FRANKIE RAYE, SINGER/SONGWRITER
“(Frankie Raye) has a lovely voice and great stage presence. She sang a number of very nice original songs, and then delivered the best — by far —version of “No Diggity” I have ever heard. Truly spectacular. ”
Accompanying her powerful voice and wide vocal range with guitar, Frankie Raye is a singer/songwriter based out of Tampa, FL. Her music is a collection of thoughtful and witty songs delivered through catchy and up-beat melodies, with hints of 1950's pop, older Broadway, and 1990's acoustic-coffee-shop music. Her arrangements are infused with tongue-in-cheek lyrics that are reminiscent of the artists that inspired her when she was young – she has been compared to Alanis Morissette, Jewel, Joni Mitchell, and Melanie. She has been featured on ABC and CBS affiliate news programs, as well various radio shows that regularly play her music. To date, she has performed at over 60 venues throughout the Sunshine State, including the Hard Rock Casino and Steinbrenner Field. Frankie's new CD, "A Thing or Two About a Dream", is available for purchase through several online retailers, including CD Baby, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Mp3. Her music has also gained attention from several streaming sites, such as Spotify and iHeartradio.
- ABC's (WFTS-TV) "Tampa Bay Morning Blend" musical guest (link here)
- CBS's (WTSP-TV) Tampa Bay "Studio 10" musical guest (link here)
- Orlando Music Factory's web series "Independent Artist Series" (Episode 3 Here)
- Music Guest on USF-SP "Tiny Office" (episode recording in 12/17)
- Musical Guest on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 "Musician's Wanted"
- Musical Guest on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 "Florida Folk Show" (performance here)
- Musical Guest on Sarasota's WSRQ/WSLR/WBPV "Coffee and Donuts" (lDOWNLOAD sound file here)
- Sons in rotation during various shows on Tampa's WMNF 88.5 (listen live here)
- Songs in rotation during various on Sarasota's WSLR 96.5 (listen live here)
- Episode 9 of Craig and Cool Kim (episode here)
- Honorable Mention in Music Fest News (article here)
- Nominated for Creative Loafing's "Best of the Bay" for Singer/Songwriter (BOTB link)
- TBT (Tampa Bay Times) "Artist of the Day" (link: Artist of the Day)