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Frankie Spellman

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Frankie Spellman did his first club gig when he was only 8 years old. Playing trombone and singing in his dysfunctional family band. By the time he hit high school, Spellman understood the trombone would not fuel his rock-and-roll dreams so he wisely switched to guitar and focused on song writing. Upon graduating High School, Frankie’s father, (a prominent Boston Surgeon) suggested that Frankie attend tractor trailer driving school. Frankie however, yearned to attend Berklee College of Music. But, as his dad saw it, going to college for music was like going to Italy for a slice of pizza. No necessaryio. Frankie convinced his parents to let him attend Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson Frankie excelled in Film and Fine Arts.

After graduation, Spellman moved to L.A. to become an actor. One day Frankie got his shot at stardom and auditioned for the part of a young Nazi Captain running a concentration camp. When the cast watched Frankie’s playback, tears were flowing. Not because Frankie’s acting was so good, but because everyone found him hysterical. “It’s not that you suck,” the casting director told a dismayed Frankie, “The stuff that comes out of you is just, funny. I think it’s in your eyebrows?” “Oh yeah!” a pissed off Frankie barked back, “ You sick bastards find the holocaust is funny?” That only made the cast and crew laugh harder.

Frankie gave up on acting, moved back east and joined a wedding band. That band was where he got to work with his musical soul mate, Stevie Buzzell. Frankie recalled in a recent interview, “Stevie and I hated most of the songs we had to play. But we still rocked our asses off. I quit after a year. The real magic happened when Stevie and I started writing together.

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  • hobik

    Uh...so besides the times I've listened to his songs, he only has EIGHT plays?!?! Such a shame, he is so much better than most "popular" artists on this site. D:

    11 May 2009 Reply

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