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“Frank Jones sings songs about people that walk down the same streets I do, cross the same rivers, drink the same brand of beer. Frank writes locally, which makes him a truly international writer. I know the people in his songs. I know their heartache and heartease.”  

                                                    ...... Paul Kelly





Frank Jones


From Naarm (Melbourne), Australia - one of the musical capitals of the world, Frank Jones is the songwriter and singer with the legendary Whirling Furphies, the Moomba Victims, the Whole Town and BiG FOLK.



As well as penning Naarm's iconic anthem, "My Brown Yarra", one of the great songs about Melbourne, Frank's lifetime of cross-genre songwriting includes five outstanding albums of his own and a multitude of songs written for and co-written with other artists.



Frank has won the LawsonPaterson Songwriters’ Award (Port Fairy Folk Festival), two Labour Day Song Awards, an Apollo Bay Music Festival Song Award and an Australian Songwriters’ Award First Prize.



His co-written song, Boys Like You, was nominated for the 2013 ARIA Song of the Year, 2013 APRA Urban Song of the Year and Most Played Australian Work of the Year. It was a quadruple platinum selling single and was voted Number 8 on the 2012 JJJ Hottest 100.

Frank performs mostly solo these days and occasionally with musical allies, Tony Hargreaves and George Butrumlis.

You'll also see him doing shows with another favourite Naarm troubadour, Bill Jackson.

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