The Lou Franco Project is the ultimate classic rock experience! From Van Halen to Van Morrison... Classics by Beatles, Aerosmith, Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Doors, Pink Floyd, Lynard Skynard, Foreigner, Tom Petty, Grand Funk Railroad, alos Prog rock selections by Rush, Genesis, King Crimson etc.. DON't FORGET the dance oldies like.. More Today Than Yesterday, Build Up Buttercup, Expressway To Your Heart, Steppin Stone, What I Like About You, Funky Music, Brick House and MORE!! We COVER IT ALL ...This band will have your club/party or event, dancin in the streets!! Top rate professional musicianship and vocals will blow you away! This band is only 3 guys, sounds like 5!! The best value anywhere for an incredible classic rock band!!
MITCH – HAWK 99
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 4:08 PM
As a radio personality for over twenty years, currently with classic rock station 99.9 The Hawk (WODE-FM) for ten years, a bonafide music lover and classic rock aficionado, there's only one band that I know of that can consistently deliver the goods and that band is The Lou Franco Project! LFP is as talented and diverse as cover bands come. They have the musical chops to switch from genre to genre effortlessly and back again. They are primarily a power trio but in actuality, there is so much more to this band than what appears on the surface. Between the three band members, there is over 100 years of combined musical experience. These guys are classically trained and it shows. That is why they have played at numerous radio station events as the house band. We know exactly what we're getting when we book The Lou Franco Project for our promotional/charitable events.
Lou Franco is as good an electric guitarist as anyone on the national scene. It's true! He's been on the national scene as the lead guitarist for Pretty Poison and has a gold record ("Catch Me I'm Falling") to prove it. He has also won numerous accolades and awards from his fans and peers in the industry. He plays crisply and clearly, with a multitude of tones that come from his innate guitar-playing ability and his up to date knowledge of current technology, specifically, how to correctly utilize and optimize an electric guitar synthesizer. Indeed, this "power trio" can end up sounding like a four, five or even six piece band. I've seen people shake their heads in disbelief and ooh and aah as they witness a true master of his craft entertain audiences all over the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania and beyond.
Lou can assault you with ripping guitar licks on classic rock favorites from the likes of Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC but he can also dazzle you with the intricate, sophisticated, complicated, jazzy stylings of Steely Dan and Jeff Beck. He can create an amazing atmospshere by playing progressive rock with unbelievable and uncanny similarity to the best in the genre like Genesis, Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, The Moody Blues and Rush. Then he can kick start the party with great dance rock by playing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. He brings his own signature sound to these songs and crowds respond in earnest by begging for more. Lou Franco is a maestro of the electric guitar and all the myriad gadgets that he can tap into to create a plethora of musical sounds, textures and moods. It is a joy and pleasure to watch him perform which is why I always keep coming back for more.
If you want to see and hear a great, multi-talented band that can really, really rock and knock your socks off, then this is your band! And you will come away from a Lou Franco Project show with a sense of being awe-struck and wanting to hear a lot more. They are the real deal!
Glenn E. Mitchell
99.9 The Hawk - The Valley's Classic Hits Station