CLOSENUF to Pennsylvania!

USA's Northeast Rock Virtuosos continue the over 2 decade tradition of presenting and playing the best in Rock from their new homebase!
Stay tuned for updates on the new line-up which includes those from The Inner City to Americana!
(NY, we will always love you!)

CLOSENUF - to be Live In Concert! on the 2024 "NOT TOO FAR TOUR"
See you at our next LIVE APPEARANCE - To Be Announced -
- Stay tuned for more updates -

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Please enjoy a Live Demo of our Cover Work captured by our fans!
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CLOSENUF wishes to thank all who made any of these industry recognitions possible, you are the best!!

CLOSENUF at a glance!

- NorthEast Based Original Singer/Songwriter Rock Band Formed 9/12/01

- Placed On The Ballot 2 X For A 2017 Grammy Award For Best Country Duo/Group Performance & Best Country Song

- Placed On The Ballot 2 X For A 2014 Grammy Award For Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group

- Placed On The Ballot 2 X For A 2013 Grammy Award For Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group

- Placed On The Ballot 2 X For A 2011 Grammy Award For Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group

- Placed On The Ballot 2 X For A 2010 Grammy Award For Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group

- Placed On The Ballot For A 2006 Grammy Award For Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists

- Nominated For A 2013 LadyLake Indie Music Award For Best Indie Music Artist Of The Year

- Nominated For A 2006 Immie Award & A 2006 DigiFestival Absolute Winner Award For Best Indie Music Video Of The Year

- Winners Of Four 2005 Reviewer Awards

- Twice Semi-Finalists In The 2004 & 2008 Northeast Independent Music World Series

- Received 2006-07 National CHR/Pop/AAA Rotation, 2010 European Broadcast, Plus Member National Top-40 Radio Airplay

- Participants In The 2007 O.S. National Band Search Series, M.E.A.N.Y. Fest & Goodtimes Magazine’s LI Music Festival Competitions

- Billboard World Songwriting Contest Award Winner

- Appeared On The Joey Reynolds Show, Dr. Lou’s House Of Blues, The Media Factory Show & Blog Talk Radio

- Compositions Chosen For Soundtrack Of 2008 Independent Film Festival Documentary & For King’s Daughters Records 2015 Catalog

- Chosen To Perform At The 2007 Goodstock Festival & To Appear In A 2015 Terra Rising Independent Music Film Documentary

- Performed Fundraisers For Katrina Victims, Cerebral Palsy, Organ Transplant Awareness, St. Jude Children’s Hospital & More

- Performed At The Starlight Concerts Series, Sounds Of Summer Concert Series & Repeatedly At The Make Music NY Festivals

- Offered Solicitation By Octobertunes, Pic Hitz Entertainment, Big Noise Promotions, Black Rose Promotions, ANTV,

Nextposure, North Coast Stars, CPI Talent, A & R Unlimited, Bill Jerome Promotions, DCM Productions, Amerecord,

Rodell, Wright Stuff, Sexy Killer & Arabesque Records, Eve Nelson & Jacobson & Colfin


CLOSENUF to Trivia!


1. The founding members of CLOSENUF still held their first planned business meeting on 9/12/01 despite the tragic events the day before feeling that getting together for discussions at that time would bring them closer.

2. CLOSENUF had such former names as The AV Squad & Post No Bills.

3. As of 2013, there have been 12 official members of CLOSENUF with lead vocalist Anthony J. Foti being its longest standing member and the only member of CLOSENUF to be present for every gig the band has ever booked.

4. Members of the band born outside of the U.S. have hailed from Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Hungary.

5. CLOSENUF’s official mascot is Mustafa the Monkey with plush versions available at live performances.

6. CLOSENUF’s Brooklyn based record label Wreckords Records is a Drug-Free record label boasting “Say No To Drugs Always!” imprinted on every release.

7. CLOSENUF’s tune “Music Man,” through an original release and subsequent compilation release, not only received a Billboard World Songwriting Contest Award, but was placed on the GRAMMY Ballot twice - once for Best Instrumental Arrangement & once for Best Pop Performance  - no wonder the song’s writer, Anthony J. Foti’s license place reads “MU51CMAN.”

8. CLOSENUF has had both producers & fellow musicians appear on their albums that have worked with Simon & Garfunkel, Dionne Warwick, Asia, Joe Satriani, Blue Oyster Cult, Marvin Hamlisch, Jim Messina, Foreigner, Van Morrison, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Metropolitan Opera Company and more!

9. CLOSENUF’s current LP supports over 25 industry awards or nominations from 11 GRAMMY Ballot Placements to multiple Independent Music Awards!

10. Founding member Anthony J. Foti’s father, Frederick D. Foti (1924-2013), shared production credits on his first work to receive national airplay, “In The Eyes Of The Rose,” (based on the writings of 17th century French philosopher, Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle), which later also found its way to a GRAMMY Ballot appearance for Best Pop Performance.


CLOSENUF, The Premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band,
Releases Their Album
on the Wreckords Records Label!

