Alternative, Pop, Rock
New York ,
The Phil Firetog Trio is fronted by Phil Firetog on vocals and guitar. Phil began his musical career with rudimentary Pop-Rock band “Paging Grace.” In January 2015, after the breakup of Paging Grace, Firetog began recording his full-length debut solo album “Portrait Songs” at Vudu Studios with producer Mike Watts. Their unique talents and multifaceted approach to music blends old and new, creating and ultimately giving birth to the unique sound you hear today.
Shortly after finishing the “Portrait Songs” LP, longtime friend Jake Bergaglio expressed an interest in accompanying the project. While attending the University at Albany, Bergaglio approached bassist and fellow student Liam Gordon, who was eager to join the two once hearing the material they were working on. Once the three musicians had played to- gether, Firetog saw incredible chemistry in this small ensemble, the Phil Firetog Trio was born. By 2017, the trio consisted of Firetog with Michael Perlmutter on bass and Andrew Torres on drums and percussion.
While working on “Circles” in 2016, PFT’s first album together, they finally found their voice: a rare, fresh breath of originality. Phil experimented with new influences and techniques, playing acoustic guitars through a variety of pedals and distorted amps, creating an album and sound that is richly textured and thoroughly developed. Going from clean to grit, ambient to rocking, this newfound sound fills spaces with sonically complex & rhythmic grooves while still managing to appeal to a Top 40 / Adult Contemporary audience.