Frankie Bouchier’s star is rising with “The Sun”
Sydney, based indie singer-songwriter, Frankie Bouchier weaves evocative stories with sound. As a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Frankie is equally at home balancing a trumpet on his lips or his fingers on the keys. Frankie’s unique brand of indie synth-pop, soars with a drama that is counterbalanced by hook rich harmonies and grounded rhythms. His soundscape reflects a soup of musical influences ranging from the guttural Balkan brass beats of Eastern Europe and the sweeping melodies of traditional Romani music to the psychedelic rock of the ’60s woven with the synch stylings of the ’70s.
“Sound is language, it crosses borders and cultures, the communication possibilities are boundless. I love to listen, I love to make sounds. It begins as an inner conversation and once expressed and recorded there’s the possibility of reaching outside yourself and connecting to others” (FB)
Frankie has been developing a body of work with Underfoot producer Mic. Hardwick over the last three years. “In our first session”, says Hardwick, “I heard such thoughtfulness, intrigue and vision, unlike anything else exactly, delightfully familiar yet quite distinct. Frankie’s songs somehow speak to the core humanity within us all, soulful and full of surprises.”
“The Sun” Frankie Bouchier’s debut single is an enigmatic ride, like early Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett having slipped through a dimensional tear to 2021, a witty and disquieting journey that combines elements of eastern surrealism and catchy beats. Imagine if you will, an Edward Gorey book as a musical soundscape.
Whilst a new face in the indie-pop scene, Frankie has performed alongside Broadway greats such as Patti LuPone, the Voice favourite, Darren Percival, and multiple shows and performances inside Sydney’s iconic Opera House. His sonorous voice saw him as a featured creature in the majestic Lumiphonic Creature Choir, and performances with Pacific Opera in their Young Artists Program 2020. Frankie also spends time as a support worker, musician, and actor for the not-for-profit theatre company Midnight Feast – (Theatre that Unites, an inclusive organisation offering actors with disabilities professional performance opportunities.)
In his final term at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, November 2020 sees the launch of his own creations. ‘The Sun’ is Frankie’s debut single, having signed to Underfoot Records earlier this year. There is something timeless in this song, joyful playfulness, an effervescent charm that balances strong musicality with the hooks of modern pop.
Unapologetically original “The Sun’ will be available for all to stream on 20-11-20.
A talent with Voice, Heart, and Soul…please welcome Frankie Bouchier to the stage…