAD RACKET with Chris back in 1981-82 had been down to see a MAGNETIC STORM show in his home town of Wallingford, CT during April of 2002 and the two had expressed an interest in getting together to jam sometime.
Shortly after MAGNETIC STORM disbanded after a nine-year run playing the Connecticut club scene and they set up a date to get together. It was evident right from the start of their first jam session that the three of them had a chemistry and their sound gelled immediately. They got together a few more times and decided that they had all the right ingredients to make them an awesome three piece rock band.
They came up with the name FRANTIC CITY and within a month they were out playing some parties to see how a crowd responded and respond they did! They put together a mix of material consisting of some of the stronger material that was being played by MAGNETIC STORM, some old favorites Remo & Chris had played with MAD RACKET and some newer material. Shortly after the band's formation they were sharing the stage with the legendary Long Island band The Good Rats and the crowd loved them.
FRANTIC CITY has been together for seven years the musicians who make up the band are seasoned musicians who have been quite successful through out the years.
Chris Reilly, the bands guitarist/vocalist has been wooing the crowds with his fiery finger work and showmanship for years playing many stages with bands like SWEET REVENGE, KOBRA, SIGINAL 9, BLACK DIAMOND, MAD RACKET, THE ROCKS OF LONG ISLAND, ELECTRIC EYE and MAGNETIC STORM. His smoking guitar solo's have always dazzled audiences and add an intensity that is rarely seen in rock guitar playing these days.
His wife Stacy Reilly, the bands hard hitting rock solid drummer got her start playing in marching bands, played with an all girl rock band and eventually took over drumming spot in MAGNETIC STORM. There aren't many women in rock n' roll to begin with let alone drummers and after witnessing her play live most people would agree that she hits em' harder and with more conviction than most of the guys out there in rock these days. She also adds to the bands sound with her background vocals giving the band three-part harmonies when needed.
Fleshing out the bands rhythmic power and pulse is bassist/vocalist Remo Capello who like Chris has been playing for years. He has played in many successful bands and has played many of the top clubs and concert venues up and down the east coast. His thunder from down under has given the rhythmic thump to some of the top Connecticut bands over the years. Some of the groups he's helped bring to the limelight include MAD RACKET who he had played in several incarnations with, THIN AIR, BLITZ, CATCH 22, SEQUIN RUIJ, THOSE GUYS and STONE MANOR.
The band's musicians have played many of their own successful shows as well as sharing the stage with national acts like Cheap Trick, Sly And The Family Stone, Joe Perry Project, Y&T, Talas, Nazareth, The Good Rats, Raven, Grim Reaper, Obsession and Black Oak Arkansas to name a few.
If you like guitar driven music that encompasses all of the best elements of classic rock, heavy metal, alternative and grunge as well as instrumentals look no further, FRANTIC CITY is out to give the audience something that's been missing in music these days, music that's fun, played with passion and yes people, guitar solo's! Next time you want to be rocked check out FRANTIC CITY!!!
Stacey: Drums / Vocals
Chris: Guitar / Vocals
Remo: Bass / Vocals
Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz, SRV, Cream, Mountain, STP, ZZ Top, Green Day, AC/DC, Zappa.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 360 minutes
These are just some of the artists who's songs Frantic City currently performs. We are constantly updating our song list based on the many requests we receive at our shows.
3 Doors Down
Blue Oyster Cult
J. Geils Band
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Stone Temple Pilots
The Rolling Stones
Past Booked Dates:
12-10-2010 — J. Roos Restaurant - 249 State Street North Haven, CT Friday December 10th 9:30
10-08-2010 — J. Roos Restaurant - 249 State Street North Haven, CT Friday October 8th 9:30
09-04-2010 — Prospect Mountain Campground - Granville Mass. Labor Day Weekend Saturday Sept. 4th, Summer party 6:30
07-30-2010 — J. Roos Restaurant - 249 State Street North Haven, CT Friday July 30th 9:30
05-29-2010 — Prospect Mountain Campground - Granville Mass. Memorial Day Weekend Saturday May 29th, Summer party 6:30
05-01-2010 — J. Roos Restaurant - 249 State Street North Haven, CT Saturday May 1st 9:30
02-05-2010 — J. Roos Restaurant - 249 State Street North Haven, CT Friday February 5th 9:30
12-11-2009 — The Downtown Cafe, Bristol CT
09-19-2009 — Private Party Meriden CT
09-04-2009 — The Downtown Cafe, Bristol CT
08-30-2009 — SUN MULTISPORT EVENTS CRANBERRY TRIFEST / TED WILLIAMS CAMP Lakeville MA
08-28-2009 — J. Roos Rest. , North Haven CT
08-22-2009 — Private Party Sandy Hook CT
07-25-2009 — Private Party - East Haven CT
07-18-2009 — Private Party - Windsor Locks CT
07-04-2009 — Prospect Mtn. Campground, Granville MA
06-27-2009 — The Downtown Cafe, Bristol CT
05-24-2009 — KOA Campgrounds, Plattkill NY
05-01-2009 — Riders Cafe, Waterbury CT
04-17-2009 — JC Hooks, Waterbury CT
04-10-2009 — Ziggy's Bar and Grill, Fairfield CT
04-03-2009 — B & G Lounge, South Windsor CT
03-21-2009 — The Downtown Cafe, Bristol CT
03-06-2009 — Johnny B's Cafe - 1457 MERIDEN RD. MIDPOINTE PLAZA WOLCOTT, CT
01-17-2009 — P-Sams' Bar & Grill- 118 Main Street Bristol, CT
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