Frank Bango is one of the few artists who turned up on two of our CD compilations from around the turn of the century with ‘Olivia 101’ on the 50th Issue compilation and ‘Roses Are Not Red’ - recorded live at the Mercury Lounge with the much-missed Drew Glackin on lap steel – on 21st Century BoB (BoB#60). Frank has had a somewhat mixed 21st Century so far but he’s still out there fighting.
Frank Bango’s currently working on his new record Touchy/Feely which he intends to manufacture and distribute himself. It’ll be the follow up to 2008’s critically acclaimed The Sweet Songs Of Decay.
Along with his songwriting partner Richy Vesecky, Frank Bango has always strived to keep the album art form alive by providing a complete listening experience from first to last song. Frank Bango offers a boutique brand of songwriting in the tradition of the Brill Building; where quality and craftsmanship come first, the purest form of melodic pop, with a dark edge and poetry. Touchy/Feely will create a sonic landscape where The Shangri Las meet Tom Waits. Adding to the rich history of successful long playing albums, in a package collectors will LOVE!!
Like many artists who appreciate keeping control of their work in these uncertain days Frank is looking for individual investors to help him make Touchy/Feely happen. So he’s going the Kickstarter route and you can find out more here.