It is difficult to categorize Frankly Speaking into any one or even three genres. The sounds Jordon Frank produce range from punk vocal to acoustic guitar, and everything in between. He has lately incorporated rap sets into his live shows, which comes easy to him, since he writes all of his own lyrics. Frankly Speaking describes his sound as a combination of Coldplay, All American Rejects, and Counting Crows, with some piano pop rock in the mix. Listeners may appreciate the rarity that no two songs sound alike on his current album. This Los Angeles transplant hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been well received since then. His current album, “Edit, Undo” debuted in June of 2007 and contains the track, “Wasting All My Time.” This track was not only included in two CD compilations, but was also nominated for “best punk vocal” at the L.A. Music Awards. These accolades are well deserved, as this singer/songwriter has worked vigorously to develop his musical skills, not only creatively, but instrumentally as well. He learned to play the piano at the age of eight, and has been playing ever since. Frank made the transition from just playing the piano to humming, and eventually singing and playing at the same time. He has also taught himself to play the guitar in one year. Frank’s musically inclined nature prompted him to major in music, and focus on vocals at Rollins College. He was involved in various choirs from high school, so the transition to singing in college choirs was easy. Frankly Speaking’s various mediums of expression range from playing the piano, the guitar, singing, songwriting and rapping; providing a great range and likelihood of connecting to his listeners. “If you can paint a picture good enough to show your listeners exactly what you were feeling/thinking when you wrote or recorded the song, then you really have something.” Frank has been writing music since high school, and has honed his distinctive style into what it is today. Frankly Speaking is currently recording his second album, “The Death of Chivalry,” which is due out by midsummer of 2008. His tracks are available for purchase on iTunes and CDbaby.com. Check out Frankly Speaking at myspace.com/jordonschneider.
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