Darren Nurick arrived in Australia in March 1995, and formed Frank in 1996. They produced a self-titled debut EP with Eddie Parise (Baby Animals) in 1999, which received airplay on all major radio stations.
1999 saw Frank touring on the strength of their new EP, playing major venues in Sydney, including The Basement, Harbourside Brasserie, Hard Rock Cafe and Melbourne’s Esplanade Hotel. 1999 also saw Frank interviewed on Channel 10’s Ground Zero with Ugly Phil and Jackie O.
All this work took its toll, so the band decided to take a break for six months. It was at this time the rhythm section left Frank to play covers overseas. Darren took this opportunity to explore other players. Recording in his home studio, Darren played with a variety of different musicians; writing, recording, demo’ing and then pre-producing the new album.
At this time Darren entered one of his demos in to the Australian National Songwriters contest, achieving a top ten placement, further cementing his drive to succeed.
After many wonderful months of hard work and constant missions, funds were organised to finance Frank’s debut single ‘Safety’.
“I’d like to get across somehow, my positive attitude towards everything I do. I’m so sick of the melancholy muso image. I’m an optimist, dreamer and a realist rolled into one. I believe in treating people how you’d expect to be treated, look out for your fellow man.”
Look out for their upcoming album.