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50-Word Bio.

Graham The Empire (GtE) is a three-piece alternative rock band from Indianapolis, Indiana delivering an electrifying sound with a modern edge. A fantastical road trip, rife with invigorating riffs evoking a furious sound, twisting classic rock rhythms and infusing them with a modern electro-edge, dabbed with pop and EDM.
 

Long Bio.

Graham The Empire (GtE) is a three-piece alternative rock band from Indianapolis, delivering an electrifying sound with a modern edge.

 

The band’s roots began with frontman Graham Zebrasky, who studied classical piano and guitar from a young age and immersed himself in pop music, rock, new age, and new wave. Graham spent years recording demos and performing in other bands (lead guitar, vocals, keyboards, production) until finally in 2017, recorded a self-produced EP, forming the Graham The Empire moniker. Legendary Mark Needham (The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Fleetwood Mac) mixed Graham The Empire's debut EP, to critical acclaim.

 

Piercing dance rhythms are at the core of GtE. In 2017, Richard Crowe joined the band to add a distinctive style to the band’s rhythm section. Then, in 2018, multi-instrumentalist and EDM powerhouse Michael Reed (Frozen Turtle) joined the band to finally form the Graham The Empire trio.

 

Graham The Empire is a fantastical road trip, rife with invigorating riffs evoking a furious sound, twisting classic rock rhythms and infusing them with a modern electro-edge, dabbed with pop and EDM. Their music is a light of hope held out against long-forgotten woes, an exploration of body and mind, layering upbeat danceable vibes to a piercing, raw intensity.

 

Graham The Empire have released “The Best Of Me" in support of their debut EP "RYZE" released November 2018.

The Band is currently on tour in 2018.

Recent Press

 

 

 

 

AXS: Exclusive Premiere "Save Me"

“With a legendary musical support system behind them and a knack for writing and crafting multi-dimensional songs, Graham the Empire are on their way to all good things.” –AXS

Shockwave Magazine: "Rise" EP Review

"Brace yourself. With just five songs to prove their worth, Graham The Empire waste no time vying for your heart’s attention and before you know it, you’re a minute into their debut EP, Rise, and falling in love." – Shockwave Magazine

 Rock Cellar Magazine: Exclusive Premiere "The Best Of Me"

“[Rise] is sure to be a strong introduction by the alt/rock trio.” – Rock Cellar Magazine

Audio Fuzz: Review Single "The Best Of Me"

“[Graham The Empire] remind you of the great pop rock bands of the ’70s and ’80s (Cheap Trick, The Babys), but there is so much more going on with these guys.” -Audio Fuzz

Kill The Music: Live Show Review

“The support for this local act was something incredible. Indy- pay attention to these guys!” -Kill The Music (Live Show Review)

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music

Title: "RYZE"

Release Date: November, 2018

Label: RSG, GT EMPIRE

Genre(s): Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Electro Rock

Influences: Fleetwood Mac, LCD Soundsystem, The Cars

Sounds Like: Cut Copy, Muse, The Killers

Live

Team

Booking Manager: Leslie Nierste (booking@grahamtheempire.com)

Publicist: Hayley Brinkman, Big Picture Media (hayley@bigpicturemediaonline.com)

Attorney: Robert Meitus (please contact us directly)

General Inquiries: info@grahamtheempire.com

Calendar - rise tour