Phil Firetog Trio
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Phil Firetog Trio

Patchogue, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF | AFM

Patchogue, NY | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Local Music Diaries Friday February 19 , 2016"

The Phil Firetog Trio is fronted by Phil Firetog on vocals and guitar. He started his career as a bassist, then diverted to guitarist for Paging Grace. He released two EP’s: “All You’re Made Of” in 2007, and “Take Back Your Freedom” in 2011. Paging Grace dissolved in 2014. In January 2015, Firetog started recording his full-length solo album “Portrait Songs” at Vudu Studios with producer Mike Watts.

Shortly after finishing the sessions, longtime friend Jake Bergaglio expressed an immediate interest in accompanying the project. While attending the University at Albany, Bergaglio approached bassist and fellow student Liam Gordon, knowing Firetog was also pursuing other musicians. After auditioning the songs, Gordon was eager to join the two. Once the three musicians had played together, Firetog saw incredible chemistry in this small ensemble. With the lineup of the band finalized, the Phil Firetog Trio was born - Ralph Renna


"Newsday's Battle of the Bands: Top 10 finalists"

During summer 2016, bands from across Long Island shared their original songs, and thousands of votes by fans and Newsday readers narrowed the competition to the Top 10.
Then, a panel of music industry judges chose from the finalists (the 10 bands with the most votes) to crown the greatest music group rocking Nassau and Suffolk. Get to know the finalists below, and click here to find out who won. -


Discography

Phil Firetog - Portrait Songs

Phil Firetog Trio - Circles

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The Phil Firetog Trio is fronted by Phil Firetog on vocals and guitar, Who had his beginnings in the rudimentary Pop/Rock band "Paging Grace". In January 2015, Firetog started recording his full-length debut solo album “Portrait Songs” at Vudu Studios with producer Mike Watts. Their unique talents and multi faceted approach to music blending old & new, creating and ultimately gave birth to the unique sound you hear today.


Shortly after finishing the "Portrait Songs" LP, longtime friend Jake Bergaglio (Drummer) expressed an immediate interest in accompanying the project. While attending the University at Albany, Bergaglio approached bassist and fellow student Liam Gordon who was eager to join the two once hearing the material they were working on. Once the three musicians had played together, Firetog saw incredible chemistry in this small ensemble. With the lineup of the band finalized, the Phil Firetog Trio was born.

 

While working on "Circles" in 2016, PFT's first album together, they have finally found their voice, a rare fresh-breath of originality, playing acoustic guitars through a variety of pedals and distorted amps, creating an album and sound that is richly textured. Going from clean to grit, filling spaces sonically with complex & rhythmical grooves while still staying mainstream and appealing to a Top 40 / Adult Contemporary audience.

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