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JOHNNY FRANCO performs the song "I'M CHANGING" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY DAVID FERREIRA *LUCKY LUPE
Though born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from Johnny's first composition at age 13 to his latest tune written last week, English has always been the natural language for this multi-talented artist. Johnny Franco has been in contact with the art-world ever since the day he was born. Whether from accompanying his famous singing father, Moacyr Franco, around the country, to staring in TV-shows at the age of 9.
While still in high school, he gathered two friends and his cousin to form the Rock ’N Roll band, The Moondogs. After 2 years playing all over town, the band caught the attention of Roy Cicala, a legendary New York sound-engineer from the 70's living in Brazil.
Cicala and his vintage toys take credit for the warm/60’s garage sound the band achieved on their debut album “Black & White Woman”, released in 2014.
Later in 2015, Johnny toured with his band, in more than 80 gigs hitting London, New York, Nashville, Los Angeles. Afterwards, Jake Bugg came to Sao Paulo, personally choosing The Moondogs as his opening act for his show.
This resulted in a huge buzz on social media, leading the band to 2 appearances on national television and an invitation to play at Musikfest, which is the third biggest free music festival in USA. After this concert, Johnny stayed in the US, where found love, shelter, inspiration for upcoming releases.
In the beginning of 2017, bought a ticket back home, recorded 9 songs with The Moondogs and 6 tunes by himself in studio.
In 2018, made solo debut, singing an upbeat folk-electronic track ‘Road’ featuring Bruno Martini and legendary producer Timberland.
The future is now for Johnny Franco.
"Young man, young thoughts, young fears. Old soul."
Johnny Franco - guitar, percussion, vocals
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Camera Op: Keila Antunes and Caue Patucci
Sound Mixer Engineer & Music Production: Rafael DG *Audmo
Presenter: David Ferreira *Lucky Lupe instrumental band from Lisbon to Sao Paulo https://www.facebook.com/LuckyLupe/
Photographer: Keila Antunes and Caue Patucci
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