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Ansonia, Connecticut, United States | SELF

Ansonia, Connecticut, United States | SELF
Band Pop Rock


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"Toads" - Live video


Progmatic has premiered on channel #3 WFSB affiliated with "CBS" "Better Connecticut" morning show.

Connecticut: Ultra Radio, 106.9 WCCC, 91.3 WWUH, 89.3FM WRTC, 88.1FM WESU, 90.1FM WECS, 105.3FM WSAM, 99.1FM WPLR.

New York: KROCK, 91.5FM WRPI, 90.1FM WUSB, WBAR.

Massachusetts: WCCS Radio, 91.5FM WMLN, 100.1FM WBRS, 107.3 WAAF, WBTY, 89.3FM WTBU.

Rhode Island: 95.5 WBRU.

Indie Boom

Venues played: Toads – Ct, Webster Theater – Ct, Webster (Underground) Ct, Northern Lights – NY, Don Hill’s – NY, Mardi Gras – RI, Continental Room – NY, CBGB’s – NY, Snitch – NY, Snooker’s – Ct, Daniel Street – Ct, Jimmy Jam – Ct, Corner Pocket – Ct, Ultimate Billiards – Ct, Jimmy’s sea side – Ct, The Monkey Bar - Ct, Red Door - Ct, Burk's Tavern - Ct, Mario's - CT, Up or On The Rocks - Ct, Alchemy - Ct, Asbury Park - Ct, and more.



Progmatic is a modern Pop Rock band based out of the Waterbury/New Haven, Connecticut USA.

Progmatic was founded by Jim Branigan December of 2004. After traveling around the country working with several Bands and Producers Branigan decided to return home and focus on building a new Band, something fresh, and most importantly, something people could relate too. He began posting ads on local and national classifieds looking for musicians. Although he was told building an original Band (in the heart of the Connecticut’s “Cover Band state”) was a bad idea, his perseverance paid off. In his search he rounded up Bassist - Craig Bshara, Guitarist – Gary Stallion, Drummer - Joe Wichcrowski and Guitarist – Steve Capozzi. Progmatic played the New England seen and opened for national acts such as “Puddle of Mudd” “Tantric” “Whitesnake” “White Lion” “Adema” “Dizzi Read” from “Guns and Roses” and more.
Stallion, a California native left the Band and returned home in late 2005. It was from there Capozzi and Branigan teamed up with chemistry yet to be seen. Little known they would write songs and create an Album people refused to take out of they’re CD player. With Branigan’s emotional side, pouring out his life stories and Capozzi’s years of writing skills (a Miami University of music grad) the heart of Progmatic was born.
In 2006 Craig Bshara took some time off and Jeff Richardson came into place. Branigan suggested to record at “Terminal Sound” ( Waterbury CT) local studio. There, Progmatic teamed up with Grammy winning nominated Producer Edwin Ramos which turned into several studios later (see album credits under songs). This was the stepping stone of “My Clone”. June of 2007 Jeff Richardson leaves the Band and Craig Bshara returns. December of 2007 Joe Wichcrowski resized and moved to Texas. Ramos suggested not to slow down the recording process and refers the Band to Grammy winning (Billboards top Drummer) “Lee Levin” (Miami FL). In September 2008 Drummer Mel Corcino joins the Band and finalizes the recordings. Late February of 2009 “My Clone” is released, an accomplishment of two years in the making. In June of 2009 Mel Corcino parts ways and Progmatic hires RI native Jimmy Quinn, Quinn a Drummer that played throughout RI, Mass and CT in acts such as, “Boys of Summer” “Silly Rabbit” and “47 Seconds” a perfect replacement needed, “We were very worried about finding a replacement. Our music is by far not something that is just thrown together” Branigan states. “It’s about the music, the story and how important it’s told, both recorded and live. Jimmy has just that. It’s important to have good songs. With that, comes a good player. The Progmatic family can now live on along with the stories. No matter who comes and goes, Capozzi and Branigan will always remember those that made the Band what it is today."
Progmatic stands for - “The music always progresses forward and the story never ends.”

NBC Journalist Don Laviano
In February 2009, the pop-rock band released its first full-length CD “My Clone.” The 4 man band has been playing clubs for more than four years, opening up for national acts like Puddle of Mudd, Adema and Whitesnake.
For a first release, the CD is very radio friendly, with at least five songs that you could hear on the air now. Progmatic’s music fits in the genre of Nickelback, Three Doors Down and Creed, and has both rockers and ballads. A surefire hit on the record is the hard rock song “Why I’m Drinking.” The other must-listen-to is the title track, “My Clone.” Branigan shows that a lead singer can do just that – sing, while telling a deep story.

"My Clone" album credits...released this February 2009

All Songs Produced by: Edwin Ramos for ER Music Productions

Co-Produced by Progmatic
All songs written by: Jim Branigan
Music and arrangements by: Steve Capozzi
Lead and Backing vocals Vocals: Jim Branigan
Guitars: Steve Capozzi
Drums: *Mel Corcino **Lee Levin
Bass: Craig Bshara
Keyboard programming and string arrangements by: Edwin Ramos
Recorded at: Capricorn One Sound Studios Ct/ Horizon Studios West Haven CT/ Chung King Studios NY, NY/ The Tiki Room Miami Fl/ Terminal Sound Waterbury, Ct.
Engineers: Edwin Ramos, Jeff Owens, Vic Steffens, John Francis
Mixed by: Edwin Ramos at Capricorn One Sound Studios
Mastered by: Boris Milan at Milan Studios Miami, Fl.

You can contact Edwin Ramos through his myspace at or email him at