Thursday, January 03, 2008

Goodtimes Goodtimes - Glue

Photo: Chris Daffin

Good, honest folk music defies borders. Goodtimes Goodtimes is the band name used by singer/songwriter Franc Cinelli, an Italian raised in London who lists as his musical influences such diverse artists as Johnny Cash and Lucio Battisti. My ears hear the further influences of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Van Morrison, and the Band. Cinelli has molded these varied influences to create his own unique identity and distinctive sound.

Perhaps the biggest influence on his music has been the legendary New York coffeehouse scene of the '70s. For the past few years, Goodtimes Goodtimes has been playing to enthusiastic audiences in the pubs and clubs of New York as well as London. Strong, insightful lyrics that portray the full range of human emotions and catchy, melodic accompaniments have earned this talented young singer/songwriter a growing following of fans on both sides of the Atlantic.

Goodtimes Goodtimes has plans to be on tour on this side of the pond with gigs in New York this February. If you are in the New York area be sure to take in one of his shows.

Download or order a copy of Glue, the solo debut CD by Goodtimes Goodtimes, and expect to hear lots more from this talented young singer/songwriter as word gets out.

Spread the word.

Goodtimes Goodtimes - Kids.mp3

Goodtimes Goodtimes - Sunshine Sunshine.mp3

Goodtimes Goodtimes - Desire.mp3

Artist: Goodtimes Goodtimes
Label: self produced

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    Anonymous Dan said...

    These are incredibly good pop songs, minus the production and over-production. This is beautiful music done tastefully. The voices remind me a bit of John Sebastian and the J-Band.

    January 04, 2008 6:48 PM  
    Blogger Kat said...

    Thank you for the introduction. I am amazed by their sound which is familiar yet has a uniqueness which stamps it as new, original.

    January 04, 2008 8:32 PM  
    Blogger Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

    I was reading that 78 rpm records were recorded at anywhere between 70 and 85 rpm. Is this true? Sounds crazy but I like it.

    January 06, 2008 2:22 AM  
    Blogger Black Dog said...

    Hi Ed, Just came from Ridleys, Boots and Buckles, and certain parallels apply. In the case here
    F. Cinelli has a great deal going for him good lyrics and at times his melodies hint at his italien models.

    However too derivative in his singing style. If I were him I would try singing other musics and try to work on finding his voice. This is apart from making a living that is. I hear really good tunes especially DESIRE. The lyrics are good ! They are in search of their author.

    NY is a tough town and if he's going over well there - he has chance of making it. Now there's a theme we've heard before No ? If you can make it there you'll make it's up to you...

    Let's wish him bonne route.

    all thoughts fly... k.

    January 06, 2008 9:38 AM  
    Blogger Ed said...

    Franc’s music is indeed beautiful. The more I listen, the more influences I hear.

    January 06, 2008 5:48 PM  
    Blogger Ed said...

    I found something familiar in Franc’s music as well. Franc has a rare talent for writing songs that, while new, set the listener as ease and are as comforting as old friends.

    January 06, 2008 5:56 PM  
    Blogger Ed said...

    It IS crazy, but true, especially the earlier recordings. The earliest machines were not all that accurate. Remember, the early recordings were cut direct on to a master disk, not to tape. When I am transferring 78s to audio files I often have to adjust the pitch.

    January 06, 2008 6:02 PM  
    Blogger Ed said...

    Black Dog,
    I am not familiar enough with Italian music to have noticed the influence, but with all of the other influences in Franco’s music, I am not surprised.

    Mr. Cinelli has a loyal and growing following in both New York and London and as you say “If you can make it there you'll make it anywhere.”

    As for Ridley Bent, I wish I had permission to post some of the other cuts from his CD. There are several very well written songs full of emotion.

    January 06, 2008 6:13 PM  
    Blogger goodtimes goodtimes said...

    thanks for listening!!

    January 07, 2008 7:26 AM  
    Blogger Ed said...

    Thanks for sharing these great tunes, Franc.
    Hope that the CD and tour are a success.

    January 10, 2008 5:23 PM  

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