Franklin’s Wheel creates music that takes you on a journey, through
various moods, sounds and textures—from soothing ambiance to dynamic
crescendos and percussive, upbeat grooves. The music created by
Franklin's Wheel is filtered through influences that include Miles Davis,
Steely Dan, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, and Santana. The
band’s music is arranged to allow room for musical freedom and
exploration, so no two Franklin’s Wheel performances are alike.
Franklin’s Wheel is a jazz/rock fusion jam band from Miami, FL,
featuring Juan Gil on vocals, Mike Matthews on guitar, Brian Smith on
keyboard, Jian Beckford on bass, Robert Barcelo on drums, and Rey
"Conga" Diaz on percussion. The band was born out of a desire to
explore jazz/rock fusion in a contemporary alternative rock/jam band
format that pays homage to the rootsy fusion sound of the 1970s. The
band members are all seasoned veterans of the South Florida music
scene and beyond, and bring their diverse influences together in a
unique blend of styles.
Currently Franklin’s Wheel is working on their debut album, to be
released soon. You can find the band performing at various venues
throughout South Florida and beyond.