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*Soundtrack provided by Jenny Franck for ’12 by Mahvrick’ video

BIO:
With an ever growing passion for freedom of self-expression, Jenny Franck is a rising star in an industry otherwise geared towards artist manufacturing.  Her love of rhythm first begin with poetic, lyrical influences ranging from authors like Theodor Seuss Geisel & Shel Silverstein; Edgar Allen Poe to Sylvia Plath; Hunter S Thompson to Leonard Cohen.  Her love for writing music started with the piano, evolving to guitar. Her signature sound is heavy, with a twist of grunge and a voice that captures the soul. Her inspirations have influenced her direction. They are rooted from artists like Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Elliott Smith, and Alice in Chains. Her evolution has been personal, musical, and spiritual, in developing her writing along with her collaborative efforts. The passion you hear through her music is done like no other, delivering her life’s events and emotions with such intelligence and grace. She says it in style each and every time through some of the best grunge/punk/rock music on the planet.

One could clearly identify her growth from her very first commercially released EP (2005) entitled “Nothing Girl”. This was followed by her self-titled EP, self-released in 2009. Her “Unplugged” EP self-released in 2011 went through the same process. The contrast from one to the other is inspiring to say the least. Her growth is palatable as her music begins to change its form, as we are constantly in a state of motion. It’s a natural progression that Franck has perfected to her audience’s delight.

Jenny Franck’s Latest project, “Beautiful Lies” produced by Jaben Pennell (he co-produced, mixed and played on the theme song on Jackie Chan’s latest movie, CZ12).  The first single off the album, (Dark Star Records and Sony Music) entitled “Black Crows”, with Michael James (Producer/Mixer/Guitarist, New Radicals, Edwin McCain, Hole, A.J. Croce and founder of IndieProMix) on lead guitar, is one of her songs that tap into a serious, dark place. Lyrically, it is representative of the overall mood of this CD. The fusion of acoustics, electronics and its dark undertone is one of many powerful moments of this song. Shortly after the single was released, her lyric video for Black Crows rapidly climbed to the #1 most popular video in the nation at NME Magazine.

Since the release of Beautiful Lies, it has peaked in the top 5 indie charts, along with making it’s way into several movie and film soundtracks.  Franck was also most recently considered for a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and Best Rock Song of the Year.

Franck continues to develop her place in the music industry while still able to maintain the independence and freedom that allows an artist to grow.  With 5 album releases, Grammy consideration, and major label distribution; the industry is thoughtfully digesting this self-made songwriter’s style.  Most appealing to a new generation of artistic innovation, Franck’s actions seem to make it impossible to pigeon-hole into one genre other than the indie marketplace.  As audiences are following her journey from the very beginning to her life today; they not only embrace her music, but also her fresh ideas.  Her supporters welcome her and continue to allow her to take them in all directions.

 

VENUES PLAYED:
Abbey Pub
Acoustic Cafe
America’s Historic Roundhouse
Anonapalooza Family Summerfest
Beckets Public House
Bikini Bottom
Chord On Blues
City Winery
Double Door
Elbo Room
Goose Island-Wrigleyville
Grizzlies
Hard Rock Cafe-Chicago
House of Blues
The Frequency
The House Cafe
The Looney Bin
Indie Coffee
Lincolnwood Mall
Mad Maggies
Malta Days Festival
Metro
New York Slices
Otto’s Nightclub
Penny Road Pub
Red Line Tap
Risque Cafe
Rock Island Cafe
Saki Records
Shanahan’s
Silvies Lounge
Stage Bar
Taste of Pebblewood Plaza
Uncommon Ground-Wrigleyville
U.S. Beer
Val’s Halla Records

WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK ABOUT JENNY FRANCK:
“Jenny’s unique style captivates you from the first note to the last strum. Jenny’s an infinitely talented singer/songwriter who’s fearless, genuine, refreshing, worldly. Jenny Franck has the raw talent of a Jewel, with more passion…the passion of a Liz Phair, but with a better voice. Her voice has the sheer beauty of a Natalie Merchant, but with a much edgier sound; the edge of Alanis Morrisette but without all the man-hating bitterness. I’m sure you’ll agree with my belief that Jenny Franck is going places!” Mike Noonan (96.7 Will Rock, WLLI Radio)

“I have such a deep appreciation for Jenny Franck and her music.  Her songs reach out and touch your very soul.” -Jeffrey A Swanson (President of Dark Star Records)

“Jenny Franck’s new hit song ‘Black Crows’ was a perfect fit for our new feature film (Jezebeth 2 Hour of the Gun).  So we included it in the movie and as part of the motion picture soundtrack. Jenny Franck is a superstar in the making.” -Damien Dante (Director/Producer/Writer/Co-Creator of the vampire western movie franchise Jezebeth.

