Thursday, July 12, 2018

Franc Lee - Beauty and Weakness



Lee Has been making wonderful music in Brisbane
for decades and his most recent work is lovely, considered
work and quiet the departure from his electronic past
This EP is worth checking out especially if your
a fan of his earlier work.
Im looking forward to the Album.
I shall hand over to Lee to explain

I am going under the name Franc Lee
and have released an EP called Beauty and Weakness.
It’s available as a digital download and also on CD.
Over the past few decades I have been in numerous bands
and released quite a bit of music.
I always worked collaboratively on those projects and
was always listed under my real name as one of the
writers and performers.
Those projects were almost exclusively electronic based
and this time around I wanted to do things differently.
I wanted to do something that was all mine.
So I invented a new persona and worked in a genre
that was out of my comfort zone – guitar based
Art Rock, Indie Pop.
I wrote the songs by myself and
played all the instruments except drums.
I would have given the drums a go too,
but it would have required a bigger studio space
and more equipment than I have,
so I had to compromise on that point and
get someone else to do it.
I always work best in my own space and time
and so recorded and mixed the songs at home by myself.
The drums were record in Italy
and some in USA and then I just added them to my mix.
I am working towards a full album.
It’s just about finished really
but I wanted to put out the EP first to test the waters
and work out how to connect with listeners.
There is no point putting out an album
is no one is going to hear it.
Connecting with listeners is harder than writing and
recording the music.
It’s something I have no experience in and no real
desire to learn, but hopefully I will muddle my way
through somehow.
If anyone is interested in working with me on
that side of things I would love to hear from them.

The EP can be downloaded for FREE or
CD’s are available to but at
https://handsomemanifesto.bandcamp.com/album/beauty-and-weakness

I also have a facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/FrancLeeSongs



Saturday, April 28, 2018

Rockin for the homeless - Redcliffe Leagues Club, 29/4/2018


It was a fantastic line up for the annual rockin for the homeless
fundraising concert.
Lots of great local talent and great performances
The money raised goes to the breakfast club, a local organization
that provides food and support for the homeless all year
The Rockin for the homeless is organized by Dan Nebe
who also is the lead singer for Team Utopia who also played a
fantastic set on the night
Also Dan is my cousin as those who know me would guess
from the same surname



First up of the bands I saw and I got there about 7.30 and it started
at 3 so there was a lot before, was the band in the pics above
the dirty liars
 They are a punk outfit from Brisbane who put a blistering show








Next up was Sabrina Lawrie and the hunting party described as
rock with psychedelia and dark pop, wonderfully heavy riff laden
it was groovy to say the least.



























After Sabrina was the fast and furious Team Utopia.
These guys have really taken off recently, landed some great gigs
recorded some more great tunes, I've heard them on 4ZzZ at few
times now. They put on a great show last night
and are definitely crowd favs.






Diana Anaid was up next, shes been around a long time now
I remember hearing stuff years ago and thinking she was
very much like Ani Difranco, I didnt get that last night
she has found her own voice and its one of a kind
It was a great performance
Shes playing few shows up here including one at the
milk factory in west end on the 4th of may
and the stones corner festival on the 6th



The headline act was of course a rare unplugged show
from two of the Hoodoo Gurus who put on a great set of
all those Guru favorites.
Around a great night and a signed guitar by the guys went
for almost $3000 raising even more money for the breakfast club