Franck Carducci, a multi-instrumentalist (bass, piano, guitar, drums, etc.) rose in a family where music is a way of life.
Franck produced his first melody on the keyboard of an organ at age 5.
He'll always remain attached to this instrument, specifically the Hammond B3.
He proceeds to learn the guitar - mastering Chuck Berry and Elvis' ‘Rock 'n' Roll’ by age 11.
At 14, Franck discovers The Beatles and joins his first rock band.
He literally "falls into" Pink-Floyd after attending a concert at age 15.
Little by little, he strives towards a music that, while still being accessible, is also structurally more complex with different atmospheres.
The discovery of Genesis at age 17 embedded progressive rock into his heart and his soul. This experience came to define his passion for a music that's both very rock and very atmospheric or psychedelic. That's when he purchased his first 12 string guitar, an instrument of which he is quite fond.
As Franck’s musical life progressed, he took the opportunity to learn both the bass and drums providing an in depth understanding of the various instruments involved in a classic rock band. The culmination of those experiences gives him the ability to create the various arrangements to the songs he has created.
Franck Carducci doesn't have or need a primary instrument. He is usually found playing bass in various bands because it is, according to Franck, ‘the most interesting instrument within a band, linking rhythm and melodies’.
Between the ages of 20 and 30, he played with upwards of 20 different bands whose genres range from folk-song to rock via funk, blues or country-music.
During this time, Franck was involved in the recording of 15 different albums,
including 2 with French female folk singer Yanne Matis with whom he toured with throughout Europe.
This tour saw Franck opening for musicians such as Murray Head, Bill Wyman, and Albert Lee.
In 2008, Franck moves to Amsterdam where he gets into the local scene and performs regularly in the famous clubs of the city.
He participates in several bands with styles varying between funk, soul, pop and rock music.
Then in 2010, a dream comes true: Franck opens a gig for one of his heroes, Steve Hackett (Genesis).
Steve watches the concert from backstage
and would come to congratulate Franck in the dressing-room before going onstage himself.
Some days later, a discussion with Steve will convince Franck to focus on producing his own solo album.
The goal was to produce a genuine album, of his own, without concessions but being sincere.
And there was ODDITY.
Through mixing styles and entangling sounds of Mellotrons, 12 string guitars, Hammond organ, and many others, the creation was born.
Enjoy the ride as this album takes you through imaginary tales of unlikely characters inspired by English literature and Greek mythology.
From Stanley Kubrick to The Beatles, ODDITY proposes a journey through history while providing a clear, homogeneous and modern sound.
The recording of this opus was made possible by a number of Franck’s musical acquaintances amongst whom “special guests” include John Hackett, Larry Crockett, Phildas ૐ Bhakta and Yanne Matis.
This album which, even prior to its release has been warmly welcomed by critics, allowed Franck, backed-up by a passionate and professional band to tour throughout Europe.
The success of ODDITY and the ODDITY-TOUR naturally led Franck to release a second album – TORN APART – in which one of the highlights is the special guest participation of his mentor, Steve Hackett.
This new album will give Franck the opportunity to share his vision and let others discover the fantasy world within. The « Tearing the Tour Apart » hit the road in Europe and Franck reinforced his show as one of the most irresistible in the rock scene. 2017 saw the release of a live DVD/BluRay of the tour, which, after about 100 dates, ended with a standing ovation on stage of the Loreley « Night of the Prog » festival in front of 6000 people.
Carducci, as Master of Ceremonies, leads his Rock 'n Roll Circus where each of his players embodies a side of his music. Who can explain how a 12 string guitar extra neck would be added to a bass guitar, how a powerful guitar riff would go with a hot belly dance, or a Mellotron solo would end up in a duel with a didgeridoo? Who can also explain how Achilles, guitar and sword in hand, would kidnap a sensual Alice from her Wonderland?
However, let them pick you up and take you in the palm of their hands – you won’t want to leave until the very last note of the concert.
Your senses will not be given a second of rest while these characters take you to a place where dreams are kings, emotions are queens and musical genres are crossed with no borders.
September 2017 was the start of « On The Road to Nowhere » where the band began to experiment and develop live their new songs in progress.
Immerse yourself into the spectacle and let yourself go as you embark on a journey into a colourful, flamboyant and fun musical universe, which is open and accessible to all.