Frank Drew

[Jazz, Easy Listening, Dance]

 
 
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The new single by Frank Drew \
About me:
FRANK DREW LIVE © Don't worry - this won't hurt a bit. FRANK DREW LIVE is an all-original jazz/funk/R&B group that has been performing head-boppin' music since 2003. The group uses computer, digital effects and improvisation to convey the messages in their songs; this also gives them the freedom of flexibility. Even though fans are familiar with the main tunes and structure in the over 60 songs they perform, FRANK DREW LIVE"stretches out" from the skeleton of the music in unique ways. The improvisation style and signature sound of sax and violin put them in a modern jazz category. But as the group "stretches out" other styles emerge. The smooth, melismatic vocals recall the intimate sound of R&B and Smooth Jazz. The foot-stomping bass, drums and multi-rhythmic hand percussion remind one of Old-School and Funk. In the North Mississippi River area of the Quad-Cities, where Blues and Bix Beiderbeck are king, FRANK DREW has found the music scene in their home town a tough nut to crack. But they have cracked that nut with a vengeance, performing for everyone from school children to the Swing crowd, teenagers to baby-boomers; Summer Festivals to dance clubs to martini bars and everywhere in-between. Frank Drew is a Quad-City area saxophonist who also performs on many other instruments. Originally from Springfield, IL as ‘Funky Me,' Frank combines his imaginative writing style, energetic playing and Funk influence to help create a unique music experience for his listeners. He has composed hundreds of original pieces of music and arranged many others. His natural ability on other instruments has helped him to write lines of music that sound "real" for those instruments. Frank has performed with countless Jazz, Blues and Rock cover bands. Like a chameleon, his saxaphone took the shape of the music. But, he had no room for experimentation. Now, his playing style and techniques are even more diverse while performing his own music. His playing is clean but courageous, as he is not afraid to push the boundaries of his instrument. He makes the saxaphone (and occasionally the flute) laugh, talk, cry and rejoice. Even though it is a popular saying that "Sex Sells," FRANK DREW doesn't try to go there. They retain their integrity while entertaining and try to create a fun and positive atmosphere. This group is serious - about having fun and communicating with their audiences. Obviously, for FRANK DREW, fear is no factor.
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Cynthia
Cynthia says:
{ 12-31-2013 23:53 }
Quad City Swag: love it!
Cynthia
Cynthia says:
{ 08-05-2013 22:51 }
Walkin Tall really nice!
C.B.Cane
C.B.Cane says:
{ 03-21-2013 01:28 }
Smooth 5\'s for real stop by if you can love it just love it!!!
jpayne
jpayne says:
{ 03-29-2012 14:14 }
Smmoooooth, "oooh love, Old School, Touch of Love" and real easy listening. OK! I'll buy a copy.
Frank Drew
{ 03-24-2012 00:47 }
Love you all,check out my new website.www.frankdrew.webs.com God Bless
Cynthia
Cynthia says:
{ 03-05-2012 21:21 }
Lovely as an ocean breeze on a Hotttt day. Frank Drew!!!!
Natahlie
Natahlie says:
{ 02-15-2012 13:26 }
Lovely music! Thank you for your support. You got my 5 star vote! I wish you abundant blessings!:=)
ROBS BASS CAFE!
{ 02-15-2012 04:27 }
Great work Frank, positive vibes indeed. Keep it up! 55555-55555 from Rob, Belgium
Trevor James
{ 02-14-2012 12:14 }
excellent showcase - wishing you loads of success in the future - big big 5 from me
Frank Drew
{ 01-21-2012 20:09 }
Hi I'M Frank Drew to my Fans my new CD is out and ready for download please go to www.reverbnation.com and download a song or two Thank You and God Bless
Cynthia
Cynthia says:
{ 11-30-2011 18:52 }
Funk,Jazz, and a whole lot of love...5555!
Frank Drew
{ 11-30-2011 01:15 }
Hi everybody I am working on a new CD that should be ready by Feb/2012.I also like to Thank You for your support God Bless and keep your dream'sssss alive seeya.
DJ Jabbawokee
{ 01-12-2011 03:42 }
Astonishingly riveting ! A easy 5 sir ,:) Epic arrangements . Could Listen All Day :)Thanks
C.B.Cane
C.B.Cane says:
{ 01-11-2011 21:25 }
I like "OBAMA"!!!!
C.B.Cane
C.B.Cane says:
{ 01-11-2011 21:23 }
All I can say is yes sir and God bless. That is music for the soul if there ever was any. I love this sound, smooth, stirring and solid. 5 ALL DAY! Stop by when you can, if you can. Much love you you and your gift; C.B.Cane
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 01-11-2011 02:22 }
Thank you My New Friend! DJ
Col. Joe Austin (M.I.A. Vietnam Hero)
{ 01-10-2011 20:14 }
#5 Vote & 5 Stars for all your Wonderful and Beautiful Compositions!Welcome to SYMS and Hope your Year is the Best Ever!
Natahlie
Natahlie says:
{ 12-28-2010 18:44 }
Thank you, will keep in touch:=)
Natahlie
Natahlie says:
{ 12-27-2010 19:55 }
Funky, hip, jazz and slick music compositions. 5 stars! I love the vocalists too. I enjoy your showcase. I hope you enjoy my music. Take care and God Bless:=)
jpayne
jpayne says:
{ 12-27-2010 08:56 }
My kind of music, Awesome! 55555555
ROBS BASS CAFE!
{ 12-02-2010 07:50 }
55555 for your beautiful music! Rob, Belgium
Dash Too
Dash Too says:
{ 11-23-2010 19:36 }
what a Great Selection of Enjoyable high standard songs & music from first notes one New they were in for a Treat Love so many of UR Ideas Great music; leaving a 5 ;
Bruce Riley
{ 11-23-2010 09:04 }
WELCOME TO SYM. NICE JOB YOUR DOING. RATE U 555's FROM ME. BEST LUCK, AND HOLLA BACK AT ME. THANKS...BRUCE