Uncle Frank

Uncle Frank

Downtown is proud to premiere the music video for “Love Lion” by the U.K.-based Uncle Frank; the track will be featured on the forthcoming Love Lion album due out in March.

Uncle Frank, a band which mixes soul, funk, rage and love, is comprised of multi-instrumentals and producers Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi. The group has garnered airplay from BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 2, and has gotten recent coverage in The Sun, The Daily Star and Spindle Magazine. Uncle Frank released its debut album, Smile For Miles, in May 2014 as part of a three-album deal with MITA Records. Frank and Naim recently hit the road with UB40 for a U.S. tour, which included an on-stage duet with UB40’s Ali Campbell on Prince’s “Purple Rain” in New Jersey.

Said multi-instrumentalist/producer Frank Benbini, who is also one-third of the acclaimed New York band Fun Lovin’ Criminals: “New York City is my second home, I miss the place every day. I had two apartments over the years, first in Manhattan, second in Brooklyn. Love the food and my New York City friends and family — and the hustle, the New York hustle.”

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