Insannie Frannie is an Italian singer-songwriter based in San Francisco. It is only when she meets Rex Shelverton, Rachel Hoiem and Charles Gonzalez that her sound starts to develop into a clear direction. The decision was to leave each song in its original folk state, with goth and gypsy vibes, and the deep cello of Emma Feickert. The dark sound creates a mysterious atmosphere, inspired by Bob Dylan, Mazzy Star, The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors and Velvet Underground amongst others.
Insannie Frannie (lead vocals & acoustic guitar) – band founder
Rex John Shelverton (lead guitar)– shoegaze legend, cofounder of rock/shoegaze bands like Bellavista, Tamaryn and Vue, with whom he performed with bands like The Rolling Stones, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The White Stripes, amongst others. Their song “Girl” was featured in the HBO show “The Sopranos”.
Rachel Hoiem (backup vocals, electric pianet, percussions) – music teacher and band member of several projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rachel brings a particular dark sound with her pianet T and her melodies blend with Insannie’s voice creating a magical atmosphere.
Emma Feickert (cello) – classically trained musician since a young age, Emma joins a band for the first time bringing depth and darkness to the sound.
Charles James Gonzalez (bass) – producer and co-founder of the band Novio Electrico.
Insannie’s latest EP ‘Whispers to the Universe’ was recorded and produced in San Francisco by Rex Shelverton and showcases the new goth-folk sound. Since then, the band recorded and produced a full length album that will be released before the end of the year. The album title will be “In Between Wolves”, inspired by the Italian saying “the wolf loses the fur but not the vice”, a concept that she develops in several of her songs, almost rewriting Little Red Riding Hood in an empowering key. Songs from the new album will be played on October 2nd for the first time, at the Art House Gallery in Berkeley California
Art House Gallery & Cultural Center
2905 Shattuck Ave,
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