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#70 Brian Franklin

Florida Sound Archive Podcast ·


The Story of Brian Franklin

Brian moved to Miami, FL in 1990, where he met Jeff Rollason and started playing with the band Strangelove and acoustically where he could. Brian would perform at open mics around Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County. Between 1993-1994 Brian played with band Sabatella, and was a regular performer at Blue Steel, Talk House, South Beach Pub, and Roses. Over the years, Brian released 3 studio including albums, including co-writing the soundtrack to Rat Opera, a homage to longtime South Florida producer and noise-king of Miami, Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra. In 1995, Brian was signed to a developmental deal with Mercury/Polygram Records. He played with the Diane Ward Band throughout the late 90's and also lead his own band called Tumbleman. In 2015, Rat Opera, co-written with Rob Elba (Holy Terrors), was released both as a soundtrack and opera-style performance at the Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood, FL.

[Episode: 70 - Recorded 01/21/2024]

Related Interviews:

The Story of Rob Elba (Holy Terrors) - https://youtu.be/qSea8-JBWbw?si=gCa97yAOgIco4EUA

The Story of Diane Ward - https://youtu.be/o5RglL3jatY?si=c--kQkmh2E_E4P7E


Rat Opera Soundtrack (Rob Elba & Brian Franklin) - All Your Tone Is Wrong (2015)

Brian Franklin - Long Nightmare (2000)

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