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chelaBOP [ back ] FOUNDING MEMBER
Songwriter | Rapper | Webmaster
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    chelaBOP a.k.a. Frank Singer

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    Instuments:
    Keyboards, Guitar, Guitar-Synth, Background Vocals, Hip Hop Lyrics, Sax

    Played on:
    Armed and Dangerous | Unity and Diversity | The World Today


  • Songs Written:
    Unity and Diversity (John Lennon Songwriting Contest - Finalist: World Category)
    4-20 Liberation Day
  • Songs Co-Written:
    Go Forward (with Preach Freedom)
    Money Don't Make It Right (with Mr. Chin, Preach Freedom, Kennedy)
    Who Gets The Money? (with Preach Freedom)
    Rio (with Kennedy, Enrique, Toe Jam)
    Lockdown (with Chilly J, Kennedy, Preach Freedom)
    Yagnimone Mama M' Bamba (with Preach Freedom, M'Baye, Kennedy, Baba Raymond)
  • Songs Not Yet Recorded:
    BMUC
    Rap Music
    Release Your Chains

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Frank was invited to join One World Tribe as the keyboard player during the group's formation. He began playing piano at age 9, added guitar two years later, and began performing professionally at age 16, giving him over 30 years of experience. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 1980, and studied guitar and piano with the legendary Charlie Banacos, teacher of Mike Stern and Jerry Bergonzi.

Singer performed in Boston for many years, playing mainstream and original jazz, blues, rock, country, R&B, Latin, reggae, folk and anything else that came his way. After moving to Northwestern Pennsylvania, he came to the attention of Kennedy Thompson, who approached him about a band he was planning. Two years later he called to begin scheduling rehearsals.

After playing keyboards and singing background vocals in the group for several years, Frank began adding guitar and saxophone to the mix. A long-time fan and devotee of Hiphop artist KRS-ONE, he introduced his rapping skills with KRS-ONE's "Beef", and began freestyling his own lyrics as chelaBOP shortly thereafter.

Singer married Mary Connerty in 1989 and they have a son named Ari. Frank teaches private lessons in guitar, bass, piano, voice, trap set (drums) and saxophone, and uses his computer skills to do everything from duplicating discs (including the OWT CDs) to building and maintaining websites.

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This Artist was selected for incusion in the Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour roster.
Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour
Funding may be available to support engagements in DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Contact PennPAT.org for more information.

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CDs Available:

Armed and Dangerous, One World Tribe's third CD Armed and Dangerous
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Unity and Diversity, The Classic Debut CD Unity and Diversity
Buy it

CD Downloads Available:

Armed and Dangerous, One World Tribe's third CD Armed and Dangerous
Buy it

The World Today, One World Tribe's second CD The World Today
Buy it

Unity and Diversity, The Classic Debut CD Unity and Diversity
Buy it

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Links:


www.franksinger.com
Frank's Web Site - Free Jazz mp3s, Original Sheet Music, CDs, Articles and more

www.onlinelessonswithfrank.com
Study Music Online with Frank Singer using Skype

www.jdhopkins.com
J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm Web Site - Collective Jazz-Fusion Improvisation

www.standards-1.com
Frank's Solo Jazz Guitar CD Web Site

www.catsabear.com
Cat's A Bear Web Site - Original Jazz and Jazz Standards from the Cats

www.jamalongcds.com
Jam Along CDs - Backing Tracks for Fun and Learning

www.toobigpower.com
Too Big Power Web Site - Original Rock and Roll

www.firstartrecords.com
First Art Records - Small Projects for the Independent Musician


CDs for Sale Online:

oFF tHE tOP: standards 1 - 12 Jazz Standards for Solo Jazz Guitar

Generations String Quartet - Classical Piece in Five Movements

Jam Along Blues CD - Eleven Blues Shuffle Backing Tracks




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