FRASE is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer originally from Montreal and is now residing in the Nelson region of British Columbia. As a solo artist FRASE has been busy touring Internationally since 2015, throughout India, Europe, Australia, Jamaica & North America, fine tuning his live show and building a fan base each step of the way.
FRASE has supported and shared the stage with such artists as: Dub Fx, Bonobo, Fat Boy Slim, Noisia, Moontricks, Chali 2na, the Funk Hunters and many more. Just over a year since he moved to BC, FRASE has taken the west coast scene by storm. Supporting Moontricks on their 17 show winter 2017 tour all over BC and Alberta and then this past summer FRASE performed at 9 festivals all over BC Including : Shambhala (2 sets), Tall Tree (2 sets), Kamp, Blessed Coast, Starbelly Jam, Unity, Atmosphere, & Kaslo Jazz. Finishing off a prolific 2017 by opening for the Funk Hunters on 5 dates (2 nights in Vancouver, 2 nights in Victoria and 1 in Cumberland) on their legendary “Funk the Halls” tour .
On October 20th, 2017 FRASE released his first full length album called “FRNZ”.
The hometown album launch show held at Nelson's Spirit Bar was Sold Out and now the buzz continues to spread world wide. “The Weight ft. Sickflip” was premiered on Stereofox.com and rose to #12 on Hype Machine.
FRASE's sound is lushly organic and dynamic, up-beat and danceable while remaining intimate, because it's got depth. By blending the classic sounds of Soul, Hip-Hop, Dub-Reggae and Blues with the modern dance floor flavours of House and Bass music, FRASE pulls from the retro while pushing to the future. His productions are always locked in with a deep pocket and compelling backbeat. Live FRASE supplements these instrumental layers with a seamless integration of ‘tech’, resulting in a full, contemporary sound, in which his roots and inspirations never take a back seat to his technology. Because on top of it all FRASE is a soul singer, a great songwriter, musician and performer. His lyrics are beautifully crafted and are sung with a unique and memorable voice and delicate vocal delivery. Adding to this powerful performance is FRASE's lovely partner EM. She takes to the stage wielding an arsenal of epic dance moves, blending her contemporary training with years of house, breaks and hip hop styles to whip the crowd into a furry of movement. The lovers even have some choreographed moves together that bring things to the next level.
In early 2018 FRASE will be releasing more music and continuing to tour around BC and Alberta and is preparing for another big summer festival season.