“Their music is fun and something I would want to hear live. The vibes are loose and encourage a good time in a Vampire Weekend type of way... the sound is undeniably catchy and well written.”
Self-described as Eclectic Alternative and Retro-vibe, indie artist Fake Frank has many influences, including Chick Corea, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Mac Demarco. Accordingly, the music is characterized by complex drum patterns, melodic bass-lines, percussive guitar tones, quirky synth lines, and powerful mid-ranged vocals. The lyrical content is particularly poignant, tackling subjects such as queer identity, substance abuse, and the current political climate.
Fake Frank was founded by multi-instrumentalist and Brown University student Dan Avedis Masotti in 2016. Teaming up with Berklee student 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 the NYC area.