Gus And Frank
Gus And Frank
The duo would occasionally go to various open mic nights and play under the simple name of Gus & Frank. Over the next year they entertained punters from the Village Bell in St. Kilda to the Barley Corn in Collingwood. It was at one of these open mic nights that the duo caught the attention of Dick Vines, a man with a very real talent for being able to “sell ice to the Eskimos”.
He urged the guys to “ditch the drum machine and get a ‘real’ band together,” and soon became the band’s manager. Since then the 5-piece band (still named Gus and Frank) have invaded the music scene with an extraordinary mix of pulsing bass riffs, catchy melodies and mischievous vocals. Frank takes his audience on a mesmerising journey of “twisted tales of love gone wrong, psychotic serial killers and deviate fairytale characters.” Gus and Frank’s cult following, which has been growing since their days at open mic nights, propelled their first single ‘So Entertaining’ to the top of request shows and music charts across the country including Triple J and Nova 100. The unusual support of an unsigned band brought a sell out tour and live performances on Channel Ten’s ‘The Panel’ and Channel V, among others. The band’s next three singles also achieved radio success and their album ‘Confessions of a Rooftop Killer’ became one of the highest selling independent releases of 2003.
This success propelled ‘So Entertaining’ into Triple J’s Hottest 100. In 2004 Gus and Frank released their second album ‘I’d Rather Be a Bass Player’. This album has the same fun attitude that fans have come to expect, but it also has a progression is sound that took the band to the next level The first single from the album, ‘Wonderful Life’ hit radio stations in march, leading to another successful national tour. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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