Fake Frank was founded by singer/songwriter Dan Avedis Masotti, great-grandson of Nashville Hall of Famer George Vaughn Horton. Teaming with bassist Jeremy Kaplan and percussionist Harrison Kravis, the band released its debut self-titled album in 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'. Guitarist Jon Chernack completes the four-piece lineup, which has energized audiences in New England and the greater NYC area.
Meet Fake Frank
DAN AVEDIS MASOTTI (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar) currently studies Applied Mathematics at Brown University, and is most interested in leveraging technology to create an ethical music industry. As a songwriter, he strives to make music that is meaningful. Notable influences include Charles Mingus, David Bowie, and Eddie Vedder.
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, and Chad Smith.
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, and Nels Cline.