Frankie Bourne is a singer-songwriter, recording artist and performance artist based out of Northern California. Originally from West Marin County, he made his way down the California coast through Santa Cruz, writing songs, jamming in garages and performing at every open mic he could find while simultaneously earning a BA in Film & Digital Media and Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz.
He then immediately moved to Los Angeles where he wrote and arranged his acoustic-laced debut studio album, Californicana. The album was produced by LA producer Marc Danzeisen (Riverdogs, Powerslide, Gilby Clarke), and features saxophonist Jeremy Trezona (Saint Motel), as well as guitarists Johnny Hawthorn (Toad The Wet Sprocket, Everclear) and Manny Alvarez (Jackson Browne, Lucinda Williams), among others. It released independently under Bourne’s own Robotic Records with a successful sold out record release show at the historic (and now permanently closed) House of Blues on the Sunset Strip Foundation Room, followed by a 15-date California Tour.
On his 2015 debut, Frankie took a stance as a solo artist and emerged on the scene equipped with infectious roots-rock songs, and an authentic indie sound that, "combines the style of new Americana with all the things you loved about 90s adult alternative bands" (TourWorthy.com), and "a smoky, quick-tongued lyrical quality that can change speeds like a Zack Greinke change-up" (San Jose Rock Music Examiner). 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 hard-fought six years in the Los Angeles music scene, Frankie returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area in 2016, where his new band has quickly begun to make a name for themselves in the North Bay for their explosive, jam-oriented live shows, and their melodic roots-rock music that bridges eras of influence. Featuring drummer Jeff Nassi (Meredith Brooks, Fillmore Slim, Unauthorized Rolling Stones), guitarist Sunil Sharma (Alison Harris, Reality Check, Blusion), and bassist Matt Pasquale (Gravity Hill), Bourne’s new band is his primary focus of late. They enter Prairie Sun Studios in Spring 2018 to cut an album under Robotic Records.
On February 17th 2017 Frankie released Valley of Vindication, a 5-track EP of songs that showcase a softer, more acoustic direction to his sound. On Record Store Day 2017 (April 22nd 2017) Frankie released another 3-track EP, titled Homemade Remedies.
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.