“It was a pleasure working with Jenny Franck. Her professional approach to promoting a show, as well as her talent and easy going nature is unmatched. I look forward to working with Jenny in the future!” -Patrick Scully (CEO of Lost and Found Talent, Music Promoter)

“Jenny Franck’s sultry voice brings out the deepest of blues in her song ‘Blue’, (featured in ‘Hits the series’).  She carries you away into a fantasy. Jenny has a perfect voice to make you swoon.” -Johnny Perkins (Executive Producer of ‘Hits the series’ with Green Lion Studios)

“Everyone we meet [online] speaks very highly of Jenny. We are happy to get her music played around the world, cause she simply ROOOOOOOCKS” -Ray Viola (The Ray and Joe Radio Show)

“Undoubtedly one of the greatest benefits of being a photographer is the slight chance of meeting an artist such as Jenny Franck. Her undeniable talents as a singer-songwriter are obvious and in very short time the masses will take note.  As her photographer I believe it is my duty to remove the masks that we humans wear in order to reveal our innermost selves. Jenny’s passion for her art, together with her ability to  open her heart to my lens makes photgraphing her effortless. They say you can tell a lot about a persons character by the way they handle the stresses in their life. Well let me tell you that Jenny Franck has strong character. I’m proud to call her a friend and will photograph her as long as I’m allowed. If someone were to ask me which of my photographs of Jenny Franck would be my favorite? I would say “the photograph I’m going to take tomorrow.” -Ed Peterson (Peterson Design)

“Her music is melodic, raw, and passionate, with a twist of grunge.” April McGrath (Examiner.com)

“With a pinch of grungy style punk rock delicately interwoven into her indie rock foundations, it is hard not to fall in love with this rocker chick. She not only has a knack for full-bodied guitar melodies, but she also has finesse for writing intricate, captivating lyrics that seem to flow freely with the tune of each song. Her songwriting skill embodies her listeners into her world, showing what Jenny Franck is truly made of.” -Alec Cunningham (ReviewYou) 

“It’s girl grunge! Jenny Franck takes grunge to a whole new polished level. You can hear the influences of the Seattle music-scene in most of the tracks, but Jenny brings something fresh to that genre – and something very listenable. If you are listening to Jenny Franck for the first time, be prepared to be wowed by a great voice and some killer riffs. There’s no little girl voice here, and definitely no screaming vocals. In fact what you’ve got is a mixture of the vocal prowess of Ann Wilson from Heart with the guitars of the grunge era to make it interesting. With her strong voice and the girl grunge sound that is really more than just grunge, Jenny is sure to catch the ear of many listeners.” Andrea Guy (ReviewYou)

RADIO PLAY
88.7 FM WLUW
Radio One 89.1 FM WONC
105.5 FM The Kat
103.9 FM The Fox
Skunk Radio
Home Grown Heros with Doug Barker, Every Sunday from 8p-10p Eastern Time
Rock In Chicago
The Ray & Joe Show
Boost Radio Network
365 Radio Network
WROM Radio
Unir1 Radio
Starlight Entertainment Group
Crunch Radio
Zombie FM
College Underground Radio
In A Nutshell with Al Weissman WRLR 98.3FM, Thursdays 1pm-3pm Central Time
Q Crew Radio

BEAUTIFUL LIES ALBUM REVIEW:
Click here to read Rock In Chicago’s Album Review for Beautiful Lies

PRESS ON ROUND ONE GRAMMY NOMINATION:
Click here to read Dark Star Records/Sony Entertainment Press Release on Jenny Franck’s Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist and Rock Song of the Year

MEDIA APPEARANCES:
WPWR TV The Mancow Experience
WGN Radio, The Nick Digilio Show
The Dolly McCarthy Show
Comcast Public Access, The Gentleman Grochowski Show
Comcast Public Access, Psyco Babble TV

Jenny Franck Beautiful Lies now available

Beautiful Lies is now available Globally