Andy Frasco & the UN

Andy Frasco & the UN

 West Hills, California, USA
BandComedyBlues

Diverse, unique, & unmistakable talent, combined with a refreshing, witty, yet professional attitude; AF & the UN are the most desirable musicians to have on your stage. Their symphony of style, stage presence, & innate longing to perform, will leave you a pleasurable memory until you beg for more.

Biography

Andy Frasco, a twenty-two blues/jazz musician hailing from the San Fernando Valley in 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 my passion for music and performance, they will become committed fans. My home grown marketing and live show fan base confirms this belief.

Life is about taking risks and believing in what you love. If one can believe in this project as much as my belief in the love of this industry, I feel that we can work together to change the way people listen to and feel about popular music in the curriculum. This road show, with your help, will be the essential way to spread this philosophy.

Lyrics

Call Me Daddy

Written By: Andy Frasco

every day
every mood
from her sunrise
oh i know
i sit alone ya
with the blues every day
cause when she was lonely
you know i was her daddy ya

oh ya

why don't you break me up
why don't you shake me down with your words
ya you can just say what you want to me
any day of the week
cause i love you
and i'm your daddy ya

we used to shake it to the left
we used to shake it to the right
we used to break it down
every single night ya
every single night
cause when she was lonely
i was her daddy ya

we used to shake it to the left
we used to shake it to the right
we used to break it down
every single night ya
every single night
cause when she was lonely
you know i was her daddy ya

well it might take a day
no it might take a month
i'm gonna spend my whole life
i'm gonna get just what i want ya
bring her home to me

so ms. leary
ya know
call your daddy from italy

ya ya ya ya
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy ya
ya ya ya
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy
call your daddy ya
call your daddy
call your daddy ya
oh you better call me girl
oh call your daddy
i will follow you i swear i will

We Get Around

Written By: Andy Frasco

do i make you sweat
when you're all alone
do you think of me
when the baby's asleep
and your husband's away
i know you think of me
ya i'm just your love slave
i'm your romeo
just a midnight call
i'm your love slave
i'm your romeo
just a midnight ride well

that's the way
we get around
we get around
that's the way
we get around
we get around

well stop these games
stop these games
i know you think of me too
when your bed's too cold
and you got no one to hold
i know you think of me
what am i what am i
what am i to you
do you love who i am
or am i just your fool ya
well i'm just your fool

that's the way
we get around
we get around
that's the way
we get around
we get around

that's the way
we get around
we get around
that's the way
we get around
we get around
well let's get around

we get down we get around
we get down we get around
we get down just to get around
we get down we get around

Mr. Ego

Written By: Andy Frasco & R. Bizzy

well when you first came to me
yeah you were like a baby in need
asking me to feed you
when you're feeling blue

but time came along
you just kept on following me
like a greedy leech
spreading his seeds
oh no

so when spring peaked his head
she couldn't believe what i did
oh i spoiled my home
so you can take a bow
well take your bow

for mr. ego
ooo bop bop bop
ooo bop bop bop
it's your time to go
ooo bop bop bop
ooo bop bop bop
well the secret is out
from my own mouth
i'll sit back watch it burn
yeah look what i've done
look what i've done
well the secret is out
from my own mouth
i'll sit back watch it burn
yeah look what i've done

i'm flying so high call me mr. ego
took out the game how they call me lethal
i left the secret around and i got it repo-ed
but ill crack the gong acting like a nympho
i'm a ride to the top
and if you want to roll
you can go too shorty now lets get going
call us bonnie and clyde they don't want to see us ride
it's westside and we going to do it all night
world wide baby
a.f.u.n.
we never going to stop till we all get it in
it ain't no fun if the homies can't have none so we take it all like a mother fucking ransom

yeah check hey
we done some crazy shit right
we let the secret out
now everybody got a hold of this mother fucker
ha
a.f.u.n.
andy bring it back for them

well the time will come
ya you'll see our name in lights
cleaner than clean
and when you thought drugs would get the
best of me

well i'm waiting for the day
when my telephone's going to ring
yeah you propose something great
but that will be the day we just
we triple our rate

for mr. ego
ooo bop bop bop
ooo bop bop bop
it's your time to go
ooo bop bop bop
ooo bop bop bop
well the secret is out
from my own mouth
ill sit back watch it burn
yeah look what i've done
look what i've done
well the secret is out
from my own mouth
i'll sit back watch it burn
look what i've done

it's your time to go

Discography


Love, You're Just Too Expensive
Produced by: Andy Frasco & Jordan Stilwell
Mixing and Tracking: Jordan Stilwell
Asst. Engineers: Scott Alzheimer & Kevin Dunn
Mastered by: Joe Bozzi

1. Call Me Daddy
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
2. We Get Around
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
3. Mr. Ego
Music by: Andy Frasco & R Bizzy
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
4. Main Squeeze
Music by: Andy Frasco & R Bizzy
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
5. Lisa D
Music by: Andy Frasco & Justin Mather
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
6. Lie To Me
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
7. Am Jam
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
8. I Had Enough
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
9. Consistency
Music by: Andy Frasco & the UN
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
10. Find One For Me
Music by: Andy Frasco & The Ben Miller Band
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco

Growth and Progress
Produced by: Andy Frasco
Mixing and Tracking: Jordan Stilwell
Mastered by: Robyn Robbins

1. Without Your Shoes
Music by: Andy Frasco
Lyrics by: Andy Frasco
2. Move On
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
3. Just Hear Me Out
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
4. Devil and his Drones
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco & Amanda Elliot
5. On The Run
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
6. Let it Go
Music by Andy Frasco & Roget Chahayad
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
7. Interlude
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
8. Catch You
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
9. Out of Date
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
10. Pretend There's Nothing Wrong
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco

Along For the Ride
Produced by: Andy Frasco & Jordan Stilwell
Mixing And Tracking: Jordan Stilwell
Mastered by: Joe Bozzi
Record Label: Jam Rocket

1. Neighborhood -
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
2. Lie To Me -
Music by Andy Frasco & Matt Romero
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
3. Until It's Gone -
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
4. Ramble Baby Ramble
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
5. Dance Those Blues Away -
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco
6. Devil And His Drones
Music by Andy Frasco
Lyrics by Andy Frasco & Amanda Elliot
7. Routine
Music by Andy Frasco & Matt Romero
Lyrics by Andy Frasco

Radio Play

KCLA 99.3FM Los Angeles
KPCW 91.9FM Utah
KRCL 90.9FM Utah
KBSU 730 AM Idaho
KEZJ 1450 AM Idaho
KBSK 89.9FM Idaho
San Francisco State University
University California of Los Angeles
San Diego State University
University of Georgia
New York University
University of Wisconsin @ Madison
University of Wisconsin @ Whitewater
University of Massachusetts @ Amherst
University of Virginia @ Charlottesville
Boise State University
University of Syracuse
University of Oregon
University of North Carolina

Streaming
Last FM
Jango
GrooveShark
SoundCloud

Radio/Podcasts:
the Soupy Gato Show:
http://www.soupygato.com/?page_id=155

Set List

Andy Frasco & the UN are TRUE MUSICIANS, and as such - play a unique set every show. When performing, Andy Frasco & the UN are also creating new music as they go.