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Uncle Frank


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    Your Man
  2. 2.
    Big Brother
  3. 3.
    Mr Bushwick - Bossa Version
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    Step Into My Room
  5. 5.
    Love Lion
Multi-instrumentalists and producers Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi from Leicester, UK are the founding members of Uncle Frank.
Frank touring the world many times as one third of the Fun Lovin' Criminals since 2003, establishing himself as a fan favourite whilst Naim Cortazzi spent much of the 00's on the road with Happy Mondays, Beverley Knight and Merz as a roadie.
Frank and Naim set about making their own music first under the guise of Fatal Star making luscious love songs and finally in the guise of Uncle Frank, a heady mix of soul, funk and rock n roll. The band were soon UK festival favourites with show stealing live performances, getting signed by MITA records in 2014. Drummer Junior B (aka Massappeals) and bassist Luke Kool completed the live line up.
Touring with the legendary Ali Campbell of UB40 in the USA. Frank and Fast of Fun Lovin' Criminals with Naim on guitar created Radio Riddler, a reggae tribute to Prince, 'Purple Reggae' featuring collaborations with Sinéad O'Connor, Madness, Citizen Cope, Beverley Knight.
The release of 2017s Love Lion album saw Uncle Frank's profile rocket, live shows with with Reef, national radio support from Craig Charles’ BBC6 Music Funk and Soul Show and performing at sold out gigs throughout the UK with The Allergies.
Uncle Frank's self produced music is mixed by Grammy Award winning mixer and producer Tim Latham (A Tribe Called Quest, Hamilton, De La Soul, The Rolling Stones). Uncle Frank’s 3rd album will be released in 2018.


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