With a sound inspired by a melding pot of Americana, country, blues, and rock, Fran O’ Connell discovered a love for music later than most. A graduate from Columbia University, a Veteran, and a seasoned entrepreneur, O’Connell is no stranger to heart ache, hard work, and the pursuit of the American Dream. All which have inspired the inception of The FrannyO Show, the musical moniker of O’Connell. The FrannyO Show has recorded two albums in Nashville with Rolling Stone acclaimed producer Jamie Kent. The most recent of which was inspired by O’Connell’s brother, David O’Connell, a fallen Holyoke Police Sergeant who passed away in 2016. Channeling the power of music to make a difference, these experiences have led O’Connell to the launch of Breaking The Silence, an annual benefit to help raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. O’Connell frequently tours with his dynamic band throughout the Northeast and is currently in the studio working on his third album.
Featuring Fran O’Connell; singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica fanatic, accompanied by Richie Adelson on drums and Dave Stern on bass / vocals.
The band hails from Western Massachusetts and you’ll find them playing favorite local spots like, Pic’s Pub, Celebrate Holyoke, and The Iron Horse. Fran and the band call the pioneer valley home and are proud to be a part of the healthy and vibrant local music and arts scene.