PANIC DISORDER is an alternative rock band that has achieved success in South Florida and is now looking to broaden their impact onto the regional and national level. This hard-working three-piece band consists of lead guitarist and vocalist, Danny Guerrieri, Jr., drummer J.C. Macfarlane, and bassist/keyboardist Burny Pelsmajer. Their music blends pop, punk, and hard rock influences to provide an aggressive sound with powerful hooks and melodies. Combining an infectious energy and a captivating stage presence, this band leaves a unique impression upon each and every audience.
This band is a three-piece act by choice, not by circumstance. With all three members pulling “double-duty”, (each member sings lead and/or backup throughout a typical performance), PANIC DISORDER delivers high-energy, crowd-pleasing performances over 150 times a year. PANIC DISORDER has performed at venues such as Dolphins Stadium, Revolution LIVE!, Clematis By Night, and Florida Atlantic University.
In their short history, they have been recognized numerous times for their achievement on the South Florida circuit:
· In 2007 and 2008, the band was recognized in Best Local Band category of WPBF-TV25’s (ABC) A-List Competition. Out of over 125 bands, they are the only band to be ranked in the Top 5 in consecutive years.
· Featured in The Miami Herald, The Boca Raton News, and In The Biz Magazine.
· Featured Artist at Bandzoogle.com
· Performed at Dolphins Stadium during Florida Marlins’ 10th Inning Concert Series
· Radio Airplay on The Buzz 103.1FM in West Palm Beach, Florida.
PANIC DISORDER combines talent, determination, and a youthful passion to provide a fun and entertaining rock experience for fans of any age. They have an unquestioned commitment to their profession and look forward to gathering new fans and friends through each and every performance.
J.C. Macfarlane - Drums
Danny Guerrieri, Jr. - Lead Vocals & Lead Guitar
Burny Pelsmajer - Bass, keys, and Vocals
"figure It out" was independently released by PANIC DISORDER on August 1, 2008.
ITB Music Spotlight - August 2007
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After starting out a little over two years ago, Panic Disorder has easily become one of the harde...After starting out a little over
two years ago, Panic Disorder
has easily become one of the
hardest working bands in South Florida. Before 2007 is over, they will have played over 150 shows in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade counties.
The band is comprised of lead singer and guitarist, Danny Guerrieri Jr., bassist Don Wolf, and drummer Phil Alexander. The band has come a long way from being the regular Saturday night house band a local Irish Pub in Boca Raton.
Since employing the managerial
skills of Ben Adelberg late in 2006, the band has taken a more focused and goal-oriented approach to their performances and craft.
“We came to the realization that if
we really wanted to make something happen, we needed some help on the business end. It’s just too tough to excel musically while trying to handle the day-to-day business affairs. Having
a manager on board allows us to
concentrate solely on our music and on our performances.” said Guerrieri.
Not a bad idea for any bands out
there having a hard time juggling
booking gigs and jamming out. Since Ben came on board back in December, the band has performed at 20 different venues in the Tri-County area, including,
the Briny Pub, All Stars Sports
Bar, Lulu’s Baitshack, Play by Play
Sports Bar, Roy’s Sports Bar, Waxy
O’Conners, Murphy’s Law, Clamster’s and a couple of the Bru’s Rooms.
The guys don’t show any sign of
slowing down. In August they are going to be playing at Tarpon Bend in Ft. Lauderdale on the 2nd and 16th, the Palm Beach Gardens Dubliner on the 3rd, 14th and 17th, The Bull Bar in Delray on the 8th, 22nd and 29th, Boston’s on the Beach in Delray on the 23rd and they’ll be giving Coyote Ugly in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale a dose of rock when they perform there on the 10th.
Locally, the band has certainly made an impact, but at the end of August, they will be taking their local act to a much broader audience. They will be taking part in the Marlin’s 10th Inning Concert Series promotion at Dolphins Stadium. On Friday, August 31st, the band will perform for thousands of Marlins fans as the game winds down. They will be setup in the StrikeZone near Gate H and will take the stage toward the end of the game.
This promotion is conjunction with the Super Saturday Concert Series the Marlins are doing, in which they will have a big name perform live during every Saturday night home game.
