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Shock Wave / Press

“Shock Wave is a band formed by three ambitious and fearless friends who share the same love and passion for music. A trio of teenagers with talent, drive, and sound far exceeding their years, they have been performing together since October of 2009. Their chemistry is analogous to a band with decades of experience.”

Ana Elenis - HEAR Magazine

“In just a couple of short years, the group has managed to do what most teens only dream of, and on Friday, it celebrates the release of its’ self-titled debut with a headlining performance at the Emerald Theatre. The power trio’s sound falls in the hard-rock genre complete with amped-up guitars, a pounding and rock-solid rhythm section and melodic rock vocals blaring from behind the drum kit. Bands members have made themselves a mainstay on the local rock circuit – and it’s not because they’re a novelty. They’re genuinely good.”

“Shock Wave is a band featuring high school students. I know, I know, I was worried too. Thing is, these guys actually fucking rock. Shock Wave can write a tune that sticks, they can play, and most importantly, they sound like they’re having a great time.”

“Many teen bands may be satisfied with making a YouTube video and hoping that somehow, a music producer will see it. A Macomb based group of high school students known as Shock Wave, however, wanted to prove they were pros and set themselves the goal of making a real CD with a platinum producer.”

“Angelo Coppola, Dylan Frankel and David Frankel are not just making music. Recently they have been doing double weekend shows at venues ranging from Mt Clemens Emerald Theatre to Fox 2 television studios and they’ll appear at Rockapalooza at the Jackson County Fairgrounds this summer.”

“One of the best decisions I've ever made as a promoter was to book Shock Wave. They are one of the best bands in the state of Michigan if you are a bar owner or promoter it would be in your best interest to try and book these guys! ”

C.J. Goff - Embarco Entertainment

“In a little over a year, local band Shock Wave has had a ripple effect on Metro Detroit, leaving audiences craving more. With a blazing guitar, a drum beat that will have you pumping your fist and a base line you can feel in your soul, this Macomb Township band knows how to rock. ”

“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.”

Eric Harabadian - Music Connection Magazine

“How many times have you actually enjoyed watching an unknown act perform before the headliner and thought ho hum guess I'll be in the back drinking until the band I came to see hits the stage. I am typically pretty unimpressed with most modern "rock" bands either they scream too much or play to fast or just don't take the time to practice enough. Shock Wave did not act like or sound like the youngest musicians on the stage that night in fact they straight up rocked. I am a big proponent of supporting local music and I think these guys will be around for a long while but maybe in other locales, so get out there and see them before they graduate high school and you hear them say Hello LA. ”

“We are trying to keep up with what's happening out on the scene now, which is quite a bit to take in. We continue to follow the career of the amazing young band that is taking Detroit by storm, "Shock Wave". These unbelievably talented high school kids are the embodiment of the hopes and dreams of every kid who ever picked up a guitar or pounded on a drum kit in a garage in the Motor City. To see their energy, excitement, and passion as they follow in the footsteps of their heroes, makes for absolutely riveting film. They have already accomplished more than most bands twice their age, and to see the journey through their eyes confirms that the legacy of Detroit rock is alive and well.”

“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

“In a couple of years I'll be paying $175 a ticket to see these guys!”

Screamin Scott Randall - WRIF

“You guys are a WORLD CLASS ROCK & ROLL MACHINE!!! Seeing you guys 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. And for those of you, who have never seen these guys, get off your butts and do yourself a favor and check them out.”

Chris Doliber - Sound Engineer

“You need to see these boys, especially if your a musician or in the music industry. I have been booking them shows recently and saw them play for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I was totally blown away. They are just kids, but they rock better than most bands I have seen in this city. I book bands in the Metro Detroit area, so when I say better, I mean it. I see on average 15 bands a week sometimes. The talent is unbelievable. I promise you ...You will be blown away by their talent, and I guarantee you have never ever seen anything like this before.”

Cathy Besemer - Booking Agent

“They’re not just a great kid band…they’re just a great band!”

Jeremiah Pilbeam - Dirty Americans

“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