Frankie Bourne is a singer-songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Known for his prolific output of material, he has recently released two singles and an indie album in the first half of 2019 alone. In August 2019 he released “Listen To The Summer Rain”, the debut single from his roots-rock band Frankie Bourne and the Wildcards. In April 2019 he released an indie album Lincoln Heights for Record Store Day 2019, produced by Aaron Moore. In February 2019 he released a new duet single “Valentine”, featuring vocalist Julia Cramer (Willow and Hound), and was one of the top 10 semi-finalist winners of the Creative Sonoma Next Level Songwriting Contest.
On his 2015 acoustic-laced debut studio album, Californicana, Frankie took a stance as a solo artist and emerged on the scene equipped with infectious roots-rock songs, an authentic indie sound, and "a smoky, quick-tongued lyrical quality that can change speeds like a Zack Greinke change-up" (Christopher Millard, San Jose Rock Music Examiner).
Produced by LA producer Marc Danzeisen (Riverdogs), and featuring guitarists Johnny Hawthorn (Toad The Wet Sprocket, Everclear) and Manny Alvarez (Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Black Crowes), his first solo effort has been incredibly well-received by Indie, Rock and Americana radio stations nationwide, and won an award for best love song on the Jango Radio 2015 Valentine's Day Playlist, who call it, "a refreshing roots rock record for the 21st Century".
After a sold out record release show at the historic House of Blues on the Sunset Strip, Frankie supported the record with a sporadically changing group of players in the LA club scene, and a 15 city west coast tour. At times his band included keyboardist Carey Frank (Tedeschi Trucks Band), saxophonist Jeremy Trezona (Saint Motel), bassist Andrew Perusi (Hanson), and drummer Clinton Cameron (Fishbone), to name a few.
After six years in the Los Angeles music scene Frankie returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area in 2016 where his new band, Frankie Bourne and the Wildcards, have quickly made a name for themselves in the North Bay for their explosive guitar-driven live shows, and their melodic authentic sound. Rooted in classic rock and California Soul, Bourne’s indie songwriting blends alt-country with dirty blues-rock, hints of post-grunge and tones of college rock. Featuring bassist Matt Pasquale (Gravity Hill), guitarist Sunil Sharma (Alison Harris, Reality Check), and drummer Jeff Nassi (Meredith Brooks, Fillmore Slim), Frankie Bourne and the Wildcards deliver infectious, moody roots-rock songs that, "combines the style of new Americana with all the things you loved about 90s adult alternative bands" (TourWorthy.com).
They recently entered legendary Prairie Sun Studios in Sonoma County (of Tom Waits acclaim) to track their debut album, set to release soon. In Summer 2018 they played the main stage at Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, opening for Commander Cody and the Western Airmen. In fall 2018 Frankie spoke at a TED Talk in Sonoma County where the band performed an original song from their upcoming album.
You can find his music on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and CD Baby, and hear it on the following terrestrial and internet radio stations: KSVY (Sonoma), KWMR (Marin), KRSH (Santa Rosa), KALW (San Francisco), KPIG & KZSC (Santa Cruz), KCBX (Central Coast), HFM LA (Los Angeles), KHLV (Las Vegas), KHTP (Phoenix), Jango Radio, Indie Radio Music, Relax Free Radio, The Mad Music Asylum, War Stories Radio, and UK based XRP Radio, among others.
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