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Packed Summer 2016!

Oud pic

2016 started strong, folks! 7 US runs already, 2 Canada runs, 2 international runs (Egypt, Austria). I just got back from Switzerland yesterday and starting on Thursday, I head to Asia (Philippines, Thailand, Singapore). Then Hawaii is on the books, 2 shows on the East Coast, and New Zealand by the end of August… Then at least 3 more US runs by November are already announced! I also have a few very exciting shows in LA with both old and new faces, as well as some solid studio work where I hope to put my mando, oud, bass and other ukuleles to good use.

I wanna thank Godlyke and Carr for recently sending me amazing gear, which I’m still wrapping my head (and fingers) around. Also thanking LsL for my trusty T-Bone who never lets me down, and all my other endorsers who you’ll find on my About page, whose gear makes my job that much better.

Don’t forget to follow me on www.instagram.com/johannfrank, as well as on www.twitter.com/johannfrank for timely updates!

Peace -Johann

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New Endorsement


I am proud to be endorsing Aguilar Bass Amplifiers as of December 2014! After years playing bass live and in the studio I decided to step it up a notch and ally with the best in the business – Aguilar make truly amazing gear and it’s an honor to be part of that family. Visit www.aguilaramp.com

With 30+ dates with Engelbert Humperdinck in the first 5 months of 2015 (www.engelbert.com/tour), along with many other endeavors, this New Year is looking great. Also my dear and talented friends Chyler Leigh and Nathan West just released a cover of “Falling Slowly” with arrangements and guitars by yours truly: https://soundcloud.com/westleigh-1/falling-slowly-cover

Stay tuned for more updates and news!

mustang bass

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News May 2014


Hey guys! So far this year has taken me touring all over the USA and Europe; a highlight was rehearsing with the BBC Orchestra for an upcoming performance with Engelbert Humperdinck at the London Palladium. His duet album, “Engelbert Calling“, on which I did some recording and vocal producing work is also out now.

Lulu Gainsbourg‘s album is about to come out. It features exciting duets such as M, and Anne Hathaway! It is an honor to have recorded on all the tracks. The Single is available now here: http://lulugainsbourg.artiste.universalmusic.fr More about this soon.

I have been fortunate to keep working with East of Eli; the EP, which I co-produced, co-wrote recorded and sang on, is out now: https://soundcloud.com/east-of-eli . We are currently in the progress of working on the LP. Our few performances at House of Blues, Boardners (Los Angeles area), Chez André and The SoHo House (New York area) have been a great success and we can’t wait to see where this all leads!

Stay tuned for more updates, in the meantime here is my touring schedule with Engelbert Humperdinck until the rest of the year – more dates with other artists to come soon.

Casino Regina, Regina, SK, Canada, June 11, 2014

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 12, 2014

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 13, 2014

South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC, Canada, June 14, 2014

Kewadin Casino, Sault Sainte Marie, MI, July 17, 2014

Grand Casino Hinckley, Hinckley, MN, July 18, 2014

Chautauqua Institute Amphitheatre, Chautauqua, NY, August 15, 2014

Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemore, CA, August 28, 2014

Peppermill Concert Hall, Wendover, NV, August 29, 2014

Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Reno, NV, August 30, 2014,

River Rock Casino, Richmond, BC, Canada, September 12-13, 2014

Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, CA, September 18, 2014

Morongo Casino Resort, Cabazon, CA, September 19, 2014

Segerstrom kCenter for the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA, September 20, 2014

American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA, October 10, 2014

Theatre at Westbury, Westbury, NY, October 11, 2014

Park Theatre, Cranston, RI, October 12, 2014

Bergen PAC, Englewood, NJ, October 14, 2014

The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA, October 15, 2014

The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, October 17, 2014

Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, NY, November 06, 2014

The State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, November 09, 2014

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Fantastic End Of The 2013

1Hello all, it’s a busy end of the year for me! I got to record guitar on the upcoming Venezuelan movie “Papita Maní Tostón”, which is making a lot of noise in the Spanish speaking market. With Engelbert we ended a very successful show in Nashville 2 days ago, tying up a great tour throughout the midwest. And I am off to London next week to record Lulu Gainsbourg’s second album.

His first album was an homage to his father, Serge Gainsbourg, which featured wonderful duets with people such as Iggy Pop, Scarlett Johansson and Vanessa Paradis. This will be his debut original album and I am delighted to bring my expertise for all guitars, along with an amazing rhythm section made in UK.

After this I will be going straight to South East Asia with Engelbert Humperdinck, on a tour that will take us throughout the region and also to Europe.Therefore, this qualifies for a Fantastic End Of The Year! All the best and stay tuned for updates.

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May 2013 update – Australia, Europe and US dates


June 29 – Auckland, New Zealand

July 03 – Newcastle Australia

July 05 – Brisbane, Australia

July 08 – Melbourne, Australia

July 10 – Sydney, Australia

July 13 – Perth, Australia

July 27 – Las Vegas, NV

August 03 – Reno, NV

August 04 – Burbank, CA

August 11 – Hasselt, Belgium

September 06 – Biloxi, MS

September 07 – Robinsonville, MS

September 11 – St. Petersburg, FL

 September 14 – Myrtle Beach, SC

September 27 – Prior Lake, MN

September 28 – Thunder Bay, ONT Canada

October 06 – Lancaster, PA

October 08 – Red Bank, NJ

October 11 – Verona, NY

October 12 – Atlantic City, NJ

October 13 – Westbury, NY

November 05 – Rockford, IL

November 06 – Detroit, MI

November 10 – Nashville, TN

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