“Frank Viele sings with such urgency that it is as if his very soul hangs in the balance of every note.” (AXS.com)
A bourbon drinking, cartoon watching, blue-collar entrepreneur; his musical roots started on his grandmother’s piano as a young child, developed as a teen tailgating with an acoustic guitar in the parking lots of Dave Matthews Band concerts, and blossomed on the road as a young adult performing in the East Coast Jam and Singer/Songwriter scenes.
At home on stage with nothing but a stool, glass of bourbon, and an acoustic guitar, or side by side with his power house band, Viele has found himself on stage with modern singer/songwriters such as Pat McGee, Ryan Montbleau, Gavin Degraw, and Tony Lucca, Jam and Rock oriented bands including Blues Traveler, Eric Lindell, Turkuaz, The London Souls, and Zach Myers of Shinedown, as well classic rock legends including The Marshal Tucker Band, Foreigner, Ambrosia, Bret Michaels, and Bob Marley’s Wailers.
His stylistically eclectic use of instrumentation combined with his perspective as a story teller rooted in traditional folk and blues music finds him not only supporting amazing acts in the live arena, but also performing alongside some of the most talented musicians playing today — In fact, Fall Your Way finds artists the likes of blues guitar great Joe Bonamassa, jam guitar ace Tim Palmieri of Kung Fu, and saxophonist Bill Holloman of Chic, Elton John, and The E Street Band adding their talents to Viele’ s music.
Since the release of Fall Your Way on April 7th 2015, Viele has been gaining the support of critics too.
“Fall Your Way is an endearing mix of easy listening, jazz instruments and funk beats infused with foot-tapping guitar. After one listen, you will be singing along. Frank Viele truly entertains us with the crafting of each song into an enthralling story.” – No Depression
“Viele’s efforts is solid Americana pop songwriting. He’s influenced but never copies jazz, power pop, old time country sounds while adding sharp vocals. If this is the direction of indie pop, I’m back on board.” – Ink 19
“If Viele’s promising solo debut Fall Your Way is any indication, he seems more than capable of setting himself apart from the pack.” – Pittsburgh In Tune
With 5-Star reviews of Fall Your Way, drawing comparisons to artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Dave Matthews, Ben Harper, and Bill Withers to Jason Aldean, Bob Seger, and Ray Lamontagne, it’s still the 2014 New England Music Awards’ “Live Act of The Year”, Frank Viele’s live show that has been winning audiences over one stage at a time.
“When Viele pulled out the Ukulele, and plugged it in, there might have been divine intervention with Otis Redding whispering into Viele’s ear and sitting next to him. That’s how good they were, producing another one of those moments that sent chills down your back.” – Examiner.com
In an ever-changing, genre defying, musical climate, Viele has found a home on stages and in stereos across the country as an independent artist. Whether pulling at heart strings with an acoustic love song or bringing a crowd to their feet with his unique blend of soul, funk, and rock, the music of Frank Viele is simply a sound all his own… “New Music With An Old Soul” (Nashville Music News).