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An emotionally charged band has surfaced in a period where so many are struggling to find a sound of their own. Paging Grace, the crowd-pleasing, Long Island quintet of Chris Trentacoste, Phil Firetog, Rafe Tangorra, Sam Trestman, and Will Ahrens have been winning over the industry's toughest critics and fans alike since their first EP, "All You're Made Of" was released in 2007. Now, with their 2011 release of "Take Back Your Freedom," the band continues to add to its wide demographic of fans. "Paging Grace" reflects lead singer Chris Trentacoste's belief that even after death, his connection with his grandmother continues and is only strengthened through his music.
Voted Best Band by the Long Island Press (2008, 2009), Paging Grace has captivated fans with their intense stage performance and anthemic songwriting. Their debut EP, "All You're Made Of" saw over 5,000 digital copies sold. The album's single "Leave" impacted radio in January 2008 in the "Hot Adult Contemporary" genre and was statistically well recieved in the Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York markets. Soon after, the band was awarded "Hot AC Most Added New Artist" and reached #1 on the "Independent Music Network".
For their followup release, the band enlisted producer Mike Watts (Brand New, Adalita's Way). The EP features new songs, such as the power ballad "Take Back Your Freedom". Originally penned about Trent's mother during her battle with breast cancer, the song became a political anthem after it was performed at the 2008 Presidential Debate Rally in New York.
Paging Grace has garnered much attention because of their music and its ability to speak to listeners on so many different levels. With their loyal, ever-growing fan base and immense web presence (listed Top 10 artist in New York by Myspace, Top 3 by AOL City Guide), there has been unfathomably quick success for Paging Grace. Now they are paging the rest of the world to discover what everyone has fallen in love with.
Paging Grace is involved with several humanitarian societies and charities as part of the "Paging Grace Cares Campaign". Drummer Rafe Tangorra started Rock Out Autism in 2008 and after three years, this benefit concert has become one of the biggest shows on Long Island, raising a total of $37,000 for The Fay J. Lindner Center, which provides services for children and young adults living with autism. Paging Grace certainly isn't just your average rock band! I dare you not to love them after your first listen!