Frank D’Angelo – Recording Artist, TV Personality, Entertainer
Frank D’Angelo is a multifaceted artist who has not only achieved success as a performer, but also as a businessman, philanthropist and humanitarian. He first began his musical career as the lead vocalist and front man of the popular Canadian band, “Toronto”. Throughout the 1980s the group thrilled audiences with their renditions of classic R&B hits, performing to packed houses throughout North America. Frank D’Angelo’s current ensemble is a fifteen piece group with a burning horn section, replete with some of Canada’s top musicians. Firmly rooted in rhythmic and soulful popular music, the group also embraces a wide range of musical styles – literally something for everyone. Frank D’Angelo and his band have garnered international recognition appearing alongside musical luminaries such as Tom Cochrane, Peter Frampton, Burton Cummings, “LoverBoy”, Gino Vanelli, “The Temptations”, “The Cowboy Junkies”, Alannah Myles and George Canyon. Favourite appearances include singing the national anthem at a variety of major sporting events, including Frank’s beloved hockey. Frank also takes great pride in the many appearances that he has made entertaining the Canadian Armed Forces.
Frank D’Angelo always appears onstage with boundless energy, holding forth with a repertoire of his original compositions combined with beloved popular music rendered in his distinctive R&B style. D’Angelo crosses all demographics with his wide appeal, delighting audiences of all ages and orientations. In March, 2007, Frank donated the proceeds of his debut single, “You Gotta Believe to Believe” towards breast cancer research and in 2008 he released his second recording Full Circle. Just in time for the 2009 holiday season, D’Angelo released his own version of the holiday classic “Silent Night“, which was followed up in 2010 with an original song for the holidays, “Let’s Celebrate” — donating all proceeds to charities providing support to the homeless.
Frank D’Angelo currently hosts his own hit late night chat and entertainment variety show “Being Frank” on CHCH TV in Canada (Friday nights at 1:00 AM), boasting guests and show business luminaries such as Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Tony Bennett, Graham Greene, Bill Fichtner, Kim Coates, Estella Warren, Bai Ling, Raggae Rapper Snow, Dan Hill, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan and many, many more. The show has a viewership of over 300,000 nationally in Canada, as well as huge popularity in the U.S. border markets including Seattle, Minneapolis, Buffalo, Rochester as well as cities in Maine, Vermont, North Dakota, Wyoming, etc.
Frank also has a large following on the web. His YouTube channel featuring his most recent music videos, “We Had a Good Run”, “You Gotta Believe to Believe”, “Bye, Bye Now” and “Kickin’ It” from the current Beautiful Now CD has generated over 2.6 million visitors to date.
The eclectic Frank D’Angelo is also an author – his autobiography Being Frank – The Inspiring Story of Frank D’Angelo is available internationally on Amazon.com, and is also available in the U.S. at Duane Reade Pharmacies in New York.