“Don’t wait the time is now, can you hear me?”
Philadelphia-bred rock band Overcoming Gravity is on a mission to wake the people up, to celebrate the beauty and vitality and possibility inherent in our lives right this moment. That’s the essence of rock ‘n’ roll: live for today and believe in yourself and there’s no limit on what we can accomplish. Take this message, and present it in a package that is 1 part slick modern rock and 1 part pure classic raunch and you’ve got Overcoming Gravity.
Formed in 2013 as the brainchild of Phil La Placa, Overcoming Gravity's latest chapter begins in fall 2016, when Phil met guitarist Jon Sheairs in South Philly. The duo shared an instant connection through their music, and immediately began writing a new collection of songs with a raunch and energy neither had experienced before. A true yin and yang pair, Phil’s bold, punchy blues rock-based riffs provide a perfect foundation for Sheairs’ spacious, sweetly melodic leads. Steve McEvoy rounds out the guitar trio with bone crushing rhythms. Joined by the driving cadences of longtime drummer Anthony Bui and the tight grooves of bassist Beau Vega, Overcoming Gravity seeks to pay homage to rock ‘n’ roll’s past while pushing it forward and bringing it to a new generation.
The journey thus far has seen the creation of an Overcoming Gravity Pandora station, the release of a successful EP "Her Name", and several appearances on Radio 104.5 Philadelphia. Now armed with a new stable of songs, the band has spent the summer in the studio, gearing up for a new full length release set to hit the shelves in the fall of 2018. With an ever-growing list of shows across the northeast leading up to that point, Overcoming Gravity looks forward to using its new songs to elevate the masses and enliven spirits.