Franck Alba is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter music teacher and producer. Born in France but a resident of South London since the 1990’s, Franck has etched out a formidable portfolio, which includes recording with the seminal DJ/producer, Andrew Weatherall and with his own groups, Low Road and Fireflies (the latter’s music was recently featured in the popular BBC One tv series, ‘Killing Eve’).
As a member of the Anglo-French ghostrock group, Piano Magic, from 2002 to 2016, he toured numerous times across the Continent and played as far and wide as Moscow and Istanbul. He also featured on six of the band’s studio albums and a whole plethora of associated recordings, collaborating with the likes of Dead Can Dance, Low, John Grant and Vashti Bunyan.
Though he began studying violin at the age of six, Franck fell headfirst in love with guitars in his early teens. At 16, heavily influenced by artists such as The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, The Police and more, he formed his first bands, ‘Siamese Angels’ and ‘Something Else’ .
Before long, whilst studying at the jazz music school IMFP in Salon de Provence, he began playing professional concerts around his native south of France. On moving to London in the late 90’s, he joined various short-lived bands and cut his teeth playing extensively on the city’s buzzing live circuit. His most recent work includes recording sessions for Andrew Weatherall’s 2016, acclaimed solo album ‘Convenanza,’ various remixes and live performances with the Woodleigh Research Facility (WRF). He is currently collaborating with innumerable artists, singer-songwriters, film makers alongside working on his first solo album.