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Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5pm EST
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8221 Glades Road Suite # 10
Boca Raton, FL, 33434 
U. S. 561.483.9036

 

The Frank Bang 5 Ft. Alex Lopez Xpress + The Fox and Foes @ Lake Park Black Box

The Frank Bang 5 Ft. Alex Lopez Xpress + The Fox and Foes @ Lake Park Black Box
The Frank Bang 5, also performing will be Alex Lopez & The Xpress and opening will be Fox & Foes

The blues will never apologize.

Nor will Frank Bang. And he doesn’t need to. He is the nicest guy you’ll ever meet, but when he picks up a guitar, he’ll slice your throat, woo your woman, make you cry, and might even make you dance. Ultimately, he will just make you feel. Something or everything. The real shit.

Born with the Bohemian Irish name of Frank Blinkal into two generations of Chicago police officers and a mother that often worked three jobs, Frank learned at an early age about the grit and sometimes stark reality of the world he was born into and turned that into his own brand of the blues – weaned from years of trying to learn everything he could by putting himself into the middle of everything that the Chicago music scene had to offer. And it paid off.

In his twenties, Frank found himself working at Buddy Guy’s Legends club, while making a name for himself fronting bands of his own. He was soaking up invaluable knowledge from the clientele and getting an education that not many have a chance to experience. Numerous touring bands came through the club, but amongst the club’s regulars were Junior Wells, Otis Rush, and Lonnie Brooks.

And then he became Buddy Guy’s touring guitar player for five years. No late night conversations with your heroes will prepare you for that, if you don’t have the chops to pull off the gig. You have to work your ass off, which Frank did  as an employee of Legends, while working through the ranks.

As Buddy’s guitar player, his work ethic paid off. Hard work is a big part of what makes up Frank Bang, He never stops playing. He never stops honing his craft. And he never takes any bullshit. Some of that was learned from his environment at Legends, but most of it has been ingrained in him since he was born.

With Buddy, he toured the world and shared the stage with the likes of Robert Plant, The Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton, but that’s only semantics that make up pieces of a scene.
Boca Black Box Center for the Arts
8221 Glades Road #10 Boca Raton, FL 33434
Phone: 561.483.9036 / Fax: 561.451.2456
Email:
bocablackbox@gmail.com
Lake Park Black Box Center for the Arts @ The Kelsey Theater
700 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403
Phone: 561.328.7481
Email:
lakeparkblackbox@gmail.com
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