ANDY FRASCO & THE U.N.
An energetic showman who delivers a passionate fusion of rock, rhythm & blues, ska, and vintage soul, Andy Frasco is a native Californian who moved from the business side of music to taking the stage. Frasco developed a passion for music when he was a teenager, and at the age of 15 he began working for an independent record label, Drive-Thru Records. Frasco later moved on to road managing the band Hello Goodbye and working for Atlantic Records. However, at 18, Frasco saw a Damien Rice concert that inspired him to take up performing. Frasco taught himself to play piano, and by 2007 he’d formed a band, Andy Frasco & the U.N. Featuring Frasco on lead vocals and keyboards, Shawn Eckels on guitar, Ernie Chang on sax, and a revolving cast of players filling out the rhythm section, the group soon earned a passionate following for Frasco’s dynamic performances, the group’s engaging, uptempo music, and their energetic interaction with the audience. By 2010, Frasco & the U.N. had released their first album, Love, You’re Just Too Expensive, and took on a punishing touring schedule, playing 200 dates a year. In between crisscrossing the country, playing clubs, theaters, and festivals, Frasco continued to release studio albums, including 2013’s Just a Good Ole Time, 2014’s Half a Man, and 2016’s Happy Bastards. In 2017, Frasco & the U.N. documented the sound of their raucous live show on the album Songs from the Road.