Catalano has always defied any clear genre-based classifications. To be honest, any labeling of their music wouldn’t do them justice. To put this myriad musical mixture under any label other than “unique” is to do so in vain. With influences ranging from bands such as Queensryche, Dokken, Nightwish, Edguy and Metallica to Journey, The Who, The Beatles. Catalano refuses to place a label on anything the band does. With members having Local and National success with bands such as Gynger Lynn, Miss Crazy, The Dave Shankle Group and Pyper to name a few, The band formed after working on a few songs on Pat Catalano’s recent solo project “Only a Dream”. After recording sessions wrapped up they guys decided to get out and bring an energetic live show that is reminiscent of an 80's arena rock show.
• Veteran members have a combined 50 plus years stage and studio experience
• Released "Only a Dream" CD Nov 2008 on Rogue Records world wide
• Wrote & Performed TV/Radio Commercials
• Currently on full rotation on many FM radio stations and Internet Radio worldwide
• Singer of the band has a new re-releases on EONIAN RECORDS/ KOCH ENTERTAINMENT/NIGHTMARE RECORDS
• Website receives an average of 400 hits a day (www.catalanoband.com)
• Mailing list contains over 15,000 people worldwide
• Consistently sells merchandise at shows (CD’s & Shirts)
• Appeared in numerous local magazines and featured articles
• Seasoned artists who have performed with many Major Label artists
• Extremely high-energy live shows
• Endorsed by many major musical instrument manufacturers
• Pat Catalano Named Shredder of the week By TurboTrem
• Artist of the year by GJK Promotions
Catalano Hosts the Annual Catalano Toys for Tots event that has attracted big major label acts such as Firehouse and major sponsors such as Miller, The Chicago Blackhawks
to help raise money and toys for children in their community
Charity's The band Exclusively works with: Toys for Tots , Fallen Blue
Pat Catalano - Guitars.
John Catalano - Guitar
Dean Pressley - Vocals
Mile Filipek - Bass Guitar
Dom Palmisano - Drums/ Producer
"Only a Dream" Available World wide on Rogue Records
"Live in the Raw" Now available on Rogue Records
Catalano Debut Show
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"The band's sound is very guitar oriented with soaring vocals and catchy hooks and melodies that mad..."The band's sound is very guitar oriented with soaring vocals and catchy hooks and melodies that made the songs linger in my mind past beyond the show. "
- Mario Salazar, Chicagos Rock
Only a Dream Review
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" As you listen to Pat, you realize what a musical genius he is. Most of Pat's music is instrumental..." As you listen to Pat, you realize what a musical genius he is. Most of Pat's music is instrumental although a couple songs that have lyrics. You can feel the inspiration that flows through his instruments in every song. "
- Geri, GJK Promotions
Shredder of the Week
"Pat Catalano named "Shredder of the week" by TurboTrem." - Turbotrem
The complete package in Catalano
"Virtuoso Singing , Virtuoso Guitar playing, The complete package in Catalano" - Tim Lamping
Definitely the best band in Illinois.
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Catalano has a sound like no other. Definitely the best band in Illinois. Their live shows are full ...Catalano has a sound like no other. Definitely the best band in Illinois. Their live shows are full of energy, leave you smiling & with goosebumps. Rising Eagle Radio, LLC is waiting in anticipation for their new cd to be released to share it with our listeners. Their dedication to charities is very commendable as well. Top notch music and guys in every way. --Sami Murphy (DJ HotPants/Indie Artist Liaison)
Although Catalano is an all Original band we still see the need to mix in cover songs to get our fans the best live show experience we can.
Here is a typical set list
Wicker Man - Iron Maiden
Changes – Catalano
Take Hold of the Flame – Queensryche
Into the Darkness - Catalano
Running with the wind – Catalano
Superheroes - Edguy
One More Time – Catalano
Sirens - Catalano
Gone to Sleep - Catalano
Don't Close your Eyes – Dokken
Burn – Catalano
A Little is never Enough - Catalano
Stone in Love - Journey
Black Diamond – Kiss
There are no upcoming dates at this time.