Andy Frasco and the UN

Andy Frasco and the UN

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandBluesJam

Influenced by Damien Rice, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison and Tom Waits, Frasco’s style is as uninhibited as those artists who inspire him.

Biography

Andy Frasco, a twenty-three year old blues/jazz musician hailing from Southern California, is nothing short of an enigma. Influenced by Damien Rice, Sam Cooke, Van Morrison and Tom Waits, Frasco’s style is as uninhibited as those artists who inspire him.

Within the past two years alone, Frasco has trekked over 90,000 miles, performed over 500 shows, and spanned the country at least six times. Frasco’s journey, however, is just beginning. This revolutionary is on a mission to alter the music business as we know it.

Frasco’s a rarity in the music business: one who is an industry “insider” and a talented musician. This unparalleled insight is due, in part, to his days of managing and promoting bands when he was 16 years old. He’s booked bands like HelloGoodbye, and worked with labels and venues such as Drive Thru, Atlantic Records and The Key Club in Hollywood, Ca.

What’s more, Frasco does not come from a musical background. His family played no instruments, and it wasn’t until the age of 17 that Frasco met his soul mate: the piano. At 19 years old, Frasco traveled to New York to work with friend and colleague Jordan Stilwell, producing his first album Growth and Progress. From there, Frasco toured the country with VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, raising money for Music Education in the Public Schools.

Yet 220 shows in 360 days through 33 states that he personally booked on the Save the Music Tour wasn’t enough for this young prodigy. Frasco headed back to Los Angeles to form his own band and produce his second and current album, Along for the Ride. Currently on tour for Along for the Ride, Frasco continues to prove that he is a dynamic force with which to be reckoned, as listeners marvel at his talent and soulful performances wherever he goes.

Andy Frasco has jammed with artists such as Katie Herzig, Butch Walker, The Flobots, Spill Canvas, Suburban Legends, Nural, Ryan Gillmor, Tyler Hilton and Berlin. John Mayer even opened for Andy Frasco.

Frasco may just be the “Second Coming” of blues music for this emerging generation, changing the course of mainstream music in a blazing path of glory that will someday take him home

Written By Patty Walsh

ANDY FRASCO BACKGROUND

National Acts Performed with:

Galactic
Jakob Dylan
Hellogoodbye
Tyler Hilton
Gavin Degraw
Butch Walker
Berlin
Suburban Legends
The Spill Canvas
The Higher
Nural
Ryan Gillmor
Katie Herzig
Halifax
The Format
As Tall as Lions
Steel Train

Contributions to Charities:
• Vh1 Save the Music Tour – 2009: Performing free concerts at public elementary schools around the California to promote music and art in children’s development.
• Free Arts in the Parks – Present: Free shows at various parks in the West San Fernando Valley area cultural parks, southern California raising over $17,000.
• Rock and Give Summer Festival - 2008: a fundraiser to support the Tianna Teegarden Memorial Fund. Raising over $10,000 each year.
• The Big Benefit – 2006: Headlined a benefit concert for a local Los Angeles public high school to keep art into their curriculum raising $15,000.
• Relay for Life – 2006 – Present: Headlined a tour of benefit concerts during for the Cancer Foundation. All proceeds went to the foundation.
• Tsunami Relief Fund Benefit – 2005: Headlined a benefit concert for the Tsunami Recovery Project raising $3,000.

Vision:
In order to build a long lasting career in this industry, one has to take their music on the road for eight to nine months of the year. Since the digital era arrived, few people today are buying albums or looking at print advertisements. Money spent today must be spent SMART. The industry can not afford sub par results from its investment. Touring and merchandise sales are one of the last breaths to make a profit in this industry. If we can take my show on the road for 8-10 months and market “Andy Frasco” as a live show artist/performer, we can guarantee you that people will see and feel

Discography

2012- Road Life Revival
2011- Love, You are Just Two Expensive
2008- Growth in Progress