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CLOSENUF wishes to thank all who made any of these industry recognitions possible, you are the best!!


“IN THE EYES OF THE ROSE (The Americana Mix).”

"Wreckords Records proudly presents Anthony J. Foti & CLOSENUF’s latest cyber single, “In The Eyes Of The Rose (The Americana Mix).” This mainstay & most requested ballad of the band’s repertoire has been given a fresh take for 2015 in honor of the true roots of American Music “Country.” Foti, always being a huge fan of the genre from Charlie Daniels to Kenny Rogers to Eddie Rabbitt (also a Brooklyn-born singer/songwriter), brought in guest players for the remix including the international award winning Irish Folk fiddle player Cady Finlayson, as well as Philip Sterk, noted Nashville/Memphis session player on pedal steel guitar. The new mix is co-produced by Steve “Woody” La Cerra (Blue Oyster Cult) & Janice Foti (Anthony’s wife), who first envisioned the song as such, & spearheaded the arrangement, coming from a musical family from American Songbook players to Rock musicians). The song, comparing a man’s view on love to the rose’s view on life, was inspired & based on the writings of 17th century French philosopher Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (a classical composer in his own right besides innovator, author & teacher) from Conversations On The Plurality Of Worlds (1686). The single is part of the act’s latest offering – an 8-track EP release aptly titled “In The Eyes Of The Rose – The EP.” Accompanying the new 2015 single is 7 other versions: The 2015 Americana Instrumental Mix, The 2005 La Cerra Mix (a more modern take on the track as a rock ballad), The 2005 La Cerra Instrumental Mix (never before released), The 1994 Original Mix (in full power ballad style - co-produced by Anthony’s father, Frederick D. Foti (1924-2013) with Steve Jerome (The Left Banke) & John Abbott (Dionne Warwick) & features music provided by The “Blackwood & Foti” Band (Anthony’s act at the time) – this “raw” version received National Airplay on Top-40 radio stations around the U.S. when originally released as a single) & The 1996 Jerome Mix (a remix of the original version by Steve Jerome for Anthony’s solo album to give the track a warmer lush sound as tastes changed & spotlights added guitarist Jeff Munzert (Jim Messina) - plus 2 more tracks (also never before released) …wait for it… Karaoke Mixes of both the 2005 & 2015 versions! A must for all CLOSENUF fans! A true study in song. These "cyber-exclusive" releases are downloadable at cdBaby, iTunes, Amazon, & more. These items are also being solicited by The Jacobson Firm for options of movie or TV usage, as well as offering the songs to be picked up by established artists if they so choose to add the song to their roster. With many artists delving into the foray of the latest single’s genre from Bob Dylan to Dan Fogelberg to Neil Diamond to Darius Rucker & now Steven Tyler, we are so proud to be "CLOSENUF to Country!"



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CLOSENUF to Trivia!

DATELINE: August 23rd, 2014 - BROOKLYN, NY - CLOSENUF appeared at Kelly's Tavern in Brooklyn, NY Celebrating their 225th Gig! With that please enjoy...


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, NY's Premier Singer/Songwriter Rock Band,
Releases Their Latest Album
on the Wreckords Records Label!

- ELEVEN Time Official GRAMMY Ballot Contenders
- Independent Music Award (IMMIE) & DigiFestival Award Nominees
- Twice NE Independent Music World Series Semi-Finalists
- Billboard World Songwriting Contest Award Winners
- NY'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 latest 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: 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.

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CLOSENUF, NY's Premier

Singer/Songwriter Rock Band,

Releases Their Latest Album

on the Wreckords Records Label!

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Please enjoy CLOSENUF's 2013 Live Concert Official Introduction Soundbite!

Wreckords Records Statement: CLOSENUF is not, and has never been associated with the following acts: 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. Notification date: December 14th, 2012.

(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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