MF&F to play Local & Legend w/ Bernie Worrell, Steve Kimock

 

Local & Legend Music Festival

Local & Legend Music Festival (2014)

 

MF&F is scheduled to perform at the 2014 Local & Legend Music Festival hosted by the Bernie Worrell Orchestra with special guest Steve Kimock. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 20th, at Vasa Park in Budd Lake, NJ. Mike Frank & Friends will perform at 3:30pm. For more information, please visit www.localandlegend.com

MF&F to play River Horse IPA Launch Party 9/19

We are very happy supporters of New Jersey’s very own River Horse Brewing company here @ Mike Frank & Friends. We are going to be playing the launch party for the Brewery’s brand tasting new IPA that will be in production all year long. This is a ticketed event, and our first show playing at the new location in Ewing NJ. We have been playing events for River Horse since 2010, and are happy to return to a new place, yet the same friendly faces that make such a great tasting brew. Click here for more details on the days event on River Horse’s Web Site. See you on September 19th. If you haven’t tried some of River Horse’s great brews yet, do your self a favor and go get some. They are becoming quite popular in the micro brew community. Cheers!

MF&F return to studio in October 2014 for 3rd Album / Local & Legends Festival September 20th

We are very excited to say we will be starting the production and recording of 7 brand new songs, revisiting some old songs with a new perspective, and diving into some music composed by Mike Panella on this 3rd album. A name has not been decided on yet. October 11th is our start date in the studio, and it is a nice studio. There are some scratch tracks posted on soundcloud.com where you can listen to some new concepts, and also to the 2nd album which never reached duplication but is available for download. We may do a short batch of limited quantity of album #2 and sell it on ITunes soon. You can only listen to “You Take The High Road”  here on Soundcloud for now.

Please stay tuned with our fall winter show line up. We will be setting up some tasty jams and we hope to see you out there. Thanks for all the support this summer, and we will play a final summer show on September 20th at the Local & Legends Festival with Bernie Worrell & Steve Kimock. Lots of other acts will be there. We can’t wait to get these new sounds down and we will debut some new material on Sept 20th Live. Thanks!

-Mike Frank & Friends

Tri-State Indie coverage on Bernie Worrell Orchestra show @ Ardmore Music Hall

Check out a little write up in the Tri-State Indie Music show coverage of the show we played on 7-24-14 at the Ardmore Music Hall in Philly opening for Gent Treadly & The Bernie Worrell Orcestrea.  It was a great night, and we had a little set back with our van situation.  We did what we know how to do best, we improvised a whole set going the semi acoustic route.  Instead of Mike Panella bringing his B3 and Leslie set up, he bought an even more heavy Toy Piano, and a Melodica, Mike Frank and Todd Lanka endured with a acoustic guitar and stand up bass.  Todd also had to have the cello for “Visions” which sounded great, and Mikeo bought a light percussion set up.  Doctor….well, he wasn’t very happy when he heard we made a last minute switch to acoustic, but he still got to play a full drum kit, and we stumbled on to something pretty interesting as we all listened back on the ride home.  Steve-o had a smile after the set.  It just goes to show, that a little improvisation goes a long way, so don’t fret when faced with a van malfunction, just grab acoustics.  Check out the article, and we hope to come back to Philly after we burn a new record this fall!  Have fun and be safe.

http://www.tristateindie.com/coverage-bernie-worrell-orchestra-in-ardmore-pa/

Mike Frank & Friends to play Main Street Musikfest 2014 Aug 9th

We are very happy to say we have made it to the last 5 day count down to Musikfest 2014.  Come see a special 2 hour show on August 9th for free on Main Street Musikfest in Bethlehem Pa from 12-2:30pm!  We are very excited to be here, and can’t wait to see you!  Cheers!

 

MF&F Aug 9 Musikfest 12-2:30pm

Back to Back: MF&F to open for Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ Ardmore Music Hall, Gent Treadly feat. Kenny Brooks (RatDog) @ Sherman Theater

We are happy to announce our return to the Sherman Theater!  July 25th will be a special night and our second night opening for Gent Treadly featuring Kenny Brooks of RatDog.  The night before, July 24th, will be a special night as we open for Gent Treadly, as well as the Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ The Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia!  Get your tickets in advance to save a few bucks! Click the links below for tickets!

Ardmore Music Hall tickets – http://www.ardmoremusic.com/event/549677-gent-treadly-kenny-brooks-ardmore/

Sherman Theater tickets – http://www.shermantheater.com/?e=event&eventId=15842

Watch Mike Frank & Friends perform LIVE on 69-WFMZ

Hey friends, we hope your summer has started on a great note.  Check out our very first TV performance  on 69-WFMZ here in the greater Lehigh Valley.  This was to promote our performance for this summer’s Shawnee Riverfest 3.  Click here to see us play on TV, it’s pretty cool.  They only got two of the three songs.  We also played “Sing it to You”.

Mike Frank & Friends to open for Gent Treadly & BWO in Philladelphia

Hey everyone, we are very happy to be opening this night up down in Philly for Mr. Gent Treadly & Bernie Worrell at the Ardmore Music Hall.  Please for tickets click here.  We hope to see our Philly friends, and we get a chance to open up for a some really great acts.  We go on at 8:00PM.  So if you have to call it early and get home, it won’t be to late!  Just be here! We would like to open here some more!  Such an awesome opportunity and we thank you!  Come support the band!

Mike Frank’s interview on 91.9 WNTI for Shawnee Riverfest 3

Here is a little radio show from 5-30-14 on 91.9 WNTI in conjunction with the 3 annual Shawnee River Festival coming up.  It is in support of the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army on July 13th.  You can listen here to the interview here.  Songs included in this segment are “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” from Bob Dylan, “Sing it to You” & “Land of Free”.  Please find information on this event and how you can attend and contribute here:  http://www.shawneeriverfest.com/.  Thank You to everyone for the recent support, and thanks to Mel, Coffee Coups, and Gil from the River Festival for having such a cool segment and event for us to be a part of.  See you out there!

Listen to “You Take The High Road” Sessions here!

We are setting ourselves up to go back into the studio this summer with the new line up so we can record an all new set of songs.  You can listen to our “You Take The High Road” Sessions  here on Sound Cloud.  Find us on Facebook, and on twitter.  We may release some of these tracks on ITunes some time in the near future.  We have some bigger events on the line coming up.  Stay tuned and be sure to let us know which songs are your favorite from these sessions!  Maybe we can revisit the a favorite or two in this upcoming project.  We are looking to make this not such a long process.  See you soon, and be sure to check out the upcoming shows that we do have booked!  Musikfest is going to be great in August!

 

“Keep on dreaming, cause when you stop dream it’s time to die.” -Blind Melon