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Profile: Francis Steel



 

Artist:Francis Steel
Review points:3
Reviews written:20
Reviews received:42
Band Genre:Indie
Location:Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Instrument:Acoustic Guitar
Looking for:Not looking for a band or musician
Band Members:Harrison Mann and Dante Mann
Band Bio:Francis Steel, a new artistic and musical collaboration between brothers Danté and Harrison, has a sound inspired by the energy and dramatic potential of gypsy street music, yet remains accessible to pop sensibilities through carefully crafted hip hop beats, catchy rhythms, and unusual vocal harmonies.

The brothers were separated as children and both struggled to find a supportive creative community growing up in various towns in Southern Indiana and Kentucky. Their international travels have exposed them to North African, Hungarian gypsy, Jamaican and traditional Mexican music, creating a diverse combination of influences.

Dante and Harrison came together to play music for the first time as adults at the funeral of their larger-than-life patriarch of a grandfather. The experience acted as a catalyst, and they have spent their respective time and resources nurturing this rare collaborative energy.

The brothers since have had difficulty separating the visual arts from music, constructing a world fueled with a unique magical realism – using poetic social commentary grounded in the brothers’ shared volatile and poverty-stricken childhood to narrate fantastical sonic and visual stories.

Francis Steel is releasing a self-produced and recorded E.P. The Brain or the Body this summer with visual content soon to follow.
Band Influences:Tom Waits, David Byrne, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Radio Head
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Songs:The Moon      

Actin' A Fool      

Save My Soul      

=ly Depressing      

Songs

Song
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Song: The Moon
Artist: Francis Steel

Indie
Indianapolis, Indiana

Studio Recording added on: 01/27/2014
  Reviews:   26
Avg. Vote:  3.7/5
Score:        3.64
Favorites:   0
Plays:        49
Song: Actin' A Fool
Artist: Francis Steel

Indie
Indianapolis, Indiana

Studio Recording added on: 01/27/2014
  Reviews:    4
Avg. Vote:  4.3/5
Score:        3.07
Favorites:   0
Plays:        25
Song: Save My Soul
Artist: Francis Steel

Indie
Indianapolis, Indiana

Studio Recording added on: 01/27/2014
  Reviews:    6
Avg. Vote:  4.2/5
Score:        3.31
Favorites:   2
Plays:        24
Song: =ly Depressing
Artist: Francis Steel

Indie
Indianapolis, Indiana

Studio Recording added on: 01/27/2014
  Reviews:    6
Avg. Vote:  3.3/5
Score:        2.38
Favorites:   0
Plays:        11

Favorites

Song
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Song: Sad Day
Artist: Paul Foster

Acoustic
Lafayette, Indiana

Home Recording added on: 12/29/2013
  Reviews:   33
Avg. Vote:  3.5/5
Score:        3.19
Favorites:   4
Plays:       192

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