Frankie Hart

Originally, Montreal, Quebec; Vancouver, BC; Toronto, ON

In 1967 I started a folk group called The Sirocco Singers with 2 friends in Montreal. We recorded and toured in Canada and the US, releasing a number of singles, and doing Radio and TV interviews. After that group ended, I formed a rock band called Freedom North with Bill Hill, Rick St. Jean, Les Leroux and Eddy kaye. We also recorded and toured in Canada and the US, and released an LP, out of which came our hit song "Dr. Tom"​. When I left that group, I worked solo playing guitar and piano in Montreal and Ontario, until joining up with 2 former members of Mashmakhan, Rayburn Blake and Brian Edwards, to form a band called Riverson. We recorded our album at Manta Sound in Toronto with Graham Lear as drummer, and later Michael Berman joined the group. Once again, recording and touring in Canada and the US, after releasing our LP and a few singles. When I moved to Vancouver in 1980, I worked as a singer and guitar player, and as a studio singer on a couple of projects. After moving to Toronto in 1986 I recorded multiple projects with Richard Citroen as the original voice of "Lola Dutronic". A few of our original songs were and are being used on television programs.

Then in the new millenium, I spent 7 years hosting a jazz jam at Birds and Beans, and then at The Gallery and Tartistry, all in Etobicoke, writing charts for the band and learning about jazz.

In July 2015, I sang and played guitar with Rayburn Blake as part of the Niagara Jazz Festival.

I continued to perform regularly at different venues like Musideum and the Tranzac in Toronto, with different artists, including Bob Cohen, David Woodhead, Doug Wilde, Ambrose Pottie doing different styles of music until the pandemic shut down live music. As soon as things open up, I'll be singing and playing, mostly around Toronto, and at present am writing songs and doing recording projects using my home recording set up.


Artist Track Title
Freedom North Sorry (Rick St. Jean, Bill Hill) ST
Freedom North Dr. Tom (Rick St. Jean, Bill Hill) ST
Freedom North Ordinary Man (Rick St. Jean) ST
Freedom North Take a Look at Me (Bill Hill, Al Nicholls) ST
Freedom North Seems to Me (Rick St. Jean, Bill Hill) ST
Freedom North Lonely Man (Rick St. Jean, Bill Hill, Les Leroux) ST
Freedom North Hey Carmen (R. Boileau) ST
Freedom North Gone Forever (Rick St. Jean, Bill Hill) ST
Freedom North Losing You (Rick St. Jean, Franki Hart, Eddy Kaye, Les Leroux) HEAVY ACID ROCK ST
Freedom North Vancouver (Rick St. Jean, Bill Hill) ST
Freedom North Fat Man Doctor Tom b/w Fat Man (picture sleeve)
Freedom North Franki's Song Gone Forever b/w Franki's Song
Riverson Clear Night ST
Riverson Winter Garden ST
Riverson Eleanor Rigby ST
Riverson Empty Sky ST
Riverson Stoney Day ST
Riverson Between the Lines ST
Riverson Medallion Castle ST
Riverson Can't Live Without You ST
Riverson I'll be There ST
Riverson Take Me ST
Riverson Hermit Glen ST
Riverson Eleanor Rigby Eleanor Rigby b/w Can't Live Without You (with insert)
Riverson Can't Live Without You Eleanor Rigby b/w Can't Live Without You (with insert)
Life Lifetime 1 (instrumental) ST
Life Desire ST
Life Hands of the Clock ST
Life Come Into Me ST
Life Lovin' Time ST
Life Lifetime 2 (instrumental) ST
Life Sweet Lovin' ST
Life Strawberry Fields ST
Life Ain't I Told You Before ST
Life Needing You ST
Life Hands of The Clock Hands of The Clock b/w Ain't I Told You Before (picture sleeve)
Hart, Frankie Let Me love You Let Me Love You
Wackers It's My Life Shredder
Wackers Put Myself To Sleep Shredder
Wackers Day and Night Shredder
Wackers Hey Lawdy Lawdy Shredder
Wackers I'll Believe In You Shredder
Wackers Eventually, Even You Even Me Shredder
Wackers Coming Apart Shredder
Wackers Beach Song Shredder


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