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DWC #877: Frank Secich + Just Patrice + More "Acoustic" Kicks

The Finsbury Pub
336 Green Lanes
N4 1BY London

Frank Secich is one of those musicians with a prolific career who has stayed a bit under the radar despite a brilliant songbook and many faithful fans.

He started in the '60s with his band Blue Ash who were signed by Mercury records in 1973, the same year that the New York Dolls were. He met Stiv Bators as a teenager in Cleveland and, when Stiv was asked by BOMP! records to record a solo album, Stiv brought Frank to LA to help. Frank was listed as Jeff Jones for contractual reasons! They lived, wrote songs, and recorded together for a couple of years and were known as The Gutter Twins.

The name of the album "Disconnected" comes from one of Frank's songs, “Million Miles Away“. The album and its singles is a collection of gems written mostly by Frank and Stiv, but the band all provided songs and included a couple of covers “It's Cold Outside“ and “Too Much To Dream". After Stiv moved to England to start The Wanderers, Frank started Club Wow with Jimmy Zero and produced The Infidels. He had to stop to care for his family but when he started another band, Deadbeat Poets, in the start of the century they ended up having three songs nominated as "Coolest Song in the World" by Little Steven.

Frank is coming for a solo tour of the UK in May and will play - for the first time ever - the entire album "Disconnected" and its singles on his 12-string for a special Dirty Water Club night. The Danny Garcia movie “Stiv “ was released this March in London and has six of Frank's songs in the soundtrack including “Don't Go Away“ that he wrote with Jimmy Zero and was the last song ever recorded by Stiv Bators (in Paris with Dee Dee Ramone and Johnny Thunders). So with such a pedigree you'll be a fool not to come for a fantastic night by a true legend.

Main support is London's own under-the-radar legend, Patrice Picard with his band Raw Fun.

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