Grawlix

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Bio
 

Grawlix is a New England based indie rock band from Stratford, CT.  Formed in late 2013 as an informal songwriting collective among musical friends, the group has evolved into a six-piece rock band that continues to place the emphasis on collaborative songwriting.  The group creates guitar-driven rock blended with pop-rock style vocals laden with harmonies, an added dash of keys/synth and a groovy take on fundamental rock & roll beats. With each member bringing a vastly different musical history and influence behind them to the table, Grawlix creates music with a unique blend of genres.  Their debut EP The Gumball Machine was released in June 2016 and was followed by a double-single titled Ouroboros in May 2017.  Their first full length album Betwixt & Between released December 14, 2018.

Grawlix has been performing in the Northeast since 2014. In December 2014, Grawlix opened for Bad Rabbits at The Reserve in Meriden, CT at Rock4AReason.  In 2015, Grawlix played the main stage at their hometown of Stratford, CT’s Main Street Festival.  They have also played at Toad’s Place (New Haven, CT), Sully’s Pub (Hartford, CT), Alfie’s Bar (Bronx, NY), Fat Baby (New York, NY), Ace’s (Johnstown, PA), The Acoustic (Bridgeport, CT).  The band has often performed at benefit shows such as Relay for Life in Orange, CT and Take the Roof of Cancer in Glastonbury, CT.  Their first music video “Barbara”, an homage to classic horror films, premiered at The Space Ballroom in Hamden, CT on October 31, 2015. 

Francisco (Cisco) Barahona Dimichele was the driving force behind the band's creation.  Prior to this project's conception, he had played in different projects with almost all the current members, as well as being longtime friends.  Dimichele, Josh Boos and Rob Weiss made up half the members of the band Who Shot Nice Guy Eddie in 2006-2007.  From 2008-2011, Dimichele and Weiss wrote music for a project titled The Greyhounds, while Weiss also focused on his own solo material.  In 2012, Dimichele and Kelsey Rogers formed a band performing covers, until they made the switch to original writing in Grawlix, pulling together 3 other musicians including Boos and Weiss.  Mario Baggio, formerly known as MarBar, was an underground giant in the Connecticut hip hop scene, sharing bills with the likes of Juicy J, Chris Webby,  Kid Ink, and Waka Flaka.  He decided to hang up the mic for now after meeting the other members of Grawlix to return to his percussive roots and fill the position of drummer.  Connor Hart first played with members of the group in 2015 as part of a 50s themed sock hop band with Dimichele, Rogers and Weiss.  He became a member of Grawlix in 2018.

Key Bio Facts

Location: Stratford, CT

Genres: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop

Year Founded: 2013

Opened For: Bad Rabbits, The Smyrk

Musical Influences: The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band, The Cure, The Smiths, Nirvana, Green Day, Radio Head, Incubus, The Gorillaz, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Smyrk, The Pillows, The Noodles, Asian Kungfu Generation, WAVVES, Girls, Amy Winehouse, Kate Miller-Heidke, The Last Shadow Puppets, Real Estate, COIL, The Mars Volta, Yuck, Kimbra, Weezer, We Are Scientists...

Live Performer: Yes

Memberships: BMI

Band Members
 
  • Francisco Barahona Dimichele (vocals, guitar)

  • Kelsey Rogers (vocals, keyboard/synth)

  • Rob Weiss (vocals, bass)

  • Josh Boos (guitar)

  • Connor Hart (guitar)

  • Mario Baggio (drums)

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Discography
Betwixt & Between

Release Date: December 14, 2018

  • Written by: Francisco Barahona, Joshua Boos, Robert Weiss, Kelsey Rogers, Nick Cannato

  • Recorded/Produced by: Brain Room Studios

  • Mixed by: Brain Room Studios

  • Mastered by:  Tyler LeVander

  • Album Art by: Shawna Crisanti

"Golden"

Released December 2018

Single from the upcoming album, Betwixt & Between

  • Written by: Francisco Barahona, Joshua Boos, Robert Weiss, Kelsey Rogers, Nick Cannato

  • Recorded/Produced by: Brain Room Studios

  • Mixed/Mastered by: Brain Room Studios

  • Album Artwork by: Shawna Crisanti

"Bodine"

Released November 2018

Single from the upcoming album, Betwixt & Between

  • Written by: Francisco Barahona, Joshua Boos, Robert Weiss, Kelsey Rogers, Nick Cannato

  • Recorded/Produced by: Brain Room Studios

  • Mixed/Mastered by: Brain Room Studios

  • Album Artwork by: Shawna Crisanti

"Born for the Sun"

Released November 2018

Single from the upcoming album, Betwixt & Between

  • Written by: Francisco Barahona, Joshua Boos, Robert Weiss, Kelsey Rogers, Nick Cannato

  • Recorded/Produced by:  Brain Room Studios

  • Mixed/Mastered by: Brain Room Studios

  • Album Artwork by: Shawna Crisanti

Ouroboros

Released May 2017

  • Written by: Francisco Barahona, Joshua Boos, Robert Weiss, Kelsey Rogers

  • Recorded/Produced by: Dave Veslocki

  • Mixed/Mastered by: Dave Veslocki

  • Album Artwork by: Shawna Crisanti

The Gumball Machine

Released June 2016

  • Written by: Francisco Barahona, Joshua Boos, Robert Weiss, Kelsey Rogers, David Lasecki, David Giardino

  • Recorded/Produced by: Dave Veslocki

  • Mixed/Mastered by: Dave Veslocki

  • Album Artwork by: Shawna Crisanti

Music Videos
 
"Need (No Love)" Official Lyric Video

Release Date: March 8, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wPeSCtn4Is

"Bodine" Official Lyric Video

Release Date: November 30, 2018

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArfajzGU0bQ

"Don't Let Me Down" Beatles Cover Video

Release Date: January 30, 2019

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO_UU_TMyQI

"Barbara" Official Music Video

Release Date: October 31, 2015

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2l2qIPInlA

"Born for the Sun" Live Tiny Desk Contest Submission

Release Date: January 25, 2017

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq_tcYqWgb0

 
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Press Mentions

New Haven Independent

4 Bands Bring the Energy

March 15, 2019 - Brain Slattery

IndieNation Music Reviews:

"Born for the Sun"

Ouroboros

 
 
Performance Details

Our upcoming shows are always listed on our website here! 

We also create Facebook events for our shows.  Info can be found here!

For booking, please email info@thegrawlixmusic.com or fill out our contact sheet below!

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