The bands diverse set lists make their sound enjoyable for fans of all kinds of different music. They draw on all genres of rock to come up with a combination that entertains and captivates audiences. A few of their cover favorites are The Police,
Sublime, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix and Third Eye Blind, to name a few.
“One of our strengths is our set list. We get people dancing and we keep them dancing. All ages enjoy our shows as well. It’s not surprising to see college kids dancing right along with couples in their 40’s and 50’s. We’ll get anyone up and dancing.” said Guerrieri.
Covering songs is good to get a crowd moving, but it’s the originals that really get the rock juices flowing. The next objective for Panic Disorder is to release their long-awaited EP this Fall. To get a complete schedule, or to simply find out more about Panic Disorder, go to their website at www.panicdisorderrocks.com or check them out on myspace at www.myspace.com/panicd
"No More Sweet Home Alabama"
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Local cover band Panic Disorder finally releases an album of originals. By Jonathan Cunningham ...Local cover band Panic Disorder finally releases an album of originals.
By Jonathan Cunningham
Published on September 04, 2008
One unfortunate aspect of South Florida's music scene is that there isn't nearly enough room for bands making original music to thrive financially. There are only so many venues left (and the economy isn't helping). Too many bar owners who hire bands are really just looking for a live jukebox to keep their customers happy. It's limiting, to say the least, and the local power-pop trio Panic Disorder knows all about it. The band has been grinding away three nights a week for the past two years, trying to make a name for itself — though the reality is that cover gigs are what pay the bills. Now that it's just released its first full-length album, Figure It Out (a quality, ten-song rocker full of catchy tunes about love gone awry), the band hopes local music lovers recognize that it can do a lot more than play "Blister in the Sun" to drunk patrons night after night.
I recently checked in with Panic Disorder's lead singer, Danny Guerrieri, who talked about the band's new album and the annoyances of playing covers.
New Times: Are you nervous about playing more shows full of originals instead of just working as a cover band?
Guerrieri: No, it excites us more than anything. It's been so long, we're raring to go. Most people just know us as a cover band, and sometimes we play an original and folks are like, uh, that's great, now let's hear "Sweet Home Alabama." I don't let it bother me, but we can do a heck of a lot more than that.
How long did it take you to finish this record, and what's it all about?
It took us about two months from start to finish once we went into the studio. The basic theme of the CD is, during the writing process... both my drummer and I were going through turbulent times in relationships. A lot of it is about trying to get your life and relationships on track... and how you deal with it.
How many songs do you have in your cover repertoire that you pool from each night?
We've got 150 songs that we can play note for note without having to think about it.
What's the most annoying song that people request— the one where you're like, "Fuck! Not that again?"
I'd have to say "Brown-Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison. Unfortunately, it's a great song... I only wish to write a song that popular some day. But if I had to play it again, I'd rather have my head chopped off.
What else is on that list?
"Sweet Home Alabama!" We've thrown in "All Summer Long" from Kid Rock just to spice it up, though. Also "Free Bird," but I refuse to play it. I just say, "Sorry, I'm not fucked up enough to play that song right now."
Panic Disorder is capable of playing a one hour set of all original music.
