Happy Christmas from The Frank and Walters
What better way to relax after a gig than to dress festively and pose near a decorated plant wearing shades! Thanks for all the support during the year and to the lunatics who made it to the gig last night in The Pavilion in Cork.
Happy Christmas folks x
This Friday night will see a clash of the Table Tennis Titans: The Frank and Walters’ Paul Linehane takes on Red FM’s Dave Mac in a table tennis match held in Curran’s Restaurant.
This showbiz showdown has been on the cards for months now with both contenders eager to clinch the crown of Cork’s greatest table-tennis champion. The trash-talking first began on this very blog when Dave Mac became aware of Paul’s ping-pong prowess as demonstrated during the recording of The Franks’ new album “Grenwich Meantime” in The Factory in Dublin. Having beaten the rest of the band senseless Paul began to destroy the confidence of “Once” director John Carney.
Paul’s success just made Dave Mac hungrier for a faceoff and he raised the notion of a showdown on his show on Red FM. The competition gained more ground at The Franks’ acoustic show on Spike Island in September where Dave Mac was the MC. But the fateful day has now arrived.
On Friday 24th of November Dave Mac will play Paul in Curren’s restaurant at 8pm with the winner being awarded the honour of singing seminal Frank’s song After All at The Christmas Show on Dec 23rd in The Pavillion (tickets available here)
For your chance to win 2 tickets to the Table Tennis Death-match (and a few drinks and snacks!) simply log onto the Franks Facebook page here and like the deathmatch status!
This week the lads took a short break from recording and table tennis to rehearse for a special acoustic gig in the Bowery on Sunday 10th July. It’s a special gig for a few reasons really…..
Firstly, it’s the first time the band will be using 3 part harmonies. An interesting thing about acoustic gigs is that the songs get completely stripped back. There’s no distortion or drums crying for attention. Just acoustic guitars, piano and voices. It’s a great opportunity to experiment with harmonies and instrumentation.
Secondly, the band are playing a few songs which have never been performed before. One of the songs is a new one written by Paul, “Memory Lane”, which has actually just been recorded by Cork Folkster John Spillane and will feature on his new album. So this gig will be a rare chance to hear the song performed by it’s writer before it’s adoptive parent rares it as his own. Just remember who the Daddy is…..