Andy Frasco and the U.N. on the Bud Light Seltzer Beach Stage
Ticket are $25
Doors 6:00 Show at 7:00ish…
Ages 21UP or with Parent
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Andy Frasco & the U.N. are a party band that blends soul, blues, jazz, and rock influences into a good-time, slightly raunchy mix. Led by Frasco on vocals and keyboards, the group’s sound is rooted in ’60s and ’70s influences in their pursuit of a soulful R&B groove and their celebration of good times and positive energy. Their 2016 album, Happy Bastards, captured their high-spirited sound in the studio, 2017’s Songs from the Road documented their raucous live show, and 2019’s Change of Pace showed they could approach more serious material and still move the crowd.
A California native, Andy Frasco had a powerful interest in music from his youth, but rather than promoting his own work, he started to pursue a career in the music business as a teenager. He worked with the indie pop/punk label Drive-Thru Records, and landed a job at Atlantic when he was just 18. After moving to New York City for the Atlantic gig, he was crestfallen when the job fell through, but felt this was a sign to start making his own music. Frasco learned to play keys, wrote some songs, bought a van, and started booking shows, initially finding bandmates through Craigslist. Andy Frasco and the U.N. hit the road in 2007, and while most of the group’s membership has been a revolving door, guitarist Shawn Eckels and saxophonist Ernie Chang have functioned as mainstays since the group’s inception, helping Frasco keep the band and their shows solid.