Franklin Brothers Band

About the Franklin Brothers Band

Hailing from New London, CT, the Franklin Brothers Band consists of brothers Jay Franklin (keyboards and vocals) and Carl Franklin (guitars and vocals) alongside a killer line-up of impeccable local musicians. The current configuration includes Dave Cafro on trumpet, Rob Funk on trombone, Cedric Mayfield and Gary Boigen on saxes, Tom DaFaria on drums, Nick Cancelmo on bass, local legend Che Cartafalsa on percussion, and Nichelle Rollins on lead and backup vocals.

The music is all about the groove. Just listen.

In the press:

"Sophisticated, polished, intelligent pop music. If you were separating the genetic twine of their music, you'd find cellular imprints of Steely Dan, Toy Matinee, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Toto along with a sneaky, evocative dash of New Orleans seasoning."
- Rick Koster, Peter Huoppi. The New London Day

"The Franklin Brothers blend big production pop; ala Billy Joel's piano soaked soul, with the rootsy rock n' roll sounds of bands like The Eagles. The songs are clean, crisp and clear and completely inoffensive to the ears. This is an exercise in song craft and musicianship not of pushing sonic boundaries."
- Adam Wujtewicz. Wailing City

"Had I heard this disc [Been a While] in 2013 (the year it was released) it might very well have made my 'best of the year' list. It’s that good."
- - G. W. Hill, Music Street Live.

"I don't do as many sideman dates anymore. But Carl's funk/jazz/pop stuff is interesting to me. He's really good, and the guys in his band are really good."
- John Scofield, quoted in New London Day




Schedule

The Phoenix (Pawcatuck)
Saturday, July 31   Time TBA

Strange Brew Pub (Norwich)
Wednesday, August 11   Time TBA
Featuring Amie Coffey!

The Phoenix (Pawcatuck)
Saturday, August 28   Time TBA

The Phoenix (Pawcatuck)
Saturday, September 25   Time TBA

The Social (New London)
Saturday, October 23   Time TBA





Videos

                                             



Audio

Lifeboat to Nowhere

Lifeboat To Nowhere

Lifeboat to Nowhere is the Franklin Brothers' second release. Taking 10 years to complete, this is a work of art by brothers Jay and Carl Franklin.


New London Blues


No Time To Live


I've Been to the Waters


Rue Marie


Spineless Blues


Adrift


She Won


Her Ringtone


Sleeping


State Street Jam
BeenAWhile

Been a While

Been a While is Carl Franklin's solo album, which includes a track with the Franklin Brothers Band: Chain Reaction, also featuring John Scofield on guitar.



Waiting for the Summer to Come


Drive my Car


Chain Reaction
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Boogie Groove
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False Profit
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Big Butter and Egg Man
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The Titanic
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Time Bomb
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Out of your Way
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Booking

To inquire about booking the Franklin Brothers Band, please send email to carl@pwop.com.






Copyright 2016 by Franklin Brothers.


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