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About geckomusic

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    Tuning Up
  • Birthday August 26

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    Be in contact with other songwriters and musicians. I love to write songs; sometimes a theme or song idea almost forces me to write a song. I prefer two areas: a) telling real stories of live and real people and b) ironical/satirical songs.

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    Frank Frikker
  • Musical / Songwriting / Music Biz Skills
    I play guitar since I was a teenager.
  • Musical Influences
    Many: e.e. Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Johnny Cash, German Songwriters, Marc Cohen, Tom Waits, Folk (UK, USA, Spanish and French),Leonhard Cohen, heaps more. Country, Blues, Folk based styles.


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  1. The Better Man

    Hello Tom, you got the right voice for kind of songs. I also like the picking parts. Would love to see a catchy line in the lyrics. Something that cuts deep and can be sang along. It is a bit of a protest song to me. With a good studio and some help of other instruments that could be a very good song. I love arranging songs and always have other instruments in my head when writing my own material. Keep writing. Kind rds Frank If interested have a look here: geckomusicproductions.com.au
  2. Introduction

    This is just to introduce myself and to get in touch with other singer songwriter. I may be a bit of an exemption. I am no young and upcoming new talent. Although I started playing guitar when I was 15 years of age and soon after wrote my first own songs and had some gigs, I first focused on my corporate career. After having had enough of that (while still making music with others and sometimes writing songs) I left my well paid expatriate job in Asia and moved to Queensland with my wife. Guess we are sea-changers. We started an own, small businesses and I had more than ever time to create my own music. I recorded 2 CDs with a friend but for the 1st time have recently recorded my 3rd CD in a fully professional study in Cairns. What an experience! (not cheap though). And now I hope I can find ways for my music to find listeners. I am not pop song writer. I love satire, good stories and poetry. Lyrics are important to me. I actually tell stories with the help of music. So I need a listening audience. I wonder who has similar experiences to share.
  3. Fires In Australia.

    Just read this now. There have been many dramas and one can only try to imagine what this means to the families concerned. I hope life in 2014 is kind to this people I wrote a song about these catastrophes. If you like pls see http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=climate+change+by+frank+frikker
  4. Getting To Know You

    Do you sing, play an instrument or instruments? What instruments? I mainly play guitar. Blues harp too, but I am a bit out of practice. Started to learn piano. Very early days though. Didgeridoo is on my list too. Would like to learn percussion as well. When did you start playing? I started learning guitar with 14/15 years. Did you teach yourself? No I had a teacher and then went to a music school in the early years. Later I taught myself ans learned from others. 2. Are you in a band or bands? I am not playing in a band right now. Used to be part of a duo with a female vocalist. 3. Do you write songs? Do you write lyrics, music or both? Both and I very like to do so. 4. Do you record your music? I recorded 2 CDs in a smaller recording studio. Song samples pls see https://myspace.com/frankkfrikker 5. What other roles do you perform in the music business? Management? Label owner? Publishing? Promotion? Other? None 6. Are you a tech head? not really 7. What country do you live in? Australia 8. What are your ambitions? Get people to hear my songs! 10. What would you like to get out of Songstuff? Share experiences, learn from others, discuss music and lyrics, make progress re getting the music out there.
  5. Welcome to the forums geckomusic :)