Formed in 2013 by Canadian composer/pianist Frank Horvat, The Frank Horvat Band’s uncreative name hides a wildly creative sound as well as a revolving roster of ultra talented musicians. An indie art rock band with an electronic edge, they create an ambient textured atmosphere that envelops you in a soaring hypnotic sound.
[I Can See You] A must hear.
– Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver’s The Province
Their debut album, I Can See You, is pop, poetry and modern expression in a beautifully pained existence. Their music takes you through a journey of all encompassing sounds from soft ambience to aggressive repetition. I Can See You, explores the race we all face against time, inner angst and an isolated longing. The lyrics are old finds, but still relevant to the band’s creator. This album combines words Frank wrote while going through his own periods of turmoil and poetry the love of his life wrote as a teenager. Seems they were on the same wavelength even before they met. Though the songs’ themes are mostly troubled, the music aims to leave listeners with a warmth and inner peace. But it isn’t all melancholic music as the fourth track, Inspired by the One I Love, captures the freeing moment of falling in love.
[Strange Machine] These songs will grant one rare access to peer into the soul of a quintessential artist and tormented soul that none of us can get enough of. – Thom Ellis, Indie Music
Their highly anticipated follow-up album, Strange Machine, comes just nine months after their debut album and was crafted like a playlist with different singers, textures and feels entrancing you from song to song. The pieces portray the machines that control us, both external and internal. In a world surrounded by machines, this music will help keep us human and in-touch with ourselves. So, turn the speakers up!
Strange Machine extols nothing but pure energy and comes straight from the speakers directly to your heart and soul.
– Tom McCrae, All Whats Rock
Front man, Frank Horvat, acts as songwriter, keyboardist and sometime singer but leaves the parts you really want to hear to TFHB’s revolving main vocalists. TFHB’s first two albums were co-produced with the wonderful, Jean Martin, and feature an array of really great musicians that make up The Frank Horvat Band’s distinct sound – Ghislain Aucoin, Kismet Cooper, Michael Davidson, Christine Duncan, Oleksandra Fedyshyn, Bram Gielen, Thom Gill, Justin Haynes, Erika Nielsen, Joseph Phillips, Evan Tighe, Felicity Williams.
Check out The Frank Horvat Band’s latest albums: