Frank Amanze is a quiet soul who finds his voice through song. This long awaited debut album, Without Regrets, is a collection of story-songs about love lost, love gained, and a “Spoonfed Cassanova”. The instrumentation is simple and open; featuring just six strings and occasionally a piano. The lyrics, however, are dark and complex, describing a variety of characters and images that invite the listener to enter the world of the songwriter. This eclectic mix transcends genres and is accessible to all, from the casual listener to the most discerning. This peaceful CD is one that can be played for relaxation or to set an intimate mood-Without Regrets.

“Frank Amanze’s CD “Without Regrets” winds personally and poetic through guitar and piano based singer/songwriter tunes. Troubadour vocal style with darkly sad and personal lyrics spark the imagination as Amanze disguises regret in melody and message…’Ohio’ is a gem of a tune that begins with lyrics, ‘You can’t feed every bum you meet’…You can’t help but hear narrative reflections ala Springsteen…One of the more lyrical on the record is track 11’s, “It’s Not Me”. Amanze travis-picks as he contemplates, ‘I sat through the worst of what you dished out baby, I’m sorry, it’s not me that calls each night at 2am, and I can’t make you skip a beat, and it’s not me that holds you close while you’re asleep’… Amanze’s tenor-blessed voice soars high in the verses, ‘when she finds herself far away from that place, and she becomes a memory of a drifter lost in space’ in a timbre that gives a Neil Young empathy. And so it ends…The artist leaves the listener without any resolution…in a secret dark place where we relate.” -

Edited by foamanze on 18 May 2008, 21:33

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