Captivating, intriguing, enlightening, quirky, and gifted…These are the characteristics of independent R&B/ Soul singer, songwriter, and producer, Frankie Parker. Parker’s highly anticipated freshman project, “Breezy”, solidifies her reception as one of Chicago’s premier R&B singers/songwriters. With such songs as, “Diamond in the Rough”, “Let It Go”, and “Peace, Love, and Wine”, Frankie Parker combines vulnerability, life lessons, and most importantly, love, to create the concept of”Breezy”. “Peace, Love, and Wine” is currently rotating on Chicago’s WVAZ 102.7 FM radio station and has received high accolades. “This is a hit- an ultimate steppers’ cut”, says V103’s DJ Eric E.T. Taylor. Frankie Parker’s mature lyrics and derivatively vintage voice serves as a promising concoction for a music career full of success and longevity.
“Breezy” is a melodic diary that illustrates the emotional changes one faces when dealing with marriage and its challenges. Writing twelve out of the thirteen songs on “Breezy”, Frankie paints vivid pictures, giving the listener an opportunity to envision themselves within the various characters described in each song. Frankie’s favorite song, entitled “Diamond in the Rough”, has received rave reviews internationally. LaToya Cross of N’DIGO Online Magazine describes “Diamond” as, “A vivid storyline of struggle…revealing the lyrically gritty…lf not paying close attention, one could miss the power in content.” Frankie camouflages its melancholy message with an energetic, Hip-hop driven arrangement. “Diamond in the Rough” is a prime example of Frankie Parker’s ability to create feel-good music without compromising its lyrical content.
Frankie has a natural niche for charming her audience through her stage performances. She shares stories that provoke laughter and intense thinking. She creates an experience that allows the viewer to feel every note that she sings. “Her show was awesome. She did her [thing] [for sure]—I’m feelin’ this joint”, says Philadelphia’s own DJ Russ. Since the age of 5, Frankie has been performing in front of an audience. She’s performed at the House of Blues, The Grand Ole’ Opry, Northern Illinois University, and many popular Chicagoland club venues. In 2011, she won the grand prize for the Femme Fatale M.C. Music Competition. Frankie Parker has had the opportunity to open for many artists including, Monte’ Jordan, Shai, Chante Moore, DelaSoul, and Syesha Mercado. Frankie has also had the opportunity to sing with such artists as Richard Smallwood, Byron Cage, and Mark Hubbard. In May 2014, Frankie Parker and her band, The Gentlemen, were featured as performing artists for an episode of the ground-breaking, Chicago-based television series, “The Soul Salon”. On October 2, 2014, Frankie Parker and Gentlemen performed live on Fox News’ “Good Day Chicago”.
Frankie’s musical education began at an early age. After years of involvement with the school choruses, bands, and church choirs, she decided to pursue a degree in vocal performance at Columbia College- Chicago. Frankie has also studied vocal performance at A&A Music Academy.
Recently, Frankie has teamed up with Soulistic 360 Studios to release her latest single, “I Just Wanna”. The reception has been vast and continues to grow on a daily basis. Inspired by the success of “Breezy”, Frankie has also initiated her own publishing company, M.O.M. (Mother of Miles) Publishing. She intends to expand her horizons in the music industry by becoming a well-known songwriter for artists all over the world.
Frankie Parker is expected to have a large impact on the urban music scene in Chicago, and eventually, the world. She is dedicated to perfecting her craft and continuing to write songs with substance and soul. When asked where she sees herself in five years, she confidently says, “I see myself on tour, with The Gentlemen, creating music for myself and others…You know, living the good life!”