Franck Carducci takes on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many bands and artists out there. Here it’s the turn of Franck Carducci to tell us about himself!

A song that made you want to make music?

Johnny B. Good.

Best rider you’ve had?

Night of the Progs Festival in the beautiful Loreley amphitheater in Germany.

Craziest moment you’ve had in the band?

Opening for Sting in front of 15000 people.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

I wrote the song “THE GAME OF LIFE” for my daughters. It’s the only song where I wrote the lyrics before the music.

Easiest song you wrote?

On the Road to Nowhere” – an acoustic song.

Favourite song in your set?

Alice’s Eerie Dream” because it features a lot of theatrics.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

Obviously Sir Paul McCartney.

Hardest thing about being in a band?

Keeping the thing together and staying humble and grateful.

Interesting fact about one of your members?

Mary Reynaud, singer, guitarist, dancer, … lived many lives before this one, and, among many others, she used to be a man, a witch, a fighter, a pirate, a vampire, a hooker, a dragon-rider, a mafia godfather … and she still has a bit of all these in her today: she’s a very old soul :).

Jokes you have in the band?

For some reasons, the girls in the band are very often quoting the Robin Hood Disney cartoon while on the road. Imagine what happens in our van when we tour the UK and are crossing the Sherwood Forest :).

Key to writing a song?

Intersting theme, good riff, catchy melody.

Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?

Last October we played a festival in French Guiana, South America.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

Bruce Springsteen. I’ve read his biography “Born to Run”. Fantastic book.

New band you’d recommend?

Kim Melville … A very talented young french singer and guitarist.

Opening for this band would be ideal?

Alice Cooper

Place you’d most like to tour?

The USA … but the VISA issue makes it very hard for indie artists

Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?

Never too old to rock and roll”.

Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?

My latest release is called “The Answer” and the answer is in the album :).

See us live at?

We’ll be touring the UK in 2024:

FEB-28 : LONDON – The Bedford
FEB-29 : SWINDON – The Victoria
MAR-01 : PORT TALBOT – Seaside Social & Labour Club
MAR-02 : STOURPORT – Fusion Festival
MAR-03 : SOUTHAMPTON – The 1865
MAR-06 : LEICESTER – The Musician
MAR-07 : LIVERPOOL – Cavern Club
MAR-08 : GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks
MAR-09 : NEWCASTLE – Innisfree Sports & Social Club
MAR-10 : OUNDLE – Queen Victoria Hall

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?


Unusual merchandise?

Hats …

Variations you’d like to do on any of your songs?

Would love to make a techno version of “Slave to Rock ‘n’ Roll” but I don’t have the talent.

What do your fans mean to you?

They’re simply the reason why I do all this.

So all my achievements, I owe it to the fans.

X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?

A lot of patience and diplomaty … and some good communication skills.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

Dinner 🙂

Zoo animal that next describes the personality of your band?

Elephant … we’re ready for big things to happen.

Elizabeth Birt

January 2, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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