Andy Frasco, the 27-year old Los Angeles, CA native singer / songwriter / band maestro / entrepreneur / party starter / everyday hustler, and his band of gypsies “The U.N.” have been cited frequently as “Party Blues,” but the band’s musical inspirations and influences run much deeper incorporating elements of Soul, Funk, and Rock as well as tones of Roots, and Americana, creating a much more diverse sound and style that is distinctly Andy Frasco & the U.N.
Frasco’s shows have been described as infectious, entertaining, and feel good. His performances are recognized as orchestrated chaos, inciting frenzied, undeniable good times, dancing, and perhaps even a good ole fashion freak out.
Touring independently across the U.S. and Europe since he was 18 years old, Frasco first got his taste of the music industry managing and promoting bands when he was 16 years old -booking bands like Hello Goodbye, and working with labels such as Drive Thru and Atlantic Records, as well as venues like The Key Club in Hollywood, CA.
Since his start, Frasco has embodied a DIY attitude and work ethic, making the road his home; averaging 200+ dates a year, trekking over 200,000 thousand miles spanning the country dozens of times over, blowing minds and building a loyal following everywhere he goes.
2014 marked a breakout year for Frasco, highlighted by the release of the band’s 3rd full-length studio album Half A Man, a host of high profile festival performances both domestically and overseas, and recognition from national press outlets such as Pollstar, Live For Live Music, and Relix.
Produced by Grammy Award Winning, Charles Goodan, Half A Man received warm praise from press and fans alike, charting in the top 10 of Relix/Jambands.com Radio Chart for nearly 6 months, while the road highlighted featured performances on festivals like Wakarusa, Electric Forrest, and YSMB’s Harvest Festival in the US, and festivals like Zwarte Cross (NL), King’s Day Festival (DE), Bamberg Jazz Festival (DE), Guezenpop Festival (NL), and the COTAI Jazz & Blues Festival in Macau, China.
To date, Andy has shared the stage and performed with artists such as Leon Russell, Galactic, Jackie Greene, Gary Clark Jr, Jakob Dylan, Butch Walker, Deer Tick, John Mayer, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Fishbone, Lukas Nelson, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lettuce and more.
Continuing to build off the success of 2014, Frasco & the U.N. continued to pick up momentum both at home and abroad in 2015 with featured performances at SXSW, Wakarusa, Phases of the Moon, and Backwoods Music Festival in the U.S., as well as Totaal Festival (NL), a return to Zwarte Cross (NL), Open Flair Festival (DE), and Open Air Gross Lindow (DE) overseas.
Amidst another heavy year of touring the band also recorded their 4th full-length studio album, “Happy Bastards”, set for release by Ruf Records on February 26, 2016 with producer Rick Parker (Lord Huron, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Sugarcult).
The Travis Peery Band
From before the time he was born, Travis was exposed to some of the greatest music of all time. While still in the womb, his father (a jazz pianist) would put headphones around his mother’s belly and play him everything from Beethoven to the Rolling Stones. Judging by the kicks of delight that resulted from this earliest of musical educations, his parents could tell that music would become an important part of his life.
He first started playing music as a pre-schooler with music lessons that ranged from hitting bongo drums, to singing, to a few chords on the guitar and piano. His true dedication to music, however, began in college when his roommate brought an acoustic guitar back to their dorm one weekend. Travis quickly rediscovered his love for playing music and shortly thereafter joined the rock group Double Stamp as lead singer and guitarist. The band released their album, “Hand Tighten Only,” in 2008.
A few years later, Travis moved to Los Angeles where he began playing solo shows at local venues and restaurants. In 2010, Travis released his second album entitled “Idea of a Girl,” and in December of 2010, he was named Vocalist of the Month by SingerUniverse.com for his performance of, “The Wrong Girl,” a song that was featured on a popular San Diego radio station that same year. Encouraged by the reception he received, he decided to put a new band together. Since then, Travis along with Matt Paris (drums), Francis Breidenbach (bass), and Zach Stanford (keyboard), have been playing shows at some of the biggest venues in Los Angeles. They are currently promoting their new album, "These Nights," which is now available online through iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.