The frankie2tone Band

The frankie2tone Band

John Michael Burns "JB" – Drums & Vocals

It would seem that he was destined to play the drums, for in their youths his Dad was a big band drummer and his Mom was a jazz and tap dancer, so I guess you could say he was born with rhythm in his blood. Drumming on everything around the house from an early age, his mom bought him his first drum set when he was 15 and the rest is history! Since those early days he's held the drum seat in 14 different working bands of various genres playing nightclubs, weddings, concerts and private events all over the northeast. In addition he has played on 22 recording sessions laying down the groove and in some cases assuming the role of producer, composer and singer.

Frank Davis – Bass

Frank started out playing guitar but later found out that playing bass was more suited for his personality and loved just sitting back and giving the rhythm section the deepest pocket possible. And for this reason, for 15 years prior to settling with a family, he toured all over the east coast and the mid sections of the United States in band called “Freebird” from the 1980’s into the 90’s. Furthermore, Frank has performed alongside blues artists such as Paul Gabriel and more. Now vocationally settled in 2013, he has regained the itch for playing live music and is deeply inspired from blues rooted music.

Frank “frankie2tone” Ngo – Guitar & Vocals

Born in Orleans France in 1980, Frank had a love and appreciation of music at an early age. His Dad's versatile vinyl collection had him listening to the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, Lionel Richie and many more. Upon relocating to the United States in his adolescent years, the same trend continued.
At 17 years old, a family friend introduced him to Stevie Ray Vaughan, which sparked an in- depth research and discovery of the key reputable artists in Blues music. For Frank, an acoustic guitar was always around the house available to pick up and noodle on. But the music of SRV had such an impact on him that it became a necessity to enter a vivid pursuit in guitar virtuosity and the ability to communicate and express one self on an instrument.
In his early 20's, Frank acquired his first electric guitar and began teaching himself to play by listening to all the blues records and imitating what was recorded while attending local venues in Connecticut to hear national acts play. Teaching tennis to Lucky Peterson's booking agent's daughter turned into a visit with him in the recording studio. There he received a brief education on what it meant to improvise from the heart. Later on, he was invited to play on stage for the first time with Lucky Peterson's band. From that moment on, there was no looking back.

Frank became a local fixture at Connecticut's best open mics earning respect from fellow musicians and audiences alike. In his extremely short adventure as a musician, Frank has performed in many of Connecticut's most recognizable blues venues such as Black Eyed Sally's even expanding to Greenwich Village's popular club in New York City The Bitter End. As a session artist, he is currently working on his all original debut CD to be released late in 2013.

Sean Uliasz – Keyboards

Sean Uliasz is a 22-year old pianist/keyboardist from Southwick, Massachusetts. He is currently the music director at Easthampton High School, where he directs the concert band and chorus. In May 2013, Sean graduated summa cum laude from Westfield State University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Sean has had a great deal of performance experience in both jazz and classical settings. Most recently, he performed as a first place winner for the Crescendo International Piano Competition at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In addition, Sean is a part time organist at Our Lady of the Lake Church in Southwick and provides piano music for various restaurants and venues in the Western Massachusetts and Connecticut region.

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