- ELEVEN Time Official GRAMMY Ballot Contenders
- Independent Music Award (IMMIE) & DigiFestival Award Nominees
- LadyLake Indie Music Award Nominees
- Twice NE Independent Music World Series Semi-Finalists
- Four Time Reviewer Award Winners
- Billboard World Songwriting Contest Award Winners
- The NorthEast's Premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band Since 2001
- Releases Their Latest CD On The Wreckords Records Label
- Guided In The Studio By Steve "Woody" La Cerra, Soundman For Blue Oyster Cult
- 18 Tracks - All Digitally Mixed - All Original Material - Lyrics Included
- Includes Bonus Tracks - Alternate Mixes With Special Guest Players & Producers


DATELINE: June 30th, 2009 - BROOKLYN, NY - Wreckords Records, Inc., Brooklyn's own record label, is proud to announce the release of CLOSENUF's album, " a new beginning."

"CLOSENUF, NY's premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band since 2001, brings together fresh modern sounds influenced by the masters of classic rock to create a body of work which will stand the test of time. The 18 track fully digitally mixed all original (lyrics included) release was guided in the studio by Steve "Woody" La Cerra, editor of EQ Magazine & soundman for "Blue Oyster Cult." The project is the brainchild of Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Anthony J. Foti, whose portfolio consists of Pop/Rock music which is a fusion of nostalgia and originality with a late '60s to early '70s inspired Singer/Songwriter Rock Band vision, possessing catchy melodies, tight musicianship, & mature arrangements; all to bring the listener to be moved on an artful musical level. CLOSENUF hailing from Brooklyn, have accomplished the following: Eleven time Official Grammy Ballot Contenders from 2006 to 2017 for categories from Best Musical Arrangement to Best Pop Performance to Best Country Song, 2013 LadyLake Music Award Nomination for Best Independent Artist of the Year, 2006 IMMIE & DigiFestival Absolute Winner Award Nominations for Best Indie Music Video, U.S. CHR/Pop/AAA Rotation 2006-2007 Radio Airplay, Participating in the O.S. National Band Search Series, GoodTimes Magazine's LI Music Festival & M.E.A.N.Y. Fest 2007 Competitions, Requested Performance at the 2007 Goodstock & 2008 Make Music NY Festivals, Appearances on The Joey Reynolds Show, Dr. Lou's House of Blues, The Media Factory Show & Blog Talk Radio, Compositions chosen for Soundtrack Score of 2008 Independent Film Festival Documentary, Four 2005 Awards, Semi-Finalists in the 2004 & 2008 Northeast Independent Music World Series, U.S. National Top-40 Radio Airplay and a Billboard World Songwriting Contest Award. Fans from Billy Joel to The Beatles will finally have an album to add to their collection and play over and over again. The baby boomers and the college students can finally share in their appreciation of music both timely and timeless where you can be taken away by the sound yet stay firmly planted on the ground by the message. This album is for those who always look for something new and exciting, or haven't found an album worth buying in years. Your wait is over! Contact us to get your copy now! On the 15th anniversary of Wreckords Records, we celebrate with its latest LP release, " a new beginning," capturing all of Anthony J. Foti's writing & lead vocals from the band's established repertoire, as well as new selections with the fresh sounds of the band's current line-up (as always, all talented NY Musicians in their own right), as well as alternate mixes of fan favorites with special guest players.

CLOSENUF, NY's Premier

Singer/Songwriter Rock Band,

Releases Their Full Length Album

on the Wreckords Records Label!

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Please enjoy CLOSENUF's Live Concert Official Introduction Soundbite!

Wreckords Records Statement: CLOSENUF is not, and has never been associated with the following acts: CLOSE ENUFF - Palmyra, PA (Cover Band), Close Enough - Los Angeles, CA (Cover Band) / Close Enough - Coventry, England (Cover Band) / Close Enough - Temecula, CA (Originals Act) / CloseEnough - Eskridge, KS (Originals Act) / Close Enough Band - Miami, FL (Originals Act) / Close Enough Band - Chicago, IL - (Originals Act) / Close Enuf Band - Brookfield, WI (Cover Band) / Closenuff - Gulfport, MS (Cover Band) / ClosEnuffs - Kansas City, MO - (Cover Band) / Klose'Nuff - Webster Groves, MO - (Cover Band) / Close Enuff - Roanoke, VA (Cover Band) as well as Wreckords - Detroit, MI - (Originals Act). The Label has contacted all these acts previously requesting official name changes for disambiguation purposes, as well as copyright or trademark infringement to prevent any anticipated business loss (both reputation or capital) due to this potential confusion. Failure to do so (without attempt of mutual agreement) can result in the pursuit of legal action if claims need to be made against the offending parties. This applies to any similar band we have yet to encounter. All right reserved / Notice provided.

(Critics and fans compare them to, note influence by, & feel if you like any of the variety of these new and established artists, you would enjoy the works of CLOSENUF: R.E.M., Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Coldplay, The Cure, Goo Goo Dolls, Bare Naked Ladies, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, Oasis, Grand Funk Railroad, Blue Oyster Cult, The Cars, Squeeze, The Ramones, Velvet Underground, Steely Dan, Dire Straits, The Scorpions, Journey, Ambrosia, Foreigner, The Eagles, The Traveling Wilburys, America, Three Dog Night, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Animals, Styx, Chicago, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Hall & Oates, The J. Geils Band, The Little River Band, Billy Joel, Elton John, Dan Fogelberg, Tom Petty, Meatloaf, Elvis Costello, Neil Diamond, Cat Stevens, Elvis Presley, Leon Russell, Warren Zevon, Eddie Cochran, Paul Simon, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, Kenny Loggins, Huey Lewis, Van Morrison, Jackson Browne & Bruce Hornsby.)




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