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A quartet of dedicated rockers, Article A is primed to make their big splash with the debut album Stay Now, due out in early 2008. Hailing from North Jersey, the band has grown from a local band, who earned their stripes performing around their hometowns, to a true touring band. Their unique blend of power-pop and alternative rock has garnered interest in the industry since their inception in 2000.

Heavily rooted in Jersey, childhood friends Christian LaGrotteria (lead singer) and Joe Haight (bass) formed Article A out of a mutual appreciation for music. Later adding Evan Gallipoli (drums) and Gary Kramer (guitar), the band went to work, playing whenever and wherever they could. Soon, the band’s hard work and dedication paid off as they landed a soundtrack placement, had a number one video on satellite music channel TVU and played for numerous major festivals. Finally, the icing on the cake came when the band signed a record deal with songwriter Denise Rich’s independent label 785 Records.

In 2006, Article A joined the 785 family and began the journey that would lead to a truly incredible first album. The band spent much of the next two years writing, recording and practicing. They recorded Stay Now last fall at New Jersey’s Water Music with engineer/mixer David Thoener (AC/DC, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen) and producers PJ Bianco and Mark Eichner. “We are proud to have Article A as our first full-length release on 785,” Eichner states, who is also the President of 785 Records. “I sincerely believe in this band and their debut album is a true example of our dedication to artist development.”

With a live show that is short of comparisons and songs abundant in solid rock hooks, it is easy to see how Article A engage their audience and leave them wanting more. “As a band, we love connecting with people when we’re in front of a crowded club or talking to a fan outside a venue. It’s definitely not money or notoriety that gives us purpose, but creating that connection that justifies us being able to do what we do,” says Kramer.

Look for Article A on tour this fall/winter and for Stay Now in stores in 2008.