band was formed during July 2002 when Chris and Stacy Reilly’s
band MAGNETIC STORM parted ways with their bass player. Remo Capello
who had previously played in the original version of the popular
Connecticut band MAD RACKET with Chris back in 1981-82 had been down
to see a MAGNETIC STORM show in his home town of Wallingford, CT
during April of 2002 and the two had expressed an interest in getting
together to jam sometime.
Shortly after MAGNETIC STORM disbanded after a nine-year run playing
the Connecticut club scene and they set up a date to get together.
It was evident right from the start of their first jam session that
the three of them had a chemistry and their sound gelled immediately.
They got together a few more times and decided that they had all
the right ingredients to make them an awesome three piece rock band.
They came up with the name FRANTIC CITY and
within a month they were out playing some parties to
see how a crowd responded and respond
they did! They put together a mix of material consisting of some
of the stronger material that was being played by MAGNETIC
some old favorites Remo & Chris had played with MAD
some newer material. Shortly after the band’s formation they
were sharing the stage with the legendary Long Island band The
Good Rats and the crowd loved them.
FRANTIC CITY has been together
now for 14 years and the
musicians who make up the band are seasoned musicians
who have been quite successful through
out the years.
2011 Frantic City won the Daddys Junky music Ct local band
contest out of 800 bands.
Chris Reilly, the bands guitarist/vocalist has been wooing
the crowds with his fiery finger work and showmanship for
stages with bands like SWEET REVENGE, KOBRA,
SIGINAL 9, BLACK DIAMOND, MAD RACKET, THE ROCKS OF LONG ISLAND, ELECTRIC
EYE and MAGNETIC STORM.
His smoking guitar solo’s have always dazzled audiences and
add an intensity that is rarely seen in rock guitar playing these
His wife Stacy Reilly, the bands hard hitting rock solid
drummer got her start playing in marching bands, played with
girl rock band and eventually took over drumming spot in MAGNETIC
There aren't many women in rock n’ roll to begin with
let alone drummers and after witnessing her play live most people
would agree that she hits em’ harder and with more conviction
than most of the guys out there in rock these days. She also adds
to the bands sound with her background vocals giving the band three-part
harmonies when needed.
Fleshing out the bands rhythmic power and pulse is bassist/vocalist
Remo Capello who like Chris has been playing for years. He
has played in many successful bands and has played many of
concert venues up and down the east coast. His thunder from
down under has given the rhythmic thump to some of the top
bands over the years. Some of the groups he’s helped bring
to the limelight include MAD RACKET who
he had played in several incarnations with, THIN AIR, BLITZ,
CATCH 22, SEQUIN RUIJ, THOSE GUYS and STONE MANOR.
The band’s musicians have played many of their own successful
shows as well as sharing the stage with national acts like Cheap
Trick, Sly And The Family Stone, Joe Perry Project, Y&T, Talas,
Nazareth, The Good Rats, Raven, Grim Reaper, Obsession and Black
Oak Arkansas to name a few.
If you like guitar driven music that encompasses all of
the best elements of classic rock, heavy metal, alternative
as well as instrumentals look no further, FRANTIC
CITY is out to give
the audience something that’s been missing in music these days,
music that’s fun, played with passion and yes people, guitar
solo’s! Next time you want to be rocked check out FRANTIC CITY!!!