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AMPHIBIAN - From ‘Amphibios’ meaning literally ‘living a double life.’ The Amphibians dig back to simpler times when vocals were key, melodies integral and lyrics from the heart. They mix this with a progressive backbeat for an appealing new sound unlike any other. Their offering is unique in its freshness, a change and yet preserving valid elements from the past. In a word-EVOLVING.
The Amphibians’ track record speaks for itself and gives an indication of their enormous popular appeal. The versatile songwriting team of brothers Fred and Bob Garaffa hail from Central New Jersey and also perform vocals, guitar and bass in live shows. They have fine-tuned their act at many NYC area clubs including the Stone Pony, CBGB’s and the Bitter End. Their new album "New Day" was released 0n February 19, 2013.
CREDITS: Internet Chart Success: Achieving Two 1 and Four top 4 songs on Garageband.com: 1)“New Day (I Feel Alone)” reached 1 in power pop and 1 out of 9,699 in the rock genre. 2) "Cabane de Dounier" 1 in groove rock and 1 of 3,147 songs in the rock genre. 3) "Hangin' On" reached 3 out of 15,665 songs in the pop/rock genre. 4)"Rain Came Down" reached 4 in the rock genre.*" Keep your Distance" reached 1 in the powerpop genre on Songplanet.com. * “New Day (I Feel Alone)” Reached 1 on BTN three different times * Included on The Best Of Billboard Talent Net’s “New Talent Spotlight” CD *
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: * First and Second Prize, Musicians Network Songwriting Contest * Mid-Atlantic Song Contest winners * Four Billboard Magazine Songwriting Awards * Recognized by ASCAP Songwriters Workshop *“New Jersey’s Best Rock” CD, released by WDHA 105.5 FM, Dover, New Jersey * Finalists in Paramount's "Sol Goode" soundtrack contest. * Two songs chosen for United Nations UNESCO New Songs For Peace Project. * Winner of Soundclick's International Songwriters Discovery Network song contest 1/05 in the rock category. " New Day (I Feel Alone)" chosen as the theme song for official Disney Corporation podcaster, Mike W. Geoghegan's popular website "Reel Reviews.com." " New Day (I Feel Alone)" becomes one of the most podcasted songs on the web in 2006. " New Day (I Feel Alone)" reaches the top of PMC top ten countdown and remains in the top ten throughout 2006 * Budweiser.com (True Garage) artist and song "New Day (I Feel Alone)."
REVIEWS: * “A great band from New Jersey, a wonderful band that’s going to be around forever.” Don Dixon, REM/Counting Crows/Smithereens producer * “ A sixties British sound with cool guitar riffs. It’s nice to hear a song that sounds happy without being saccharine”. Jerry Harrison, Ex-Talking Head, Garageband.com founder(Advisory board member along with George Martin, Brian Eno, Steve Lillywhite etc.) and producer, review of “New Day(I Feel Alone).” * "Progressive rock with brilliant melodies.” Billboard Magazine “ * "When a band’s from Jersey you expect alot and the Amphibian’s power pop definitely delivers.” Yahoo Music/Listen.com *“Any one of the songs I heard tonight would make a great hit single.” Aquarian Magazine * "Great song for a kind of gray day at Curry Cottage, Guilford, here's "Rain Came Down." Adam Curry, (podcast pioneer and MTV personality, on The Daily Source Code Podcast) “Interesting and catchy, you guys understand that rock is groove-oriented. I loved the songs! Great job and congratulations!” Musicians Network *"Why aren't these guys bigger?" Jason Evangelho, (Podcast Pioneer, Insomnia Radio- Kill Your FM Podcast) * ‘They combine styles such as rock, dance and pop with the drive, ambition and determination shared by few songwriters.” Steve Zuckerman, Grammy award winning producer, freelance writer, Rolling Stone and other music publications
Contact Info: Phone: (732)-768-6235 Fax:(908) 874 3826 E-mail address: email@example.com Artist URL http://www.garageband.com/artist/amphibians http://www.myspace.com/amphibians http://apps.facebook.com/ilike/artist/Amphibians http://www.ilike.com/artist/Amphibians Members Bob Garaffa: Lead Guitar (Vocals), Fred Garaffa: Bass (Vocals, Guitar)