Songwriter and storyteller Frank Frikker of newly formed band Frank and The Fuse promises to light up Redlands Modern Country Music Club when he performs on April 28.
German-born Frikker left behind a 20 year career in large multi-national companies to pursue his love of music. After holding management positions, Frikker turned his back on the corporate world at the age of 50 to settle with his wife in Port Douglas, there renewing a long held love of music.
Whilst in Port Douglas, Frikker managed a local theatre, and contributed heavily to the arts and music scene, including producing local festivals and events such as Port Unplugged and Mapping the Heart (poetry, song, photography and dance).
In 2018, Frikker moved to Brighton and is a regular performer at local cafes and bars.
His new band includes Pete Hill on bass, Steve Bedford on lead guitar, and Clare Carrigan on keyboard and vocals.
" I finally found wonderful musicians happy to support me and my music. Arranging my new song ideas with such experienced and talented people is fun and inspiring," he said.
Influenced by the lyric driven Chanson style of France and Germany in the 70's and 80's as well as famous balladeering songwriters of the time such as Bob Dylan, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Neil Young and James Taylor, Frank and the Fuse will perform for Folk Redlands at the club at 226 Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, Thornlands. The afternoon will open with a two-hour blackboard from 1pm, followed by Frank and The Fuse. Walk-in blackboard performers are welcome, on a first in basis.
Entry is $3 for Folk Redland members and $5 for non members. Membership is $5 per year.
Folk Redlands is a not for profit club with a focus on bringing people together through music. Regular events are held on the third Sunday of the month. More on folkredlands.org
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