Progmatic is a modern rock band based out of the Waterbury/New Haven, Connecticut USA. Progmatic was founded by Jim Branigan December of 2004. After traveling around the country working with several Bands and Producers Branigan decided to return home and focus on building a new Band, something fresh, and most importantly, something people could relate to. He began posting ads on local and national classifieds looking for musicians. Although he was told building an original Band (in the heart of the Connecticut's "Cover Band state") was a bad idea, his perseverance paid off. In his search he rounded up Bassist - Craig Bshara, Guitarist - Gary Stallion, Drummer - Joe Wichrowski and Guitarist - Steve Capozzi. Progmatic played the New England scene and opened for national acts such as 'Hinder' 'Saving Abel' 'My Darkest Days' 'Fuel "Puddle of Mudd" "Tantric" "Whitesnake" "White lion" "Adema" "Dizzi Reed" from "Guns and roses" and premiered several times on channel #3 WFSB affiliated with 'CBS' 'Better Connecticut' morning show. Stallion, a California native left the Band and returned home in late 2005. It was from there Capozzi and Branigan teamed up with chemistry yet to be seen. Little did they know that they would write songs and create an Album people refused to take out of their CD player. With Branigan's emotional side, pouring out his life stories and Capozzi's years of writing skills (a Miami University of music grad) the heart of Progmatic was born. In 2006 Craig Bshara took some time off and Jeff Richardson came into place. Branigan suggested to record at "Terminal Sound" (Waterbury CT) local studio. There, Progmatic teamed up with Grammy winning nominated Producer Edwin Ramos which turned into several studios later (see album credits under songs). This was the stepping stone of "My Clone". June of 2007 Jeff Richardson leaves the Band and Craig Bshara returns. December of 2007 Joe Wichrowski resigned and moved to Texas. Ramos suggested not to slow down the recording process and refers the Band to Grammy winning (Billboards top Drummer) "Lee Levin" (Miami FL). In September 2008 Drummer Mel Corcino joins the Band and finalizes the recordings. Late February of 2009 "My Clone" is released, an accomplishment of two years in the making. Mel Corcino and Craig Bshara part ways with Progmatic wishing them the best. Progmatic then hires John York, (Former bassist from Connecticut Band "C4") RI native Jimmy Quinn (Quinn a Drummer that played all throughout RI, Mass and CT in acts such as, "Boys of Summer" "Silly Rabbit" and "47 Seconds") the perfect replacements needed. "We were very worried about finding the right replacements. Our music is by far not something that is just thrown together," Branigan states. "It's about the music, the story and how important it's told, both recorded and live. Jimmy and John have just that. It's important to have good songs. With that comes a good player." The Progmatic family can now live on- along with the stories. No matter who comes and goes, Capozzi and Branigan will always remember those that made the Band what it is today. August, 2010 Violinist Tiffany Failla was added giving the Band a fresh new sound of the Strings live. Progmatic stands for - "People Reflect On Genuine Music Always Telling Intimate Concepts." NBC Journalist Don Laviano In February 2009, the pop-rock band released it's first full-length CD "My Clone." The 4 man band has been playing clubs for more than four years, opening up for national acts like Puddle of Mudd, Adema and Whitesnake. For a first release, the CD is very radio friendly, with at least five songs that you could hear on the air now. Progmatic's music fits in the genre of Nickelback, Three Doors Down and Creed, and has both rockers and ballads. A surefire hit on the record is the hard rock song "Why I'm Drinking." The other must-listen-to is the title track, "My Clone." Branigan shows that a lead singer can do just that - sing, while telling a deep story. 'My Clone' album credits...released this February 2009 All Songs Produced by: Edwin Ramos for ER Music Productions Co-Produced by Progmatic All songs written by: Jim Branigan Music and arrangements by: Steve Capozzi Lead and Backing vocals Vocals: Jim Branigan Guitars: Steve Capozzi Drums: *Mel Corcino **Lee Levin Bass: Craig Bshara Keyboard programming and string arrangements by: Edwin Ramos Recorded at: Capricorn One Sound Studios Ct/ Horizon Studios West Haven CT/ Chung King Studios NY, NY/ The Tiki Room Miami Fl/ Terminal Sound Waterbury, Ct. Engineers: Edwin Ramos, Jeff Owens, Vic Steffens, John Francis Mixed by: Edwin Ramos at Capricorn One Sound Studios Mastered by: Boris Milan at Milan Studios Miami, Fl. Singer - Jim Brangan, Lead Guitar/Vocal Steve Capozzi, Bass player - Craig Bshara, Drums - Jimmy Quinn. Progmatic Staff: Production and lighting - Jim Masters, Head Sound engineer - Steve Recchia and Bob Johnson, Band coordinator - Daniel Foley. Progmatic has premiered several times on channel #3 WFSB affiliated with 'CBS' 'Better Connecticut' morning show.
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