Panic Disorder is ALSO able to play 3-5 hour cover shows consisting of a mix of alternative and classic rock. The band uses their own unique style to cover the following artists:
311 - "All Mixed Up"
AC/DC - "Highway to Hell", "You Shook Me All Night Long", "TNT"
Against Me - "Thrash Unreal"
Alice in Chains - "No Excuses"
Alien Ant Farm - "Smooth Criminal"
Anthrax - "Got The Time"
Bad Company - "Feel Like Making Love"
Beastie Boys - "You Gotta Fight"
Better Than Ezra - "Good"
Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
Black Sabbath - "Paranoid", "War Pigs"
Blink 182 - "All The Small Things", "Dammit", "What's My Age Again"
Blur - "Song 2"
Bob Marley - "No Woman, No Cry"
Bon Jovi - "Wanted Dead or Alive"
Bonnie Tyler - "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
Bryan Adams - "Summer of '69"
Buckcherry - "Crazy Bitch"
Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth"
Bush - "Machinehead"
Cake - "I Will Survive", "The Distance"
Cheap Trick - "Surrender"
CKY - "96 Quite Bitter Things"
Counting Crows - "Mr. Jones"
Cracker - "Low"
Cranberries - "Zombie"
CCR - "Bad Moon Rising"
Deep Blue Something - "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Don Henley - "Boys of Summer"
Doors - "Roadhouse"
Dropkick Murphy's - "Fortunate Son"
Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
Eric Clapton - "Cocaine"
Eve 6 - "Inside Out"
Everclear - "Santa Monica"
Filter - "Take My Picture"
Foo Fighters - "Everlong", "Learn to Fly"
Fountains of Wayne - "Stacy's Mom"
Fugazi - "Waiting Room"
Goldfinger - "Here in Your Bedroom"
Good Charlotte - "Girls and Boys"
Green Day - "American Idiot", "Basket Case", "Longview", "She"
Guns N Roses - "Sweet Child O' Mine"
Harvey Danger - "Flagpole Sitta"
Helmet - "Unsung"
Incubus - "Wish You Were Here"
James - "Laid"
Jane's Addiction - "Jane Says"
Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Cold Hard Bitch"
Jimi Hendrix - "Hey Joe"
Jimmy Buffet - "Margaritaville"
Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"
Johnny Cash - "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire"
Journey - "Any Way You Want It"
Kings of Leon - "Sex on Fire"
Less Than Jake - "Look What Happened"
Liam Lynch - "The United States of Whatever"
Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy"
Local H - "Bound For The Floor"
Lustra - "Scotty Doesn't Know"
Lynyrd Skynryd - "Sweet Home Alabama"
Maroon 5 - "Harder to Breathe"
Modern English - "Melt With You"
Motorhead - "Ace of Spades"
Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline"
Nena - "99 Red Balloons"
New Found Glory - "My Friends Over You"
Nirvana - "Rape Me", "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
NOFX - "Kill All the White Men", "Bottles to the Ground"
Oasis - "Wonderwall"
OK GO - "Here it Goes Again"
Operation Ivy - "Smiling"
Outkast - "Hey Ya"
Pearl Jam - "Alive", "Even Flow"
Pennywise - "Bro Hymn"
Pepper - "Give it Up"
Police - "So Lonely"
Presidents of the USA - "Peaches"
Puddle of Mudd - "She Hates Me"
Rage Against The Machine - "Freedom", "Killing In The Name Of"
Rancid - "Ruby Soho", "Time Bomb"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "By The Way", "Higher Ground", "Soul To Squeeze"
Saliva - "Survival Of The Sickest"
Reel Big Fish - "Take on Me"
Rick Springfield - "Jesse's Girl"
Seven Mary Three - "Cumbersome"
Sex Pistols - "Anarchy in the UK"
Silverchair - "Tomorrow"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"
Social Distortion - "Bad Luck", "Ball and Chain", "Prison Bound", "Story Of My Life"
Spin Doctors - "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong"
Steelers Wheel - "Stuck In The Middle"
Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush", "Interstate Love Song", "Vaseline"
Sublime - "Santeria", "What I Got", "Wrong Way"
Sugar Ray - "Fly"
Sugarcult - "Bouncing Off The Walls Again"
System of A Down - "Ariels"
The Clash - "Should I Stay"
The Cure - "Just Like Heaven"
The Darkness - "I Believe In a Thing Called Love"
The Killers - "Somebody Told Me"
The Kinks - "Lola"
The Outfield - "Use Your Love"
The Police - "Message In A Bottle"
The Ramones - "Judy is a Punk", "Sedated"
The Strokes - "Last Night"
Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"
Toadies - "Possum Kingdom"
Tom Petty - "American Girl", Free Fallin'"
Tommy TuTone - "Jenny"
Tool - "Sober"
Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"
U2 - "I Will Follow"
Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"
Velvet Revolver - "Slither"
Violent Femmes - "Add it Up", "Blister In The Sun"
Weezer - "Beverly Hills", "Buddy Holly", "Dope Nose", "Say It Ain't So"
Wheatus - "Teenage Dirtbag"
White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"
Yellowcard - "Yellow Avenue"
Zebrahead - "Wannabe"
There are no upcoming dates at this time.