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Artist Biography

 

Classic pop compositions, infectious melodies and harmonies that pamper the ear and the attempt

to reach the heights when pop music wasn’t only synchronized mainstream, but also a race of creativity, including catchiness. Frank Widmer is a long-experienced singer/songwriter and guitarist, who

in 2021 finally released his first single “Such a long time, for a short time” - and there will be more to come……………

 

Franks major influence is the pinnacle of creative and catchy pop songs of the 60’s and 70’s. “A pop song with only 3 to 8 chords can be brilliant or creates a nice mood. But the list of pop songs with this basic ingredient is endless.” Frank Widmer often uses many chords, slash chords and voicings and so he gets more space and colours for melody elements, whether it is for the voice or other instru-ments. This way his songs have a certain distinctiveness. Despite the number of chords used, Frank’s songs are catchy, captivating and addictive. The natural sound of his music is due to his influences.

Lyrically, Frank’s topics are about the difficulty of being free and yet not being alone and the impor-tance of a unifying truth, which is the basic to solve today’s issues of the world. Whereby thematically he has no limits.

 

Frank was born in Switzerland and started with singing and playing the electric guitar at the age of 14 and was soon a walking encyclopaedia of music, among other. He’s played in different bands, stylistically from indie pop to classic jazz, from singer/songwriter to space rock. In his early twenties, after he had acquired a comprehensive guitar craft, his interest in composing & writing perfect, harmonically and melodically interesting pop songs, has become his major goal.

Influences:

Artists:

The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young,

Grant Green, Caetano Veloso, Steely Dan, Todd Rundgren, Love, Fela Kuti,

Nick Drake, Lucio Battisti, Can, François Roubaix & Ennio Morricone

Styles:

60’s & 70’s Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Psychedelic Pop/Rock, Jazz (50’s & 60’s),

Soul/Funk, MPB, Baroque Pop, Film Scores (60’s & 70’s), Bossa Nova, Afro-Beat,

Krautrock, Canterbury Scene, Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk, Jazz-Rock, Progressive

Pop/Rock, Blues Rock, Roots Reggae