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We’re on WPLR, 99.1FM, New Haven

August 20th, 2012


The Paula G Reality is part of the August 26 edition of the Local Bands Show on WPLR.  Co-host Rick Allison posted on Facebook that they would air Leave Me Alone, Please Don’t Go from the band’s self-titled CD sometime around 10 pm. Here’s what they wrote online about the show:

08.26.12

artisinal is surely an over-used word.  applied to widgets and waffles and whatnot. the recorded efforts of local musicians fit the description better than most.  non corporate, individual ,tasty, non focus grouped ,hand-crafted nuggets of sonic goodness. here, hear: big fat comboken atkins & the honky tonk kinddave hoganyellow 9the paula g realityqueen killing kingsbeach avenuecaravan of thieves.  and at no additional cost to you, two mind boggling ,handcrafted segues that’ll take you back to the ‘70s even if you were never there before. so proud.

The band is proud to be on commercial radio as part of such a great lineup.

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Breaking the Band

August 18th, 2012

The Paula G Reality performed a rocking set at The Loft in South Norwalk Friday August 17 as part of the Hour’s Breaking the Band contest.  The winner plays at the Sono Seaport Oyster Festival on September 8.  CLICK HERE TO VOTE EVERY DAY UNTIL THE CONTEST IS OVER AUGUST 26!

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Band is Oyster Fest Gig Finalist

August 14th, 2012

The Paula G Reality has been chosen as a finalist in the Hour’s Break the Band competition.  All the finalists will perform on Friday, Aug 17 in Sono.  The winner will play on the main stage at the SoNo Seaport Oyster Festival on September 8.

The PGR’s show will be at The Loft on Washington Street in SoNo from 9:30pm to 10:15pm.  The band will perform originals off the new self-titled CD that has been getting airplay on WPKN, 89.5FM.

The winning band will be chosen based on musicianship, originality, showmanship, crowd response and online voting.

The group was chosen from hundreds that applied.

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Something to Sing About

June 28th, 2012

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The Band Promo Poster is Here!

April 19th, 2012
The 11″ x 17″ poster by Paula Gallo is available now via PayPal

$20 plus shipping includes the new band CD free





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CD Release Party at Two Boots

April 15th, 2012

The Paula G Reality, the original rock and jam band from Westport, had a show to celebrate the release of the group’s self-titled CD.  The band performed set of mostly original songs at Two Boots in Bridgeport on Saturday, April 14. The Band- Droidz – an original regggae/rock band from Brooklyn – followed with a great show.  The show was a benefit for WPKN 89.5FM  – which debuted the Paula G Reality CD in December, 2011.  

The Paula G Reality performs at their CD release party that was a benefit for WPKN 89.5FM.

 

The benefit for WPKN capped a busy few months for the band.  First they had a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the recording.  Then the band debuted the CD on Bob D’Aprile’s Connecticut Rocks Program on WPKN on December 29, 2011.  The band performed New Year’s Eve with special guest Charlie Karp, the emmy-award winner guitar player who appears on two cuts on the recording.

In February vocalist Paula Gallo and keyboard player John Lamb performed with Band Together for a sold-out show at Fairfield Theater Company to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.  The entire CD is available for download now at ITunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/so-cold/id496789405?i=496789554&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

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WPKN promo

April 5th, 2012

Here’s the promo voiced by TPGR keyboard player John Lamb
for the band’s CD release party which was April 14, 2012 at Two Boots in Bridgeport.

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Record is Culmination of a Dream

March 13th, 2012


Music changes lives.

A new recording from a Westport, Connecticut-based indie-rock band is proof of that.

The Paula G Reality’s new self-titled CD has been a project that’s been brewing on the back burner for years. It took a life changing event to bring it front and center.

Paula Gallo has been involved in music since childhood. She took piano lessons, sang in the chorus, and made music with friends throughout high school and college.

While Paula was talented in music she also was talented in art. So after graduating college she became a graphic designer eventually landing a lucrative corporate job that included worldwide travel.

However, in the economic downturn in 2008 Gallo found herself unemployed – and mired in depression.

One day a friend gave her a ticket to a music show featuring a group called Band Together that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. That event changed her life.

“I met a whole community of people that were making a difference with music. It rekindled my passion for music,” said Gallo.

She began teaching music lessons in piano and voice.

She also started singing at local bars gaining notice and fans. Her powerful singing voice soon earned her gigs as a sideman for various bands including Band Together, who she performed with at the annual Connecticut music festival, the Gathering of the Vibes.

In 2010, Paula formed her own band with keyboard player John Lamb aka LambBone . Lamb has four solo CDs to his credit including Wild Man in 2008. The two started writing original songs for the new band. Lamb brought in drummer Jim Syarto and guitar player Scott Williams to go with his own thumping Moog bass which is one of the band’s signature sounds.

The band has already landed some big gigs and has been hooking up with some music heavyweights.

Their New York debut took place in May, 2011 at the Samsung Experience at Time Warner Center.

Emmy award winning guitar player Charlie Karp consulted on the recordings and appears on two tracks. The recording was produced by Mark Hermann, whose production credits include Five for Fighting and The Tudors on Showtime.

So for Paula Gallo this is not just another record, it’s a celebration of a lifetime of passion for music finally becoming a reality – the Paula G Reality.

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Band Together Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Sells Out

February 15th, 2012

Paula with Billy Genaurio at FTC February 16, 2012 to benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

 

On February 16, 2012, Paula Gallo and John Lamb from The Paula G Reality performed with Band Together at the Fairfield Theater Company to benefit the Alzheimer’s Assicaition.  The sold out performance also featured Nicole Frechette, Scott White, Mike Cusato, Rob Fried, Billy Genaurio, Tara Engler, Jerry Vigorito  and many other great musicians.

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Charlie Karp on the New CD

January 15th, 2012

Emmy award winning guitar player Charlie Karp talks about the new Paula G Reality CD.
Karp got the gig as the lead guitar player for the Buddy Miles Express at age 16 and performed on his hits including Them Changes and Down by the River.

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