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Recently I had the pleasure of witnessing one of the premier up and coming rock acts in the metro Detroit area Shock Wave. This modern power trio rocked with an intensity and self-assuredness usually reserved for those twice their age. And, based on the number of Shock Wave shirts there were in the crowd the word apparently is getting out about these prodigious young players. - Detroit Live Magazine June 2010

"SHOCK WAVE Show Review June 2010"

In a number of ways Motor City trio Shock Wave is your prototypical rock & roll act – bare bones, uncompromising, intense and full of energy. There is a self assured balance of strong pop hooks and sophisticated sonics that reveal years of devotion to song craft. But when you consider that their age range is 13 to 15 years old, the overall content and delivery of the set takes on an entirely different and more impressive tenor. These kids have the goods, as originals like “Bullet Train” and the guitar crunchy “Some Things” undeniably displayed.

Each member of the group demonstrates a confidence and panache on his respective instrument that is immediately apparent. Angelo Coppola performs double duty, belting out authoritative vocals accompanied by a hard hitting drum technique that is tempered with subtle accents and finesse.

Dylan Frankel is the drummer’s perfect compliment on bass, thumping out the low end with an elastic style that is intrepid and serpentine. Last but certainly not least, the bassist’s brother David Frankel possesses an innate facility on guitar that is far beyond his years. His tone is huge, which only further highlights the remarkably tasty power chords and choice leads that seem to flow with ease.

The band interacted well in the sense of acknowledging the crowd and playing effectively off one another. There was a palpable enthusiasm at work that emanated from the sizeable audience. Bassist Dylan really seemed to catch that wave and utilized it to his advantage. If there was any concern, it would be that Coppola – albeit a more than competent front person – was understandably landlocked behind a drum kit that included a large tom in front of his head, obscuring his facial expressions and larger than life persona.

Shock Wave is a group that serves up pure unadulterated rock that’s tuneful, easy to grasp and thoroughly entertaining. Once you get passed the novelty of the band being so young yet so polished for their age, it’s easy to get swept away by the sheer professionalism of their stage show and the strength of their songs. These prodigious kids have a fully realized and solid sound. If they stay on the creative track they’ve laid out for themselves, the sky’s the limit.
- Music Connection Magazine

"Thursday Night Live from the Emerald"

Shock Wave filled the floor with their fans as they took to the stage, anchored by drummer extraordinaire, Angelo Coppola, treating all to some fabulous classic rock as well as a few of their own thrown in! These 13 & 14 year olds have been bustling as of late, playing to packed houses everywhere and their hordes of dedicated fans. By all means, check these guys out! - Detroit Rock Review

"You must see this band!"

You need to see this band, especially if you are a musician or in the music industry. I have been booking them shows recently and the first time I saw them play I was totally blown away. They are just kids but they rock better than most bands I have seen in this city and I see on average 15 bands a week. Their talent is unbelievable! I promise you'll be blown away and I guarantee you have never seen anything like this before! - Cathy Besemer - Booking Agent

"The Future of Rock"

You guys are a world class rock & roll machine! Seeing SHOCK WAVE is a very special peek into the future. Stay true to yourself and you will own the world as rock stars. That is your future - accept it. For those of you who have never seen these guys, get off your butts, do yourself a favor and check them out! - Chris Doliber - Sound Engineer


In a couple of years I'll be paying $175 a ticket to see these guys. - Screamin Scott - WRIF DJ


Songs: "Lucky Ones", "Hero", and "Some Things Will Never Change" have all had airplay on 101 WRIF in Detroit and their song "One More Chance" has been played on 101.9 WRXP in New York City. "Bullet Train" has had airplay on 89X Radio Detroit/Windsor. They are currently working on their first EP with Tim Patalan producing (Sponge, Taproot).



Introducing - SHOCK WAVE - the new power trio from Detroit Rock City. This throwback group of youngsters prefer to take the old school approach and get back to basics by hitting you with straight forward hard rock while having fun on stage. SHOCK WAVE is a breath of fresh air for those who thought that hard rock was dead. With a priority on musicianship and songwriting, SHOCK WAVE has a mature sound well beyond their respective ages. In a short period of time they have already played some of the top rock venues and festivals in Michigan, and have shared the stage with some of Metro Detroit's best bands. The sky is the limit for this young band as they stand poised to write their own page in rock history. SHOCK WAVE is the perfect name for this band as you watch the audiences jaws drop as these young prodigies do their thing. Watch for them coming to a venue near you!