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Occupation(s)  Musician, Producer
Name  Fran Jr.
Instruments  Bass
Role  Bass
Years active  1978-present
Genres  Rock music
Associated acts  The Hooters

Fran Smith, Jr.

Music groups  The Hooters (Since 1987), Smash Palace
Albums  Greatest Hits, The Hooters Live, One Way Home, Hooterization: A Retrospective, Time Stand Still
Similar  David Uosikkinen, John Lilley, Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, Mindy Jostyn

Last exit with fran smith jr at wlp beatles avi

Fran Smith Jr. is a bass guitarist and vocalist from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area best known for his 30 year stint with the Philadelphia based rock group The Hooters. Smith has also maintained a career as a recording artist in his own right, as well as a producer for other artists. He is the father of singer-songwriter Graham Alexander.


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Smith has toured as Paul McCartney in Beatlemania, a celebration of The Beatles. He also played the part of Carlo Cannoli in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, a long running off-Broadway comedy. From his own recording studio he has produced many successful projects for artists such as Joe Piscopo and Flo & Eddie of The Turtles.

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In 1995, Smith released the solo CD For No Apparent Reason, as Rory Kunkle.

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In 2005, he released Man Meets Machine, Fran Smith Jr and the Ten Cent Millionaires

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In 2016, he released Mystic County, Fran Smith Jr

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  • Johnny's Dance Band – Love Wounds, Flesh Wounds (1978 – Windsong Records) (Vinyl Only – No CD)
  • Nan Mancini & JDB – It's A Man's World (1979 – Windsong Records) (Vinyl Only – No CD)
  • The Hooters – Zig Zag (1989 – Columbia Records)
  • The Hooters – Out Of Body (1993 – MCA Records)
  • The Hooters – Live! In Germany (1994 – MCA Records) (European Only CD Release)
  • Rory Kunkle (Fran Smith Jr.) – For No Apparent Reason (1995)
  • Largo – Largo (1998) – Mercury Records
  • Fran Smith Jr. & The Ten Cent Millionaires – Man Meets Machine (2005)
  • The Hooters – Time Stand Still (Neo Records – 2007 European Release)
    (Megaforce / MRI Associated Labels – 2008 USA Release)
  • The Hooters – Five By Five (Neo Records -2010 Release)
  • Fran Smith Jr – Mystic County 2016
  • Other contributions

  • Blake Thompson – Blake Thompson (5 Song CD EP) (1990) TC Records – (Fran Smith Jr. – Bass Guitar)
  • Glen Burtnik – Palookaville (1996) Deko Records (Fran Smith Jr. – Background Vocals)
  • Orange & Black – Baldwin Drive (2008) Zip Records (Fran Smith Jr. – Bass)
  • Scott Philipp – Just Another Day (2008) Joint Chiefs Records (Fran Smith Jr. – Adviser to Craig Simon producer)
  • Craig Simon and the vintage "The test of time" (2012) Fran Smith Jr. Bass
  • Smash Palace, Extended Play, Live from the Auction House
  • Dar Williams – Emerald
  • David Uosikkinen – In The Pocket-Sessions, In The Pocket Live
  • Graham Alexander – Repeat Deceiver, Graham Alexander
  • TJ Tindall – TJ Tindall's East Coast
  • Clayton West
  • Livvie Forbes – CHRONIC 2016
  • Fran Smith Jr. httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommonsthu

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    Johnny BOne Way Home · 1987
    500 MilesZig Zag · 1989
    SatelliteOne Way Home · 1987


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