FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
"Often Emulated Never Imitated"
During the Bicentennial Celebration that
the city of Erie Pennsylvania enjoyed in 1995, local musician Frank Singer
was commissioned by the City leaders to build a piece of music. Singer's
response was a classical work he called
Generations - a haunting and beautiful structure that awakens the
listener's other 4 senses. Drawing images in the mind's eye of a time gone
by, this is music that moves.
But why stop there? Have you heard
Frank's Hip-Hop "Black Man Undercover"? Or
have you been in a room full of young revolutionaries bouncing up and down
while Singer raps about the hypocrisy of drug laws? This is a guy who can
hang in any crowd. And from a musical stand point this is the stuff that
separates the men from the boys. As a member of the world music ensemble
One World Tribe, Singer has had his creative
hand in some of the band's finest originals including "Who Gets the
Money", "Go Forward", "Rio", and a stellar masterpiece "Unity
and Diversity" which won The John
Lennon songwriting competition. One of his nicknames among the Tribe
family is "The Brain".
In the jazz surroundings of
Cat's A Bear,
Off The Top - a CD of
standards - Singer shines his brightest. Odd meters, unconventional
phrasing, and reoccurring surprises around most corners make Singer's work
popular among fellow musicians - often emulated never imitated. In
his recent body of work there is literally something for anyone on your
Christmas list - save the deaf but he's working on that.
Author: Presque Isle State Park - A Scenic Tour of the Peninsula
Musician: One World Tribe, Plato's Cave, The Jokermen
Promoter: Grape Jam, Parliament Funkadeliks at Warner Theater