Frankie Wants Out
Frankie Wants Out is a nine piece original swing band from Melbourne. They first formed as a neo swing band, playing fast jazz and jump blues as well as taking influence the music of the New York dance halls of the 20’s and 30’s. However over the last four years they have incorporated other styles into their live show, such as latin, motown, rock and funk while still paying homage to their swing beginning. Regardless of the style, Frankie Wants Out are still guaranteed to make you jump and jive all the way across the dance floor regardless of whether you’re in a rocking pub or a classy cocktail lounge.
Since Frankie Wants Out's initiation, they have played many shows, toured the country, had airplay on major Australian radio stations, played many festivals, had several residencies, appeared live on national television three times (Mornings with Kerri-Anne, The Today Show—Nine Network, Better Homes and Gardens, Seven Network), released and sold thousands of copies of their debut EP - The Melbourne Way, released their first full length album—Prohibition, released a new single “Cigarette Case” (lots of air play on Triple J), toured with US swing legends, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy twice, the list goes on…
Hailing from all over their beloved Melbourne the boy’s from Frankie Wants Out got together in late 2005 to play through some songs written by Andy Coates. The result was an infectious style of hot, sweaty jazz suited to those who want to get down.
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689