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Franchot Tone / Press

““Tone’s tunes will be perfect for a chilly December night. His 2013 album “Thanks For This” is a tour de force of breezy pop heavily influenced by it’s hit maker’s SoCal roots, his background as a producer and his love of reggae. The result: a set of songs that sound great and feel like a ray of sunshine.””

“Tone's music is a familiar as it is pleasant. In addition to performing some songs from his newest solo album THANKS FOR THIS, he even ran through an impressive take on the Beastie Boys' 1990's classic 'Sabotage'. The warm, upbeat arrangement of the otherwise dissonant and abrasive 'Sabotage' was great, as was Tone's set as whole.”

“What happened was the skeleton of “Thanks For This,” a 10-track collection of songs that embody what Tone does very well: smooth, sunbaked pop-rock embellished with a healthy dose of reggae, a slight hint of Latin flavor and so much SoCal vibe you’ll swear you can feel a breeze blowing through your headphones from a nearby beach. (Get a taste of the album below.) ”

“His sonic sensibility — laid-back pop-rock with a breezy reggae vibe — is a perfect fit for this town, and it has made him an in-demand dude among both listeners and musicians.”

“Franchot Tone has mastered the art of "super-laid-back summer music." This bend based artist mixes a little reggae with a hint of poppy rock; think Jason Mraz meets Jack Johnson with reggae undertones. Tone has also produced tracks featuring Ben Harper and others while also performing with his other band, Culver City Dub Collective.”

“Tone played an excellent set of feel-good pop-reggae tunes that had listeners swaying to the beat. Tone definitely won more than a few new fans last night.”

“Whatever the thermometer reads outside, you can expect Tone to fill the place with heaps of warm guitar strum, breezy melodies and easygoing vibe.”

“On Monday, he shipped over a sneak peek at his first completed track, which sounds pretty much like what we all know Tone can do well: sun-baked, easygoing, reggae-flavored pop-rock.”

“The main thing that struck me from the performance was that Franchot and the band were emanating a feeling of happiness and good spirit. He is also some of the primary energy and direction behind the Culver City Dub Collective, a tripped-out reggae instrumental project he took from studio jams to opening for Jack Johnson on multiple tours.”