Frank Bango

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Frank Bango
Background information
Origin New York
Genres Singer-songwriter
Occupation(s) Musician, vocalist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 17
Labels Sincere Recordings
Associated acts The Magic Fingers, Richy Vesecky, Simone White
Website www.frankbango.com

Frank Bango is a New York–based singer-songwriter with five albums to his name, most recently Touchy/Feely (2013). When touring he is backed by a collective of musicians known as The Magic Fingers. He co-writes his songs with songwriter Richy Vesecky. In 2007 he was diagnosed with Hodgkins' Lymphoma but has been in remission for six years.[1]

Influences

Bango has been compared to Elvis Costello, a comparison he initially was uncomfortable with but has since accepted. "I can see why people spot the influence but I think there are some others that, to me seem just as obvious. But if people hear Costello that's A OK with me. I used to get worried about that but after trying to fight it for years I just decided that he was a bona fide influence". He also acknowledges the influence of Brian Wilson, Ray Davies and Charlie Rich and Jonathan Richman.[2]

Discography

  • I Set Myself on Fire Today (1994)
  • Fugitive Girls (1998)
  • The Unstudied Sea (2002)
  • The Sweet Songs of Decay (2008)
  • Touchy/Feely (2013)

References

  1. ^ "Frank Bango Sings Sweet Songs Of Decay", Obscured Sound, (2008)
  2. ^ Bertino, Marie. "Frank Bango and the Magic Fingers" The Deli Magazine, 2004.

External links

  • Official Website


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