Great City was played on 68 college stations across the U.S. Canada and Europe. It was in the top 10 of many CMJ rated stations. The first album, self titled, was played on the L.A. based alternative rock station KROQ.
The Great City sound is about the merging of Franki's vocals and melodies with Grayson's music and beats (co-artist in Great City). Both artists had the ability to create sounds that moved you, emotionally as well as rhythmicly. And despite the electronicness of the sounds the music is well crafted and well produced. A good listen.
Great City (1st album) "Doomsday visions from a talented duo. Grayson Wray backs Franki's artfully tuneless vocals with synth stabs, guitar licks and drum machine rhythms that tick like time bombs. Wray constructs his accompaniments carefully, even throwing in an occasional jazz chord where other electro-rockers may stick to open fifths.".............
BD, In Review section, KEYBOARD magazine
FRANKI BAAZ HAS BEEN NOMINATED 2 TIMES THIS YEAR FOR BEST ALTERNATIVE ROCK BAND 2005
Franki Baaz has been nominated 2 times this year for Best Alternative Rock Band 2005. Once by Los Angeles Music Awards and once by Rock City News. To vote for Franki on the Rock City News nomination go to; http://www.rockcitynews.com/awards/ballot05b.html and put in your vote today!!!
"You are a tremendous talent Franki Baaz. You have my vote, that's for sure.......Big Al", Al Bowman, Los Angeles Music Awards 11/25/05