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2017 shaping up busy!

It’s been an eventful past 24 hours:)

East of Eli released its first single off the sophomore EP, ‘Nowhere’, featuring Chyler Leigh, thru People Mag. Gueetars by yours truly. SoundCloud clocks in 15,5K listens in less than a day 🙌🏼
Supergirl’s Chyler Leigh Makes Her Singing Debut on Husband Nathan West’s New Single ‘Nowhere’

We are scheduled for a release party on March 18th at the Troubadour, West Hollywood. Tickets available soon.

And in a different style, our acoustic trio rendition of You’re my World with Engelbert recorded 7K views in 24h on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Scp80sh0lCo

We’re hitting the road on the west coast next week with shows in Riverside CA, San Diego, Wendover NV and Las Vegas.

Here’s to flooding the world with good sounds 🎸💥🎸

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Packed Summer 2016!

Oud pic

2016 started strong, folks! 7 US runs already, 2 Canada runs, 2 international runs (Egypt, Austria). I just got back from Switzerland yesterday and starting on Thursday, I head to Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Singapore). Then Hawaii is on the books, 2 shows on the East Coast, and New Zealand by the end of August… Then at least 3 more US runs by November are already announced! I also have a few very exciting shows in LA with both old and new faces, as well as some solid studio work where I hope to put my mando, oud, bass and other ukuleles to good use.

I wanna thank Godlyke and Carr for recently sending me amazing gear, which I’m still wrapping my head (and fingers) around. Also thanking LsL for my trusty T-Bone who never lets me down, and all my other endorsers who you’ll find on my About page, whose gear makes my job that much better.

Don’t forget to follow me on www.instagram.com/johannfrank, as well as on www.twitter.com/johannfrank for timely updates!

Peace -Johann

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Tour Dates for 2015 Part 2

Royal Albert Hall May 2015

The first half of this year was incredible. 5 US tours under the 2015 belt, and an amazing run in June that took me to Switzerland, England, Israel, Belgium, France, Spain, and last week Chile… I can’t believe I got to play at the Royal Albert Hall for the second time in my career! (picture above). But the second half of the year is here already and I’m very excited to be touring some of my favorite places in the world such as Australia, Asia and South Africa again. I also hope to see you during the 3 US runs we have by October!

 

Sassafras
Hollywood, CA
August 13, 2015
Rising Star Casino
Rising Sun, IN
August 15, 2015
Atlanta Symphony Hall
Atlanta, GA
August 16, 2015
Seton Park
Riverdale, NY
August 18, 2015
St. George Theatre
Staten Island, NY
August 19, 2015
Rialto Square Theatre
Joliet, IL
August 21, 2015
Hard Rock Rocksino
Northfield, OH
August 22, 2015
Silver Legacy Casino
Reno, NV
September 11, 2015
Peppermill Concert Hall
Wendover, NV
September 12, 2015
Turning Stone Resort Casino
Verona, NY
October 01, 2015
Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
Rama, ONTARIO
October 02, 2015
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Mashantucket, CT
October 04, 2015
Mayo Center for the Performing Arts
Morristown, NJ
October 06, 2015
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
October 07, 2015
NYCB Theatre
Westbury, NY
October 09, 2015
Harrahs Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ
October 10, 2015
Crown Theatre
Perth, Australia
October 25, 2015
AEC Theatre
Adelaide, Australia
October 27, 2015
Palais Theatre
Melbourne, Australia
October 29, 2015
State Theatre
Sydney, Australia
October 31, 2015
Jupiters Theatre
Gold Coast, Australia
November 02, 2015
Grand Arena
Cape Town, South Africa
November 21, 2015
Teatro at Montecasino
Johannesburg, South Africa
November 24, 2015
Teatro at Montecasino
Johannesburg, South Africa
November 25, 2015

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New Endorsement

Aguilar

I am proud to be endorsing Aguilar Bass Amplifiers as of December 2014! After years playing bass live and in the studio I decided to step it up a notch and ally with the best in the business – Aguilar make truly amazing gear and it’s an honor to be part of that family. Visit www.aguilaramp.com

With 30+ dates with Engelbert Humperdinck in the first 5 months of 2015 (www.engelbert.com/tour), along with many other endeavors, this New Year is looking great. Also my dear and talented friends Chyler Leigh and Nathan West just released a cover of “Falling Slowly” with arrangements and guitars by yours truly: https://soundcloud.com/westleigh-1/falling-slowly-cover

Stay tuned for more updates and news!

mustang bass

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News May 2014

JF

Hey guys! So far this year has taken me touring all over the USA and Europe; a highlight was rehearsing with the BBC Orchestra for an upcoming performance with Engelbert Humperdinck at the London Palladium. His duet album, “Engelbert Calling“, on which I did some recording and vocal producing work is also out now.

Lulu Gainsbourg‘s album is about to come out. It features exciting duets such as M, and Anne Hathaway! It is an honor to have recorded on all the tracks. The Single is available now here: http://lulugainsbourg.artiste.universalmusic.fr More about this soon.

I have been fortunate to keep working with East of Eli; the EP, which I co-produced, co-wrote recorded and sang on, is out now: https://soundcloud.com/east-of-eli . We are currently in the progress of working on the LP. Our few performances at House of Blues, Boardners (Los Angeles area), Chez André and The SoHo House (New York area) have been a great success and we can’t wait to see where this all leads!

Stay tuned for more updates, in the meantime here is my touring schedule with Engelbert Humperdinck until the rest of the year – more dates with other artists to come soon.

Casino Regina, Regina, SK, Canada, June 11, 2014

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 12, 2014

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 13, 2014

South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC, Canada, June 14, 2014

Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, MI, July 17, 2014

Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, MN, July 18, 2014

Chautauqua Institute Amphitheatre, Chautauqua, NY, August 15, 2014

Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemore, CA, August 28, 2014

Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, NV, August 29, 2014

Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, NV, August 30, 2014,

River Rock Casino, Richmond, BC, Canada, September 12-13, 2014

Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA, September 18, 2014

Morongo Casino Resort, Cabazon, CA, September 19, 2014

Segerstrom kCenter for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA, September 20, 2014

American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA, October 10, 2014

Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY, October 11, 2014

Park Theatre, Cranston, RI, October 12, 2014

Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ, October 14, 2014

The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA, October 15, 2014

The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, October 17, 2014

Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY, November 06, 2014

The State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, November 09, 2014

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