Risqué Holiday
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SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

My name is Frankie Sterling and I’m currently one-half of a rock duet called Risqué Holiday. I‘m the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and primary songwriter, and my partner in crime is John Marshall (bass/harmonica). We are currently looking for a drummer (vocal ability is a bonus) to join us as we get back on our feet.

We were formerly part of a 5-piece rock/pop/blues-influenced band based in Taunton, MA and formed in 2019. We made healthy musical progress and gained a small following within months of forming. We even managed to play our first and only show to date—which was very well received—until the other 3 members lost hope and abruptly left the band when the pandemic struck. Despite the upset, we decided to continue on and make music in a limited capacity until we rebuild the band.

Between John and myself, we have a wide breadth of musical influences across virtually every genre of music, classifiable or not. We are very enthusiastic about musical experimentation, particularly the use of exotic and unusual musical instruments to make whatever awesome sound we can. So far, most of our recorded material is mostly rock-oriented, but many of our demos are representative of a different musical direction that we’ve since evolved from. We still have countless riffs, lyrics, melodies, and chord progressions that we’re dyin’ to bring to life. I currently write most of the music, but what really matters most to us is that we can share ideas and create something great together, and have a sense of unity. To give you some perspective into my personal tastes, some major influences on my singing include Freddie Mercury, Jim Morrison, Karen Carpenter, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, and Ronnie James Dio.

Where inspiration comes from makes no difference to us; the only thing that matters to us is making music that's genuine. We believe following a structure/established way of making music creates boundaries, and music should have no limitation.

Life has been hell, lately, but we’re still determined to make it big and someday play shows all over the world, and we’re looking a drummer who shares the same aspiration and won’t settle for anything less. We’re quite serious about making some magic happen, but at the end of the day, we still want to enjoy what we do and maybe make some good friends along the way. We both have transportation and plenty of cargo space for playing gigs.

Music is our lives and we don’t have enough of it to waste time with people who don't share the same passion and dedication. Give us a shout and let us know if this is something you'd dig.

Most of our recorded material were demos that we recorded ourselves, but we’d like to eventually record our music in a professional studio.

Check us out: -
s://m./risqueholiday/
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Screen name:
Risqueholiday
Member since:
Nov 03 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
26 years

Influences

Queen
Elton John
The Doors
K.C and The Sunshine Band
Dio
Van Halen
Lana Del Rey
Jamiroquai
Sinatra
The Carpenters
Ray Charles
Earth, Wind, & Fire
Pink Floyd

Members Of Band

Frankie Sterling (Vocals, Keys)
John Marshall (Bass/Harmonica)

EQUIPMENT

Shure and Rode microphones
PAs
Several Amps
Countless Keyboards (including a Roland RD-800)
MacBook (demo recording)