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Breaking News

Debut Album

Climbing Stars is back in the studio recording their debut album which is anticipated to release by the end of December, 2018. Stay tuned!!

Soundcheck at Subcat

Climbing Stars has been invited to record a live show at Subcat Sound Studios for Soundcheck on 105.9 The Rebel. The band is honored to be a part of this program and are looking forward to sharing the evening with some of the bands most loyal fans. 

Rock for Recovery

Climbing Stars has been invited to play at The Palace Theater in Syracuse, NY to help raise money and awareness for mental health disorders on behalf of Syracuse Behavioral Health. Doors open at 6:00 with music starting at 7:00. 

Tickets: $10 presale / $15 at door.

About Us

The Band

Climbing Stars is:

   Chris Trapasso: Vocals / Guitar

   Brandon Smith: Lead Guitar

   Ryan McCarthy: Bass Guitar

   Adam Kraebel: Drums


Climbing Stars is an original rock band from Syracuse, NY who is picking up where grunge left off. Their many influences have blended to create a unique sound that will leave you feeling like your listening to a old friend, yet experiencing something new!! 

Our sound



"Street Romance" recorded at our very first show.


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Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Our fans made us "Stars."

We love to hear from our fans. Contact us anytime.

Climbing Stars

Syracuse, NY

(315) 481-9987

Friends of climbing stars

SubCat Music Studios

SubCat Music Studios originated in 2001 as a DIY project studio in Skaneateles, NY.  Mastering Engineer Ron Keck had been working with digital recording since 1989 and was an early beta tester for ProTools (previously known as Sound Tools). This prompted Ron’s decision to open his own studio to the public, and so he began recording local musicians, quickly gaining a reputation for excellent audio recordings. In 2006, Jeremy Johnston came on board as an intern.  Later, as the growing business was restructured, Jeremy was brought on as a co-owner with Ron being the principal owner. Today, SubCat prides itself on quality studio recording, remote recording, audio mixing, mastering, graphic design, and CD duplication.

Forty Weight Coffee Roasters

Like most great things in life, the Forty Weight philosophy is simple: we believe in doing everything to the best of our abilities. If our abilities aren’t yielding an exceptional result, we improve upon them. We put tremendous effort into seasonally sourcing unique and exciting Relationship and Direct Trade coffees. We roast on what we consider to be the best machines in the world. And everything is roasted to order, so our coffee is only enjoyed at peak freshness.

SubCat / Sound Check

Soundcheck is a local radio show on The Rebel 105.9 that airs weekly on Sundays at 9pm. Hosted by Dave Frisina for more than 35 years, Soundcheck recognizes local artists and gives them a platform for new Central New York fans to hear their music. SubCat helped Dave celebrate with a live show a few years ago and Soundcheck live at SubCat has now returned!