Fake Frank was founded by Brown University singer/songwriter Dan Avedis Masotti, great-grandson of Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter George Vaughn Horton. Teaming up with Berklee multi-instrumentalist and Billy Joel Foundation Scholarship recipient Jeremy Kaplan, as well as drummer/percussionist Harrison Kravis, the band released three singles that led to the debut self-titled album in March 2018. Their music has garnered radio play and positive critical feedback, including receipt of The Deli Magazine’s ‘New England Emerging Artist of the Month' in March, 2017. Jazz guitarist Jon Chernack rounds out the four piece lineup, which has played live in New England and the greater NYC area.
Meet Fake Frank
DAN AVEDIS MASOTTI (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) currently studies Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at Brown University, but is most interested in leveraging technology to create an ethical music industry. As a songwriter, he strives to make music that is meaningful. As a performer, Dan also strives to communicate with audiences, tackling subjects such as mental health, social justice, and LGBTQ+ issues. Notable influences include Charles Mingus, David Bowie, and Chadwick Stokes (Dispatch).
HARRISON KRAVIS (Drums/Percussion) is a trained jazz and classical drummer, and has performed professionally in the greater NYC area since he was 12. Notable influences include Buddy Rich, Neil Peart (Rush), and Chad Smith (The Red Hot Chili Peppers).
JEREMY KAPLAN (Bass/Keyboard) is a multi-instrumentalist currently studying at Berklee College of Music. At age 12, Jeremy worked as a side man in community theater pit bands. Eventually, he became music director for entire productions. In August 2017, Billy Joel awarded Jeremy a scholarship (Billy Joel Foundation Scholarship) to further his studies in music at Berklee. Notable influences include Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and Frank Zappa.
JONATHAN CHERNACK (Lead Guitar) is a trained jazz guitarist, but his percussive, latin-influenced melodies introduce a quirky, heavy edge to Fake Frank. Notable influences include Thelonious Monk, Carlos Santana (Santana), and Nels Cline (Wilco).