Formed in February 2011, Vancouver-based band Paradise Runway broke out onto the Vancouver indie rock scene with a bang, winning UBC's annual Battle of the Bands competition in March, just one month after playing together for the first time. Comprised of lead singer/guitarist Luca Fogale, bassist Paolo Fogale, drummer Andrew Tang, and keyboardist Sebastian Crema, they have been hard at work for the past year. Paradise Runway have played many local venues in their short time together, including Shine, The Cellar Nightclub, Joe's Apartment, The UBC Pit Pub, The Railway Club, and the Roxy, along with performing in Port Moody during the Suter Brook Village Summer Concert. In the summer of 2011 they traveled to Alberta to perform at Paddy O'Leary's Pub and Vern's Tavern during the Calgary Stampede. Frontman Luca Fogale has been busy performing several acoustic shows, including gigs at the Media Club and Ceili's Irish Pub, while also winning first place at the prestigious annual BC Italian Voice of the Night talent contest. The band is very excited for their soon-to-be-released debut album, "When It Starts Over." They have been in studio since December 2011 and are currently mastering the 8-track EP, which is due to be released in June 2012. They are also halfway complete writing their second album. Summer 2012 is looking very bright for Paradise Runway, as they are planning several local shows, as well as a tour across Canada to be a part of various festivals, most recently the inaugural Freedom Fest from June 28 to July 1 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. With all four members being classically trained musicians all with backgrounds in different genres, they are able to compose melodic, emotionally-charged songs and put on an exhilarating live show.
Band MembersLuca Fogale - Lead Vocals/Guitar
Paolo Fogale - Vocals/Bass
Andrew Tang - Drums
Sebastian Crema - Keyboard