“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
From 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 Melbourne'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.
'Boys Like You', a song Frank co-wrote with rapper 360 (Matt Colwell), 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. It has now been included on high flying American rapper G-Eazy’s recently released ‘Mama Always Told Me’ off his Beautiful and Damned album.
His songs have been recorded by the likes of Renee Geyer who recorded a sweet version of 'She Loves Me Not'. He has co-written songs with Ross Wilson, Brent Parlane, Gary Pinto, Nathaniel Willemse, Jamie McDell, MDC, Stephen Blackburn, Emmanuel Kelly, Bobby Flynn, Andrew Lowden, Jess Guille, Dave Darmasana, Rod Bustos and Vanessa Amorosi.