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 Boigon on saxes, Tom DeFaria on drums, Chris Johnz on bass, local legend Che Cartafalsa on percussion, and Nichelle Rollins on lead and backup vocals.

"We didn't start out as a Steely Dan tribute band, but everyone realized we were really good at it, and once we started playing tribute shows, our audience really expanded. Now we mix it up with Steely Dan, hits from the 70s, contemperary tunes, and originals." - Carl Franklin

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 Knickerbocker (Westerly, RI)
Sat, April 13th   8 PM (doors open at 7 PM)
Tickets: $15

The Social (New London, CT)
Sat, June 1st   7:30 PM
$10 Cover

Ocean Beach Boardwalk
Fri, July 5th   8 PM
Free with park admission

Dance Country (Gales Ferry, CT) 7th Annual Parking Lot Party!
Sat, Aug 3rd   4 PM - 9 PM
Tickets: $30 in advance. Call 860-941-4479. Includes Music, Food, Dessert, and Country Line Dancing.

Tamarack Lodge
Sat, August 10th   6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
No cover charge

Water's Edge Resort and Spa (Westbrook, CT)
Sat, August 31st   8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
No cover charge

The Social (New London, CT)
Sat, Sept 7th   7:30 PM
$10 Cover

Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun (Uncasville, CT)
Fri, November 1st   8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
No cover charge

The Social (New London, CT)
Sat, Dec 14th   7:30 PM
$10 Cover





Videos

Steely Dan
Aja
YouTube
360 Video
Don't Take me Alive
YouTube
Home at Last
YouTube
Deacon Blues
YouTube
Dirty Work
YouTube
Gaucho
YouTube
Black Cow
YouTube
Caves of Altamira
YouTube
Babylon Sisters
YouTube
My Old School
YouTube
Josie
YouTube
Kid Charlamegne
YouTube
Dr. Wu
YouTube
Green Earrings
YouTube



Originals
New London Blues
YouTube
Chain Reaction
YouTube
with John Scofield!
Groove or Get Out of the Way
YouTube
with John Scofield!
She Won
YouTube
Waiting for the Summer to Come
YouTube
I've Been to the Waters
YouTube



Everything Else
The Thrill is Gone
YouTube
with Jerry Jemmott!
When You Get Back
YouTube
Got to Get you Into my Life
YouTube
Pick Up The Pieces
YouTube
100 Days 100 Nights
YouTube
Big Butter and Egg Man
YouTube
with Doug Woolverton!
Son of a Preacher Man
YouTube
with Jerry Jemmott!
Ain't Nobody
YouTube
Things We Said Today
YouTube
What is Hip
YouTube
I Wish / Superstition
YouTube
Drive My Car!
YouTube
with Doug Woolverton!
I Don't Need No Doctor
YouTube
St. James Infirmary
YouTube
with Steve Sigel!





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


Boogie Groove


False Profit


Big Butter and Egg Man


The Titanic


Time Bomb


Out of your Way




Strange Communication


Strange Communication

Strange Communication is the first album produced by the Franklin Brothers (1999). It was just Carl and Jay at the time. The drummer, chip franklin, who has album credits, is a gag. All of the drums Carl programmed by hand in a MIDI sequencer.


Strange Communcation


Mr. Running Light


The Great Crusade


Toy Boy


Turn on the Light


She Won


Dream Factory


Strawberry Milk


Beauty Here


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Booking

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






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