back after a break !
  • From : United Kingdom
  • Joined : Fri 28th Mar 2008, 11 years ago

About Me

My names Frank Watts, I'm a musician/composer/sound manipulator running a small label (Six Sixty Recordings) for the past 15+ years. Producing music of a cinematic kind combining influences from an eclectic range of genres (Trip Hop, Electronica, Post-Punk, DnB, Northern Soul, Noise-Rock). Two main studio projects at the moment are Casino Burn and Tool of the Man. I have a new cd which is available for free, entitled 'Selected Recordings 2006 - 2011' to get a free copy simply go to and follow the on screen instruction. By the way, this is an actual cd (remember them) not a download album.

Instruments I play

Guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion, sampler, cocktail shaker.

Software I Use

FL Studio 10
Steinberg Sequel
Magix Music Maker 17 Premium
A variety of plug-ins (Kore Player, Kontakt 4, Cakewalk Studio Instruments, EZ drummer)

Hardware I Use

M-Audio keystation 61es
Kawai K1
Tannoy monitors
Line 6 Toneport UX2
Beyerdynamic DT100 headphones
Fostex FD8 multitrack
Gibson guitar
Fender bass
Various drum machines (Alesis SR-16 etc)
A ton of FX pedals

Listening To Right Now

Red Snapper, DJ Food, Turbonegro, Sleep, U.K Subs, The Cravats, U.N.K.L.E, Fucked Up, John Barry, Portishead, Graham Day and the Gaolers, The Who, Slint, Social Distortion, Tom Waits, Howie B, Battles, Mogwai.

10 Favourite Albums

In no particular order:

1. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
2. Girls Against Boys - Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby
3. The Dust Brothers - Fight Club Soundtrack
4. The Who - Quadrophenia Soundtrack
5. The Pixies - Doolittle
6. Tangerine Dream - The Force Majeure
7. Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come find yourself
8. Dead Kennedys - Fresh fruit
9. The Clash - London Calling
10. The Jam - All Mod Cons

The list changes all the time ! But the above are probably some of my faves.

My Influences / Fav Artists

Trans Am
Barry Adamson
Massive Attack
Sonic Youth
60's/70's cinematic music
John Barry
Girls Against Boys
Northern Soul
Steroid Maximus
The Fall
Death in Vegas
Dust Brothers
New Wet Kojak

My Music Sounds Like

I like a wide spectrum of genres/artists, so I tend to pull my influences from alot of different places. Most of my music is instrumental and veers towards the cinematic/soundtrack genre. As to what it sounds like, I'd rather let the listener decide.

In My Other Life I ...

High roller.