Troop 47
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Troop 47

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The best kept secret in music


"Troop 47 Press Clippings"

“Frankie Gabriel is a whirlwind dynamo of a front man, a wonder in his own right. He gallivants about the stage and bends like Gumby . . . In fact Troop 47 may very well be long islands best live rock group.”
- Long Island Entertainment

“I found a band with a sense of music as communication. I watched as they drew the entire venue into a mesmerizing groove. The vocal emotions produced explosions and whispers and the crowd followed as if on a giant roller coaster. Troop 47 is a band for anyone who listens to the inner vibrations that good music brings on. Keep them on your radar.”
- Music Express

“Troop 47 have the modern accessibility of college rock lynchpins, tainted with some classic arena rock swagger spiced with quirky indie aesthetic . . . Those who stuck around were treated to Frankie’s gypsy-like, Frank zappa meets Mike Patton cum Morrison dancing, along with unique classic rock party sounds. . .”
- Good Times Magazine

“It is hard to go into a Troop show and not walk out a fan. You walk out of each performance smiling and humming the tunes and feeling the Troop 'love thang' hardcore; just plain desperate, to get your next Troop47 fix.”
- QU Daily
- Various Publishers


Rivington, LP, 2000
Monsters & Marbles, LP, 2002
Remains of the Radio, LP, 2004

Live Ammunition, 2001, Various Live Performances
Bootleg 2003, Live Recording, June 12, 2003


Feeling a bit camera shy


VH1 called Troop 47 New York’s “undiscovered genius.” For 18 months the network hired a production crew to follow the band, capture every thought by way of personal confessionals, and film the gigs—with the ultimate enticement of landing Troop 47 a record deal and airing the chronicles on a reality TV show.

VH1 decided to not air the show. “We were disappointed at first,” says lead singer Frankie Gabriel. “But then we realized that it would only make us stronger.” And stronger they are. Troop 47 just put out their third self-release, Remains of the Radio, that displays their style of pop rock with a 70s vibe. The band is also preparing to hit the road starting Spring ’04, showing why local critics have defined them as the “band that captures the crowd every show.”

And capture they do. Lead singer Frankie Gabriel flails about the stage like a slippery fish out of water. The crowd loves Frankie, or they love to hate him. Either way he carries enough charisma for 10 bands, and—love him or hate him—people cannot take their eyes off of him.

Troops 47 formed four years ago and since have caught the ears of music notables:

• Worked with studio greats such as Joe Blaney (The Clash, Blues Traveler, Keith Richards), U.E. Nastasi (Metallica, Wu Tang Clan), Emily Lazzar (David Bowie, Third Eye Blind, TLC), Jim Sabella (Marcy Playground, Public Enemy)
• Performed with Rusted Root, Rat Dog, Antigone Rising.
• Played the Soprano’s James Gandolfini’s annual restaurant opening celebration in Oneonta, New York.

As Troop 47 re-groups after the VH1 episode they’ll be taking their music on the road. This is the band. This is the sound.