Singer, Guitarist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Producer
"Frank is a performer with extraordinary talents. In his original work he shares with the audience his love and spirit of music through his ripened skills and natural talent." COG Toronto
FRANK WILKS began his career as a solo musician in the mid seventies playing small clubs in Toronto and most of Ontario. Then in 1984 Frank met up with music hall of fame bass player, Bruce Palmer of the “Buffalo Springfield”. Becoming fast friends, Frank and Bruce formed the “Buffalo Springfield Revisited”. Also hall of fame drummer, Dewey Martin was brought up from California to prepare for an American tour as “Buffalo Springfield Revisited”. This band toured for six years. Frank shared the stage with artists like, The Band, John Sebastian (Loving Spoonfull),Skunk Baxter (Doobie Brothers), Spencer Davis Band. Frank was on the “Jerry Lewis Telethon” at Ceasers Palace Vegas live on international TV. In 1992 Frank Wilks returned to Canada and started his solo career.
"I Am Not Neil Young" is a musical play, that was co-written and is performed by Frank Wilks. The musical toured in the Fringe Festivals in Windsor, London and Hamilton in 2008 and in Toronto in 2009.
Frank recorded 10 CDs up until 2014. In 2015-16 he produced CD #11 “HAVING GOOD TIMES”! This exciting new album was recorded in PEI with producer Paul Milner (Juno award winner)! Also, David Fitzpatrick (The Fables, Fitz & Them, Fame) was on session for this project!
Frank has been touring lately as a solo act all across East Canada with his multi-media show! He played at Massey Hall and many other venues with the "Classic Albums Live", performing the "LAST WALTZ" album note for note! He also has now a star line up of musicians in his band “Frank Wilks & The Freedom Express”. Frank's band is currently touring Ontario in the club scene and on private functions.