FRANK ENE

 
Photo Credit: E.J. Grijalva

Photo Credit: E.J. Grijalva

 

FRANK ENE

Oakland, ca

MUSICIAN

 

Where are you from and what keeps you there?

I'm currently based in Berkeley. The Bay Area is full of forward-thinking, talented, and inspiring artists. 

What would it take to get you to move up to Seattle where everyone loves you?

Who knows what the future holds?!  ; ) 

You have been playing music for what seems like forever. Do you remember the moment you knew you wanted to be a musician? How old where you when this occurred?

I cannot recall having that particular "a ha" moment in regards to wanting to be a musician. It seems that my desire to be an artist has always been there. 

Can you list all the groups you have been apart of? out of all of them which ones were your favorites and why?

The Fall of Troy, Chineke, Pure Bliss, Warm Soda, Andy Human, Sam Flax, Wymond Miles, and The Fresh & Onlys. Being a part of each of these projects is near and dear to my heart. 

What is your Instrument of choice?

I play both guitar and bass guitar. 

You have done a lot of traveling with your music, Where is your favorite city that the road has led you to?

Copenhagen 

 Do you have any rituals that help motivate/inspire you before you get on stage or write music?

Self-affirmations

Top five favorite local(bay area) musicians/groups?

 Preening

https://preening.bandcamp.com/album/beeters-ep

Mall Walk

https://mallwalkoakland.bandcamp.com/album/funny-papers

The World

https://takestworecords.bandcamp.com/album/managerial-material-7

Never Young

https://neveryoung.bandcamp.com/

Cold Beat 

 https://coldbeatsf.bandcamp.com/album/cold-beat-chaos-by-invitation

Top five not so local musicians/groups?

Cancer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5_vCuEhSrrA

Marching Church

https://marchingchurch.bandcamp.com/album/telling-it-like-it-is

Bisse

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UBXcEhzlYn4

Gents

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7JONdPAK6iQ

Better Person 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PsO0PoKRy6s

 

What was the last show you attended?

PJ Harvey

 

Are there any Perks of being a musician?

Knowing that you have a chance to travel the world to play music for like minded people is a pretty nice perk. 

How about the frustrations?

Not being able to share more. 

So far, what is your favorite project you have worked on and why?

Right now I'm working on a Frank Ene album that I know I will be very happy with. 

Are you working on any new projects? If so can you tell us a little about it?

I'm currently playing bass in a San Francisco band called The Fresh & Onlys. We're going to Europe to play some shows that will include songs from a new record called Wolf Lie Down. 

What can you be found doing outside of music?

Learning languages and reading. 

last words?

Thank you!