Close Frankie Banali is a mainstay in the history of rock rhythm. His work with Quiet Riot was for millions of people, a first introduction into the world of heavy metal through songs like "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Bang Your Head." These classics have become modern standards in the genre.
Banali's hard hitting, deep pocket, heavy approach to rhythm met with his dedication to never 'phoning" any performance in, has kept the Quiet Riot banner waving throughout the world for more than thirty years. His approach and talents have also been tapped at various points in his career by legends like WASP, Billy Idol, Glenn Hughes and Pat Thrall among many others.
Frankie Banali worked with acclaimed art team SceneFour. For more than a decade, SceneFour has focused on the collaboration and release of art collections crafted from the performance of acclaimed drummers and guitarists, showcasing their releases in the finest galleries around the world
Crafted over the last 6 months, Spirits I-VII showcases a unique visual side to the artistic legacy of Frankie Banali. Working with Sumi inks and Washi paper, Banali has focused an extraordinary amount of time crafting an unprecedented abstract approach that fuses the influences of traditional minimalism, abstract expressionism and Japanese brush stroke techniques into his own signature style.
"It's interesting that art teaches me so much about myself. Washi paper can be difficult and delicate to work with as is the Sumi ink because you have to execute the strokes rather rapidly dependent on the ink saturation in the brush. But truly, the paper is the foundation, the Sumi ink is the language, the brush is the vehicle, but the mind creates the art, the imagery, the emotion."