Frank Zappia

piano player, singer/songwriter, composer

Hello and thanks for your interest in my music!

I am an Australian/Italian musician, based in Canberra.  

I'm primarily a singer/songwriter and write songs on varying subjects and in different styles.  I don’t like to box myself in to any particular genre.  If I had to describe my music, I’d call it my own version of “alt-pop”. People have told me that some of my songs could be in a theatre show. 

My songs can be delivered to you with a direct hit or subtly sneak up on you, sometimes with elements of “Frank” humour.  At times I’ll mix in my own personal philosophies and observations for good measure.

I spend a lot of my spare time my small home studio writing songs and recording them. Sometimes I play them to a live audience.  Often it's a solo gig.  

I’ve occasionally been involved in playing the music for local theatre productions. My instrumental compositions have featured as the soundtrack to some local short films.  

My love of all things piano and keys coincided with my learning to walk.  I started singing for the first time ever in 2015; I would have started earlier but, after two unsuccessful starts, had to push through the fear of hearing my own voice and growing to like it.  I gradually ventured into songwriting and went from writing three songs a year to writing an average of one song a week, which I still do.

My debut album as a singer/songwriter, 𝙎𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙨, was released in December 2017, produced by Freestone Productions in Canberra.  In December 2019, I released a follow up album,  𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚 which I wrote, recorded and produced.  In November 2021, I released my third album, 𝙒𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙚 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙚, written during and inspired by the pandemic.

I've recently completed a new album, Homo-Drama, which is scheduled for release on 17 May 2024!

Get in touch with me using the “Contact” form below or go to my “Contact” page on this website.

Frank :)

Music

We Are The Same

Frank Zappia

An album of songs inspired by and written during the pandemic.

Recorded by Frank in his home studio in Canberra, Australia between January and October 2021 and mixed and mastered on the other side of the world, by the wonderful Andy at Cubico Sound in Spain.

There are some firsts with this album: apart from playing the usual piano/keys, Frank
An album of songs inspired by and written during the pandemic.

Recorded by Frank in his home studio in Canberra, Australia between January and October 2021 and mixed and mastered on the other side of the world, by the wonderful Andy at Cubico Sound in Spain.

There are some firsts with this album: apart from playing the usual piano/keys, Frank also played guitar and drums on all the tracks. He also recorded a cover song, "Mad World" adding some additional lyrics to it.

The album consists of a number of styles musically, and contains a variety of samples, including Italians singing from their apartment balconies during lockdown and Australian news reports about wearing masks.

There was even room on the album for an Andamanese person speaking in an almost extinct language.
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Strange Life

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Frank's second album as a singer/songwriter.
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Saving Soldiers

Frank Zappia

13 original songs encapsulating my experiences of life, fear, irritation, love, awe, loss, death, dreams, unity, self exploration and gratitude.
(Download includes 2 bonus tracks not included on the CD version).
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