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Overcoming Gravity / Bio

Notable recognition:
93.3 WMMR Artist Of The Month: June 2014
Played Live @ 5 on Radio 104.5 (WRFF) Philadelphia.
The band was recently selected to be in the Top 15 bands to win a slot on Radio 104.5's Winter Jam with Switchfoot.
Presented on 93.3 WMMR's Local Shots Podcast
Spun on "Hometown Heroes" on 93.7 WSTW
In Gashouse Radio's Top Ten (#7 for the entire month of June 2014) and is now in regular rotation

-Bio: Overcoming Gravity was formed in 2013 with a powerhouse lineup. A Rock/Pop band whose name captures the sound through the idea of overcoming adversity. The band is fronted by Phil La Placa, formerly of Even The Res with Saul Dratman, formerly of Give Me Gravity, on drums and Max Barruzza of Yeah Son! on bass.

La Placa, who is no stranger to the music industry (opening countless shows with national-act bands like Atreyu, Linkin Park, Chris Cornell on Projekt Revolution '09 as well as Sick Puppies and All Time Low) has been spun on FM radio in regular rotation, as well as some work with MTV.

Overcoming Gravity has been recording a brand new album at 816 Studios in New Jersey with producer, Pat Noon. After meeting Dratman via a mutual friend, the two started a long-time friendship. Dratman, who has been learning the ins and outs of the music industry for over a decade, left a previous project and La Placa said "It's about time we start a band". This is when the magic began. A few months down the line, Max Barruzza joined the band on stage to fill in and the decision was made then and there to make him a permanent member. OCG join forces to take the music industry by storm.

Overcoming Gravity's current single, Her Name, has been spun, broadcasted and exhibited to the masses on a regional level in numerous formats, whether live or or on a produced level. The demand for the song, a hit amongst countless fan favorites, only continues to grow.

Instagram: @overcominggravity
Live at North Star Bar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6z67YLwTZk
Your Local Note interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVZofUyvxv0

General Info

Band Members
Max Barruzza - Bass, Saul Dratman - Drums, Phil La Placa - Vocals
Artist Name
Overcoming Gravity
Home Page
Rock / Pop / Alternative

Contact Info

Philadelphia, PA
Frederick Calalang

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