The longtime former lead
singer of Boston presents an amazing show with all the hits! He's joined
by fellow former Boston member Anthony Cosmo, with 6 on stage total.
Fran Cosmo is best known
as a former lead singer of the band Boston. Cosmo performed in Boston tours
from 1994 to 2004, and currently performs in the band Fran Cosmo, a former
singer of BOSTON along with Anthony Cosmo - 8 year veteran, songwriter,
lead guitar player and vocalist of Boston, Bernie Garzio (bass), Mick Brooks
on guitar, Mark Hoyt (keys), and Joe Schrum on drums.
was first featured on Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau’s self titled solo
album in 1980, a prelude to the formation of Orion the Hunter in 1983.
Orion the Hunter released an album in 1984 on Columbia Records, which yielded
a hit single “So You Ran”, featuring the sky-high vocals which prompted
Cosmo’s entrance to Boston in 1993.
In 1994, Fran
Cosmo was featured as the sole lead vocalist on the Multi-Platinum Boston
disc Walk On, which reached #7 on the Billboard Charts and produced three
hit singles, including “I Need Your Love”, which climbed to #4 Mainstream
Rock Chart, in spite of the growing popularity of the Seattle-Driven grunge
return to Boston, the two shared vocals in concert, where Delp said Cosmo
covered “the really tough high parts.” In 1997, Cosmo was again featured
on Boston’s ‘Greatest Hits’ Album, and took an even larger role in the
2002 album Corporate America, with the addition of co-production to his
credits as vocalist.
was originally formed in the mid 1990’s shortly after Fran’s return from
Boston’s highly anticipated 1994 Walk On tour. The group experimented within
the realm of Post-Grunge and Brit-Pop which controlled the radio, and it
was in this time period that the group recorded several songs which would
eventually be released on Boston’s “Corporate America” Album. On January
13, 1999, Tom Scholz, Brad Delp and Fran Cosmo appeared on Rockline Radio
to debut two of these songs; concurrently introducing Anthony Cosmo as
the newest member of Boston. The new material included an extended version
of Cosmo’s “Turn it Off’ (which lacked several guitar and organ solos found
in the final cut) and ‘Someone’, which featured Brad Delp on vocals. However,
masterfully edited and 80’s guitar-laced versions of Cosmo’s “Turn it Off”,
“Cryin’” and “Stare Out Your Window” would ultimately appear on Corporate
America as a massive departure from the rest of the songs on the disc.
subsequent Corporate America tour, Fran and Anthony departed from the band
and re-formed Fran Cosmo, a former singer of BOSTON in its current form.