Permanent Ability is an award winning, original Los Angeles based Rock/Funk/Alternative band founded in 2008 by 3x Emmy Award Winner, and Best Frontman Award Winner Brian Lanese. Dubbed the lyrical Mark Twain due to his relation to the writer, and vivid lyrics; Lanese is joined by former Tourniquet bassist Steve Andino, guitarist Nick Gordon, and drummer Gary Rinaldi.
The band has rapidly accomplished numerous achievements which include, the overwhelming success of their independently released debut album “From the Womb to Hollywood” featuring legendary bassist of George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic. Cataloging radio friendly hit songs like: "Little Black Bra," "Hey Now," "Randall's Parking Lot," & "The One." The album has sold more than 1000+ units globally in just three months of it's release, with the help of major retail distributers such as iTunes, live performances, and using free online networking sites for promotion.
In December of 2008, Permanent Ability was awarded in the categories: Best Male Frontman, and Best Male Bassist representing Hollywood, winning them The 14th Annual Rock City News Awards "THE ROCKIES." Permanent Ability has been recognized by ESPN, due to their highly energetic music for usage in sports highlights, Pandora Radio, and also nominated for "Artist of the Year" by theFMradio.com.
Permanent Ability peaked steadily at #11 on Myspace's Unsigned, Funk category, representing the entire State of California. As well as, 48,000+ hits from their most viewed, and requested Flashrock webcast performed late 2008 on www.Flashrock.com
The band toured the US independently in 2009, but is known to frequent and headline world famous LA venues such as: House of Blues, The Viper Room, The Roxy, and the Whisky A Go Go. Permanent Ability always displays explosive live performances that are menacing with high energy to catalogue their radio friendly set-list, which will involve the crowd at times. With influences ranging from LL Cool J to Jimi Hendrix, Permanent Ability has put their stamp on funk-rock music, setting them apart from other bands.
Eff cookie cutter bands and what's "IN" right now. Permanent Ability brings FUNK back to rock!
Brian Lanese - Vocals
Nick Gordon - Guitar
Steve "Dino" Andino - Bass
Gary Rinaldi - Drums
"From the Womb to Hollywood EP" (2008)
featuring Parliament Funkadelic
Available on iTunes
Lige Curry of Parliament Funkadelic
"Permanent Ability keeps the funk alive!"
"Cool songs that deserve industry exposure." - Columbus Dispatch
Big Smile Magazine
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"Permanent Ability has an original sound, and puts their stamp on that old school funk-rock music th..."Permanent Ability has an original sound, and puts their stamp on that old school funk-rock music that is menacing with energy. They are one of those bands you hear once, and your instantly a fan because of their catchy songs. If I had an award for the best interview for 2008 Permanent Ability would be at the top." - Big Smile Magazine
The Gig Hollywood
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"Permanent Ability is a fresh upcoming band with highly energetic stage shows, as well as, that kill..."Permanent Ability is a fresh upcoming band with highly energetic stage shows, as well as, that killer funk you in the ear sound. They are digging up the fossil of funk and bringing it back to LA." - The Gig Hollywood
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“Permanent Ability has an original sound that you don't hear often anymore; with "old school" pop an...“Permanent Ability has an original sound that you don't hear often anymore; with "old school" pop and slap bass grooves that will have you on your feet jamming along. They are entertaining and full of energy with intense live shows that set them far apart from the competition.” - Corruption Magazine
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"There may only be four bad ass songs on the EP, but trust me each song is a hit and insanely catchy..."There may only be four bad ass songs on the EP, but trust me each song is a hit and insanely catchy. Say goodbye to all that emo crap and make some room for something new. Permanent Ability is where to start!" - theFMradio.com
90 minutes, 100% original material, covers if needed.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.