Thursday, November 18, 2010
Jango Song Of The Day-Donavon Frankenreiter
Song:Life, Love & Laughter
Album:Pass It Around
Remember all those surfing songs that Brian Wilson wrote though he never actually surfed. Singer songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter is a professional surfer who got into music as a hobby. He's had a lot of success in Australia because surfing is a big sport there. He was born Dec. 10, 1972 in Downey, CA. He became a professional surfer at age 14 and moved to Hawaii with a sponsorship from Billabong clothing. He rented a room from Jack Johnson's parents and the two became friends. Music was only a hobby for Frankenreiter. He played lead guitar for the band Sunchild and they released three albums from 1997-2001. When they disbanded, Frankenreiter decided to pursue a solo career. Johnson was starting his Brushfire label and Frankenreiter recorded his 2004 debut CD on the label. He toured Australia because he's a big surfing star there and the album went top 40 there. Frankenreiter moved to Universal's Lost Highway label for his 2006 CD Move By Yourself. Life, Love & Laughter is from his 2008 CD Pass It Around. It was produced by veteran producer Joe Chicarelli. He started out as an audio engineer for Frank Zappa and has produced Tori Amos, My Morning Jacket and is currently working with The Strokes. Frankenreiter continues to tie in his music career with surfing. He usually has surfing seminars as part of his shows. He now records for his own Liquid Tambourine label with Warners distribution. His new CD Glow was released last month. Here's the video for Life, Love & Laughter by Donavon Frankenreiter. Yes, that is film footage of him surfing. The video is supposed to look like it was home made.