Franke is a very positive and creative songwriter, singer and producer. He is an inspirational and charismatic singer with a truly unique and great voice. All the music and lyrics on this first CD was composed and written by Franke. Inspired by his life in Africa he composed and recorded three of the songs in 2005 at the age of 17, and later added two songs at the age of 20 whilst studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in the UK. Born 11 January 1988, Pretoria, South Africa he started with theoretical and practical music education at the age of 4 years and plays piano, saxophone and recorders. He performed in national competitions and conducted the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10. Franke has sung in choirs for 12 years and participated internationally in competitions. He also accompanied these choirs with the African drum. Franke aspires to become an international acclaimed singer, songwriter, performer and producer. He has mostly been inspired by the lives of Paul McCartney, Elton John and Simon Cowell. As a Christian he draws his strength from his relationship with Christ. He has an extraordinary ear for sound and harmony which enables him to produce and perform to very high standards.