Frank Freeman is a loaded pistol in the South African music scene. Anxiously waiting to be set off into the ears of Mzansi's music lovers. His latest project entitled Frank Freeman is steadily becoming the live act to experience. With playlisted songs on most campus stations and a variety of online stations, people are starting to take notice of the extremely capable 21 year old from Free State who's armed with a guitar and soulful songs that take you to a land were groove is king.
In mid September 2014 Frank launched his online of release his first body of work as a solo artist in the form of an EP titled ART BROKEN (artwork on previous page) as well as a music video for the single “High Life”. Written and produced by himself with Mike Sims engineering it at The Planet Art studios.
“High Life” music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI-NZCxjsbc
ART BROKEN - https://frankfreemanmusic1.bandcamp.com/album/art-broken
As endorse of Elixir Strings and AKG microphones Frank has also worked with Sheldon Yoko (drummer for Die Heuwels Fantaties) doing clinics around Cape Town and planning to take it on the road the first half of 2015.
Performing with a full band since 2011, Frank Freeman has shared the stage with many artists. From Francois van Coke, Valiant Swart, Karin Zoid to artists like Arno Carstens, Jesse Jordan, Blackbyrd, Sannie Fox, Lucy Kruger and many more with whom Frank has worked with as both solo artists and session guitarist.
Setting his sights on a bigger audience, Frank has worked hard on settling himself in the Cape Town scene establishing the band as a must see live act and is now ready to take it all over the country for the first time as solo artist.
He's also performed at some of
SA's biggest festivals like VryFees (FS), MK By Die Dam (JHB), the legendary Splashy Fen (KZN) Synergy Live in Cape Town and is set make his Oppikoppi debut this year.
With a background much like that of a wunderkind, Frank has travelled internationally representing the country as a musician at the early age of 14. Still in his teens, he also formed part of a school band playing “boere musiek” that was nominated for a South African Traditional Music Award. But a magnet as strong as rock 'n roll forced Frank to gravitate toward the guitar. Playing in the band Colour Blind (who won Rockspaaider in 2009) Frank along with his band mates picked up two MK Awards nominations and had two music videos on the MK Top Ten chart in 2010.
Frank also works as a session musician and has worked with great names including Arno Carstens, Blackbyrd, Ryno Velvet Louise day and many more. He's also played in house bands sharing the stage with artists like Vusi Mahlasela, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Valiant Swart and many more.
Frank's goal in this industry filled with upcoming projects is to make people really listen. Strongly believing that an artist's role in society is to have something to say and make people see the world with their eyes and ears open, Frank strives to create music that evokes emotion and forces the listener to feel something due to his belief in the transformation quality in music. Pretty advanced for a 21 year old, but his live shows will prove that there's bite behind the bark and that this young artist is as soulful and philosophical as his music.
Frank Freeman endorses Elixir Strings and AKG Electronics.