Franck Carducci

Franck Carducci

 Lyon, Rhône-Alpes, FRA
BandRockClassic Rock

International band (french italian singer, german guitar player, british keyboard player, dutch guitar player and french drummer)
based in Lyon
playing progressive/psychedelic Rock from the new released album "Torn Apart" (feat. special guest Steve Hackett [genesis])

Biography

Franck Carducci, a multi-instrumentalist (bass, piano, guitar, drums, etc.)
rose in a family where music is a way of life.
Franck produced his first melody on the keyboard of an organ at age 5.
He proceeds to learn the guitar - mastering Chuck Berry's ‘Rock 'n'
Roll’ by age 11.
At 14, Franck discovers The Beatles and joins his first rock band.
Little by little, he strives towards a music that, while still being
accessible, is also structurally more complex with different
atmospheres.
Progressive rock will come to define his passion for a music that's both
very rock and very atmospheric or psychedelic.



Between the ages of 20 and 30, he played with upwards of 20 different
bands, and got involved in the recording of 15 different albums,
including 2 with French female folk singer Yanne Matis.
In 2008, Franck moves to Amsterdam where he gets into the local scene
and performs regularly in the famous clubs of the city.
He participates in several bands with styles varying between funk, soul,
pop and rock music.




Then in 2010, a dream comes true: Franck opens a gig for one of his heroes, Steve Hackett (Genesis).
This experience will convince Franck to focus on producing his own solo album.
The goal was to produce a genuine album , of his own, without concessions but being sincere.

And there was ODDITY.




This debut album was widely acclaimed by the specialists of the genre,
as well as a lovely discovery for the neophytes.
It allowed Franck, backed-up by a passionate and professional band to
tour throughout Europe.
The success of ODDITY and the ODDITY-TOUR naturally led Franck to
release a second album – TORN APART – in which one of the highlights is
the special guest participation of his mentor, Mr Steve Hackett himself.
This new album will give Franck the opportunity to share his vision and
let others discover the fantasy world within.
Dive down into it, let yourself go, you're off for a journey in an
enchanting and eerie musical universe.
A place where dreams are kings and emotions are queens!

Lyrics

Achilles

Written By: Franck Carducci

part 1 : Troy
Dry and dusty air, unwelcoming land
Souls and bodies everywhere, burning in the sand

Hair floating in the wind, eyes shining like the sun
The sound of pain is lingering, the battle’s only just begun

part 2 : Achilles to Patroclus
All alone, now that you have gone away
I thought you‘d be here to stay
By my side along the way
My only friend, My only family
You meant everything to me
Now I’m down on my knees, I’ll stand by you, I’ll stand by you …

part 3 : Achilles to Hector
This king is not mine! This war is not mine!
Every day and everywhere, I’ll show you how much I care

I’ll be chasing you, always searching for you
Behind your back without cease, you’ll never find no peace

It’s your destiny to be slain by me
Come and see me face to face, the final show must take place … now

This king is not mine! This war is not mine!
But what you have taken away from me is my whole reason to be

part 4 : Achilles to Priam
You came to see me face to face
You kiss my hands, you beg my mercy, plead for my compassion
For now your wish I will embrace
Yes I shall give you back your son
And I’ll stand with my devils surrounding my soul … oh Mother what have I done?

part 5 : Achilles to Thetis
You gave me all you had to give; you taught me how I had to live
I’ve never wondered how you feel with all the pain I’ve caused you

All I ever wanted to be was the strongest in history
My fame and oh my glory I owe it all to you

I lived my whole life just to fight, every day and every night
When things don’t seem to turn out right, I’ll be the first one to get through

I give pain; I give fear
I give death; I give destruction yes I do;

This is the final show of what they’ll call a hero
I’ll cross the sacred river where someone’s expecting me too

Oh the mighty arms of Atlas hold the heavens from the earth
The mighty arms of Atlas hold the heavens … from the earth …

part 6 : Crossing the river Styx

The Quind

Written By: Franck Carducci / Nicolas Gauthier

A Symphony that keeps running through my head
Only the day not the night, because it is maybe a matter of life and dead
A Symphony to survive an illness to escape, to break free,
Avoid to sink in darkness, just trying to be a bird in the blue sky now

Fire and dread have already taken my mind
Layin’ down my brain I will run away to the quind
Ouh-ah to the quind
Ouh-ah to the quind

A Melody that floats on a diamond necklace-ration is rising
Once upon a time a walrus was waving on the wind
A Melody that keeps running through my head
Only the white not the black because it is maybe
The dream of the flying wing

Fire and dread have already taken my mind
Layin’ down my brain I will run away to the quind
Ouh-ah to the quind
Ouh-ah to the quind

Alice's Eerie Dream

Written By: Franck Carducci

You thought this land was just your dream
Looking beyond the wide horizon
You did not fear the wicked queen
Standing across the wild ocean
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so sad

Instead of quenching my desire
‘been searching for you all my life
And if I got as mad as a hatter
T’was the only way I could survive
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so drab

The daydreams of your childhood light
Have now all vanished in the wind
Along your journey through this dark night
You please the lords of the red pimp queen
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so drab

Wake up, you sleepy head …
Wake up, you sleepy head …
It’s time … You’re running late …
Now’s the tea party – Keep your head on
Gotta wake up, gotta wake up, gotta wake up
It’s time for lunch

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
Oh wake up, wake up sleepy head
Where is the Frabjous day my dear?
The Jabberwock with eyes of flame
The vorpal sword has shed no tear
The land is dark but who’s to blame?
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so drab, yeah

You found it hard to understand
What kept you looking for that crown?
But you got lost in Wonderland
And never will I let you down, ‘cause
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so drab

The Last Oddity

Written By: Franck Carducci

Major Tom:
I saw the light shine on me … I felt the night fall on me

Ground Control:
Where are you going? We’re not detecting anything
We all know seeing is believing so where are you now?

Major Tom:
Oh where am I going? It feels like I’m flying and dreaming
I wonder how I am moving across this sky

Ground Control:
How are you feeling? Can you still hear what we are saying?
There’s something wrong you’re receding – Oh do you read us now?

Major Tom:
I feel like I’m drowning beyond the infinite evening
An endless sky’s surrounding dragging me away

A tunnel of time … is dragging me away
Away from the sunshine … away from today
I don’t know where I’m heading … don’t know where I’ll stay
Is it just the beginning … of a brand new day
But I’m feelin’ okay … I’m feelin’ okay …

Ground Control:
Where are you going? How are you feeling? What are you seeing? How are you doing?

Major Tom:
I’m feelin’ okay … I’m feelin’ okay …

I see the light, the night, the dark and the bright
The colors of Heaven, the black and the white
I feel cold as Hell and hot as a fire
I’m younger and older it makes me feel right

Ground Control:
Where are you going? How are you feeling? What are you seeing? How are you doing?

Major Tom:
I call to you across the sky …

Alice's Eerie Dream (Radio Edit)

Written By: Franck Carducci

You thought this land was just your dream
Looking beyond the wide horizon
You did not fear the wicked queen
Standing across the wild ocean
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so sad

Instead of quenching my desire
‘been searching for you all my life
And if I got as mad as a hatter
T’was the only way I could survive
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so drab

The daydreams of your childhood light
Have now all vanished in the wind
Along your journey through this dark night
You please the lords of the red pimp queen
Since I’ve been losing you, my heart’s been so lonely
Since I’ve been losing you, my world’s been so drab

Discography

Oddity [May 2011]

Torn Apart [Jan 2015]