Franck Carducci and his band are about to go on a run of UK dates during this coming week. The progressive rocker and his band are playing London, Cambridge, Liverpool, Newcastle and most pleasingly Glasgow. Yes, a Scottish date to look forward to. They are also on the festival bill at Stourport Fusion Festival. (All dates/venues at bottom of the page!)
The band, who hail from Lyon, France, have a couple of studio albums to enjoy (Oddity from 2011 and Torn Apart from 2015) along with a live one called Tearing The Tour Apart. Their influences are often clear in artists like Genesis and Pink Floyd but they are no copyists, taking those ideas, melodies, attitudes and forging their own creative madness. Believe me there is madness to be found as well as a huge amount of fun, especially in the live arena. They can also rock it out when they want with riffs aplenty! The expression a “rock n roll circus” is pretty accurate and Franck is indeed the “ringmaster“. They obviously agree with the late great Frank Zappa inasmuch as humor does belong in music.
Having had the pleasure of seeing him/them last year in Leicester I can assure anyone who wishes to go will have a night to remember. With a mix of rock, prog and theatre along with an allowance for the band to seemingly break out into other people’s tracks at any point creating merriment all round. In fact, watching their faces you can tell they are having just as much fun as the audience.
This is the first time he is playing cities like Newcastle, Liverpool, and Glasgow and from what he has said to Prog Magazine he is excited to play them. He has also told them that they are working on the recording of a new album so expect a few new songs in the sets as well.
Personally, I can recommend that if you get the chance to get to one of the shows you should. You won’t be disappointed.
March 19 London The Bedford
March 20 Cambridge Portland Arms
March 21 Liverpool Zanzibar
March 22 Newcastle Think Tank
March 23 Glasgow Ivory Blacks
March 24 Fusion Festival (Stourbridge near Birmingham)
There will be a live review as well as an interview coming here at Decibel Geek very soon. Keep watching.