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The FX Project is a hard working blues band formed in 2003. Never losing site of the early efforts of the masters, they draw upon the soul and passion of Chicago, Texas and the Delta for their sound. In addition to preserving the blues via clubs, festivals, concerts and "juke joints," the band has shared the stage with such blues greats as Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Castro, and Little Ed and the Blues Imperials.

Cornel Bogdan, host of "Tangled Up In Blues" said about the FX Project:

"To One & All: The FX Project...What awesome musicians! On the 'we're pretty' meter, these guys are a solid 1.5. On the 'bad ass blues' meter, these guys are a 9.5...and climbing!

I've been working with Fran & the boys for quite awhile. They are as consistent & professional as any band I've ever worked with! Have a gig? The FX Project will make it come alive!

I've heard a lot of so-called 'blues' bands try to handle the likes of The Allman Brothers or Freddie King. The results are usually a train wreck. Not with The FX Project...They turn classic cover songs up a notch. Any artist (living or dead) would be proud of The FX Project handling one of their tunes!

Give 'em a whirl. You'll be glad you did. These guys got "The Blues Power."


Cornel Bogdan
(He is the host of the weekly radio show "Tangled Up In Blues" heard on WNCD / WKBN Youngstown, Ohio.) http://www.tangledupinblues.biz


Festivles and Concerts

The FX Project has performed at a variety of festivles and concdrts throughout the area.

  • 3nd Annual Mahoning River Blues Festival, Youngstown, OH

  • 8th Annual Liver Abuse Festival, Transfer, PA

  • 9th Annual Police Memorial Motorcycle Rally, Southest Harley, Cleveland, OH

  • Bike Night Outdoor Concert Series,

  • Quaker Steak and Lube, Sharon, PA

  • Blues Challenge Moonlight Lounge, Erie, Pa.

  • Blues Society of Western PA

  • Cinco de Mayo Party, Hermitage, PA

  • Concert Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of West Middlesex, PA

  • Greenville's 175th Summer Concert Series in the ampitheatre at Riverside Park, Greenville, PA

  • Judge Morley Pavilion, Milcreek Park, Boardman, OH

  • North East Wine Festival, Concert Appeared on the Main Stage, Noth East, PA

  • Poker Run Kick-Off, Mahoning River Bikes & Blues Blast, Biketown, Austintown OH

  • Riverplex Stage 3, 11 S. Mill St. New Castle, PA

  • Sharon Regional Health Care System's "Rockin at the Pointe" at Lynden Point, Hermitage, PA

  • Tangled up in Blues Winter Blues Festival, Youngstown, OH

  • The Chevy Centre, 4th Annual Mahoning River Bike & Blues Blast, Youngstown, OH

  • The Foggy Blues Festival with Billy Price Band & The FX Project At Seven Springs, PA

  • The Warren Amphitheatre, Warren, OH

  • The Hermitage Arts Festival

  • The Sharon Blues Festival, Sharon, PA

  • Thunder in the Cascades, Lawrence County Fairgrounds, PA

  • Transfer Harvest Home Festival Western PA Blues Festival


The band has strong ties to the community and has performed at various benefit functions and benefit concerts throughout Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio areas including:

  • Benefit for Ed Loyd, Tully's Irish Pub, Sharon, PA
  • Benefit for Children's Center in Howland, Power House Bar, Warren OH
  • Benefit for Sharon's Basketball & Softball programs, Sharon, PA
  • Coats for Kids benefit, Hubbard, OH
  • Keystone Blind Association Fundraiser, Hermitage, PA
  • The Heart Association ball in Tiffany Manor, Brookfield, OH The Kevin Flowers Memorial Benefit


Here are some links to audio and/or video from past performances:

Band CD: FX Project CD Bustin' Out



The band has appeared at various venues throughout Western PA and Eastern OH:

  • 804 Tavern, Sharon, PA
  • 8th Annual Liver Abuse Festival, Transfer, PA
  • Avalon Gardens, Youngstown, OH
  • Avalon Country Club at Buhl Park, Sharon, PA
  • B&T Scooter's Lounge, Conneaut Lake,
  • Bike Night, Sharon, PA
  • Biketown, Austintown OH
  • Billy's Black & Gold, Sharon, PA
  • Buzzy's, Hermitage, PA
  • Charlie B's Bar & Grille, Mercer, PA
  • Chestnut Street Cafe, Sharon, PA
  • Chevy Centre, Youngstown, OH
  • Clark House, Clark, PA
  • Corinthian, Sharon, PA
  • D'Avanzo's Italian Grille, Hermitage, PA
  • Draw Bar, Greenville, PA
  • Farone Bros. Lounge, West Middlesex, PA
  • Gateway Tavern, Greenville, PA
  • Hermitage Arts Festival, Rod White Park, Hermitage PA
  • Inn 62, Hermitage, PA
  • Jughandle, Transfer, PA
  • JW's Other Club, West Middlesex, PA
  • La Isla, Hermitage, PA
  • Lanai, Boardman, OH
  • Lawrence County Fairgrounds, New Castle, PA
  • Leftheris Taveren Masury, OH
  • Yankee Lake Bike Night Season Opener, Brookfield, OH
  • Yankee Lake Ballroom, Brookfield. OH
  • Youngstown Crab Company, Fat Tuesday Party, Youngstown, OH
  • Mahoning River Blues Festival, Youngstown, OH
  • Michael O'Malleys, Youngstown, OH
  • Moondogs, Western Pa. Blues Challenge, Blawnox, PA
  • Moonlight Lounge, Erie, PA
  • NoNames Bar & Grille Sharon, Pa
  • PA Benefit for Ed Loyd, Tully's Irish Pub, Sharon, PA
  • PA ABATE (Mercer County)
  • Tom Manbeck Freedom Run, New Virginia Park, Hermitage, PA
  • Papa Louie's, Brookfield, OH
  • Penn Ohio Bike Night, Yankee Lake, Brookfield, OH
  • Power House Bar, Warren OH
  • Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon, PA
  • Radisson Inn, West Middlesex, PA
  • Razzie's, Hermitage, PA
  • Riverplex Stage 3, New Castle, PA
  • Sharon VFW, Sharon, PA
  • Southest Harley in Cleveland, OH
  • Stevenson Inn, Masury, OH
  • Sugar Shack, Sharon, PA
  • Tangled Up in Blues Concert with Big Mike Griffin
  • The Lake Tavern, Mecca, OH
  • The Corinthian, Sharon, PA
  • Thunder in the Cascades,
  • Thunder Harley Davidson, Sharon, PA
  • Tully's, Sharon, PA
  • Villanova Inn, New Castle, PA
  • Volant VFW, Volant, PA
  • Warren Amphitheatre, Downtown Warren OH
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