Five Questions With Frank Randazzo

Canadian musician, songwriter, and producer, Frank Randazzo has released his debut solo album, Plug In, Turn On, Play.

The eleven-track instrumental album will please fans of Rock, Blues, and Psychedelia. Check it out below and find out more about Frank in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Hi, my name is Frank Randazzo, best known on the Canadian music scene as bassist for the Juno Award Winners (most promising group) The Leslie Spit Tree-o. I was born and raised in downtown Toronto, in the Little Italy neighborhood. Inspired by my late Father’s Italian Folk music and my older sibling’s vinyl collection, I started gigging around the city at age fifteen and haven’t stopped since. I played in various bands for years including High Noon, Mask Era, Wayward Angel’s and Kenny Brown and the Pervaders, honing my chops on guitar and bass, leading up to my solo effort, Plug In, Turn on, Play.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

My music and writing style is very diverse. Influenced by the likes of Hendrix, Jeff Beck, R&B, Soul, and Roots. My writing style is very eclectic with a cinematic flair.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Since I have played all the instruments, except drums and percussion, I am working on putting a band together to perform, so at the moment no shows are scheduled.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

The song I would choose from my solo recording would be Cat Walk Part 1.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

My current favourite Canadian Artists are The Trews, Arcade Fire and July Talk.

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