Franché Coma

Born: 
08/17/1957
City: 
Lodi
Region: 
NJ
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1970's-present
Instruments: 
Guitar
Associated Artists: 

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Franché Coma (born Frank Licata) is an American guitarist who has spent most of his life in Lodi, New Jersey. He is best known as the original guitarist for The Misfits. His first recording was a special acetate/single with Mike Morance in 1974. In the fall of 1977, he joined The Misfits as their first guitarist. All of Franché guitar works with the band was recorded in February 1978 during the famous Static Age sessions.

He left the band in November 1978. He went on to play guitar with Mike Morance for the band Active Ingredients. At present, Franché is still living in Lodi with his wife and four children. In 2006, Franche` appeared with the current incarnation of the Misfits at Tony Bennett's studio complex in Englewood, New Jersey to perform three songs from the Static Age LP.

Currently he is collaborating with Mr. Jim, who was the drummer alongside of Franche` for the Static Age sessions.