Frank Kilpatrick

Frank Kilpatrick

Biography

Born in California, Frank always found himself infused with the optimism of the Golden State —  as reflected musically in the songs of The Beach Boys. (And didn’t Sir Paul McCarthy say that their Pet Sounds album was “the greatest ever” – and the inspiration for The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s masterpiece?)

 

For Frank become passionate in his appreciation of Brian Wilson’s talent – expressed both in his initial, best-known songs – as well as in the unorthodox chord, melodic construction and unique harmonies unleashed as his work matured to represent more complexity and transcend its initial lifestyle themes. From this inspiration, Frank now endeavors to creates unique musical narratives that probe ambiguity, nuance, and paradox, regret and redemption, as to life’s choices and possibilities. His musical compositions convey feelings of simplicity and joy – while at a deeper level probing for richer meaning, emotional exposure, and reflection on deeply-felt human questions. Frank is a Berkeley graduate.

 

Frank frequently collaborates with: Billy Hinsche – best known for his 30+ year touring role with The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson; co-Founder of Dino, Desi and Billy; and singer and/or songwriting contributor to the recordings of Elton John and Chicago, among others. Rayko – multi-lingual vocalist and TV actor; leader of her own band; Lolita Dark; and recently featured in the documentary feature Stay Alive. Arif Hodzic – Producer/Guitarist/Songwriter, and leader of the crowd-pleasing band, Olio. Scott Paige – best known for his work with the international traveling bands for Pink Floyd, Toto, and Supertramp.