Please be Frank is the AKA of Dutch singer/songwriter Frank van den Ende. After having toured around the globe in diverse bands, Frank decided that it was time for something completely different. A solo project under the name: Please Be Frank.
Inspired by the possibilities of social media Frank has set up both a Facebook and a Twitter account to stay in touch with his fans. During the first half year of 2012 Frank released a free to download song every wednesday of the week. All of his Twitter and Facebook followers where able to download the song and get in touch with Please Be Frank his music.
In the meantime Please Be Frank started working on his live act. Accompanied by an 8 pieces band, Frank was selected to compete in “De Grote Prijs van Nederland”. A competition for talented songwriters from the Netherlands. Besides that Frank and his band performed on diverse venues in the Netherlands, both as main acts and support act. In May 2012 Please Be Frank performed as the support act of Danish singer/songwriter Tim Christensen and his band the Damn Crystals.
Through the use of Twitter and Facebook Please Be Frank his fanbase started expanding. More people started following and downloading Frank his songs and they started to show up at his performances. By the end of 2012 Please Be Frank made it to the finals of “De Grote Prijs van Nederland” which are held in Paradiso, Amsterdam on the 8th of December. Together with his band Frank is working on an EP which was released in the first week of December.
2013 will be the year of live performances and exposure for Please Be Frank. Both solo and with his band Frank will put all his effort in setting up a series of beautiful, enchanting and energetic live performances in which his music will come to it’s best rights
The Please Be Frank band:
Frank van den Ende: vocals + guitar
Daan van den Hurk: keys
Marnix Kuipers: guitar
Marc Vlierman: bass
Door Raeymaekers: percussion
Hannah Hoogland: Violin
Iris van Gogh: Violin
Christel Selhorst: Viola
Eva Firet: Cello