Press


No Depression

“Viele’s true strength lies in letting you into his world with vivid storytelling. The tracks alternate seamlessly between jazzy versus more “nitty-gritty” blues while all staying relatable, through a constant theme of “romance gone wrong.” ~ Pia Finnigan


The Alternate Root

“Frank Viele has a street growl. His is the kind of voice you hear on a city corner, some guy with a guitar and a story that grabs you enough to miss crossing with the light.” ~Danny


Relix Magazine

“Video Premiere: Frank Viele Enlists Joe Bonamassa and Tim Palmieri for “Broken Love Song”

 


Howl Magazine

“The Soulful, Gravely Voiced Sincerity that Frank Viele is Hooking Audiences with Up and Down the East Coast is Nice To Hear Pumping Through Your Stereo. But Live Hes Transcendent!” ~ Rita Savard


Ink 19

“If this is the direction of indie pop, I’m back on board!” ~ Carl F Gauze


Rust Magazine

“Fall Your Way is a rock-solid classic rock album from beginning to finish. It heralds back to days when all you needed was a groovy song and a sunny day for everything to be alright with the world.” ~ Eric Peterson


Moments In Sound

“Listening to him sing, you knew his conviction was truth!” ~ Teresa Burke


The Low Down – NY

“Viele may be from the north, but he’s got a southern blues rock sensibility” ~Flora Theden


The Blues and Roots Music Blog

“Easy Money”, is a catchy, soul-blues number that will have your fingers and feet snapping and tapping along” ~Marty


Kingston Music Review

“I can’t even begin to explain how sweet sounding the guitar work is!” ~ Matt


Axs.com

“Frank Viele sings with such urgency that it is as if his very soul hangs in the balance of every note. His ravaged, blue collar vocals convey a poignant desperation. But he’s not a victim, he’s a victor, an advocate for surviving, a champion to all who have sacrificed and struggled just to get by” ~ Allen Foster


Pittsburgh In Tune

“Viele’s soulful vocals anchor the 13-track, 45-minute slab, giving a nice funky blues vibe to each and every song.” ~ Jeffrey Sisk


Palace of Rock

“Easy Money” showcases Frank Viele’s smooth combination of 60’s soul, 70’s rock, and modern pop delivering a “70’s Era Steely Dan Esque” swagger that instantly catches your ears.” ~Kaj Roth


Music News & Reviews

“With his four piece, pedal to the floor band behind him, Viele went on to belt like a demon possessed through all of his original numbers.” ~Bill Copeland


Nashville Music News

“Very much the Everyman of Singer-Songwriters, Viele mixes dry wit with a fiercely soulful delivery” ~Dan Harr


JP’s Music Blog

“You feel the passion in Frank Viele’s voice”


MyJoog

“If you enjoy the funky side of blues, then check our New England based Frank Viele and his latest release Fall Your Way.” ~Todd Godbout


The Alternate Root

“Frank Viele is a musical chameleon on Fall Your Way, his vocals the common ground. He is the street survivor, never falling victim to the night or the hearts that litter boulevards and boardwalks.” ~ Danny


The Examiner

“When Viele pulled out the Ukulele, plugged it in, began tuning it, then Peters came in, then Mirando, then there might have been divine intervention and Otis Redding whispering into Viele’s ear and sitting next to him. That’s how good they were, producing another one of those moments that sent chills down your back” ~ Michael Brooks


Blogcritics

“The music is a mix of rock, soul, and blues that simply works. When I listen to it on CD, it’s a group I’d kill to listen to perform live. And after hearing Acoustic Vudu, I think I’ll have to double the bounty.” ~ Brian Fitzpatrick


Blue Addicted – Planet Blues

“FALL YOUR WAY showcases the Connecticut singer-songwriter’s signature whiskey shot, bluesy vocals over the “constant strum” guitar style he picked up as a young teenager tailgating in the parking lots of Dave Matthews Band concerts.”


Live For Live Music

“Emerging from the New England scene, singer/songwriter Frank Viele has been surrounded by music for his whole life, and continues to press the boundaries in the live setting with an incredible band.” ~Dave Melamed


The Big Takeover

“Given Viele’s predilection as a teen for busking in parking lots at Dave Matthews Band concerts, it’s not surprising that Fall has piled up plaudits befitting his prominent protégé.” ~ Mark Suppanz


The Blues Report

“An almost Don Henley feel… sweet and simple.” ~ B-Man


Livewell

“His powerful voice, relaxing vibe, and eclectic style make for a journey in every song, and allow the listener to get lost in the story that Viele is telling.”  ~ Shannon Livewell


Bill Copeland Music News

“Viele came up with one of New England music scene’s best albums with this Fall Your Way CD. It’s balance of forcefulness and tenderness impresses throughout, and Viele has a unique sound that could carry him far.” ~ Bill Copeland


Unionville Times

“Viele has music embedded in his DNA!” ~Denny Dyroff


Charged FM

“Frank’s actually one of the funniest dudes I’ve met up here in New York.”


Live Music News & Reviews

“A hard working blue collar songsmith”