We had the good fortune of connecting with Frankie Siragusa and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Frankie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I think I really wanted to be involved with helping build a community of like-minded creatives. All of the various elements involved with record making are important to me and could have been achieved working for other entities that are already established. In some ways that might have been easier. But the community aspect, being able to create a vibe, seemed most appealing to me. And since starting my own recording studio would also facilitate the record making process, but on my terms, was a bonus.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think the element that really aided me in building a career within the music industry is seeing the various contacts I’d make as relationship building and as being a component within some type of community. That translates to the art. When you collaborate with others, if you genuinely care about that person as if we are part of the same team, it informs how you interface. It effects your intentions, and I just feel everything really blossoms from there. It definitely was not easy moving to LA with zero music contacts, zero credits of any notable status, and building those relationships from scratch. But the result has been so gratifying. I love my collaborators, they all become friends really, and the community feel of it all really prevents this from feeling like any other career.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would have offered to take them to Avenue 26 Tacos in Highland Park, but that’s since been shut down. I love Gloria’s or Chico’s in Highland Park. Home State or Guidado’s is a great option. La Cuevita is a great cocktail bar in Highland Park as well. I loved the Black Boar in Eagle Rock but that’s since closed as well. Maybe go for a hike in Elysian Park. Burgers at Father’s Office. If they are not from California, In N Out is an obvious one. Maybe hit up LACMA. And of course Amoeba Records!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
St Eris Media
St Eris Media (for all) Kristina Dawn (bass photo)