Do kids get hangovers? If they do, then Frank und seine Freunde will definitely get rid of them today. Ahead of his interactive concert in Galtür, we asked Germany’s favourite children’s musician a couple of questions.
Describe yourself in three words.
Spontaneous, fun-loving, funny.
Why do you make children’s music?
I’ve always enjoyed making music, but that sparkle in children’s eyes, and the fact that you can teach children values through music, convinced me to get more involved in it.
What musical styles do you enjoy listening to the most?
I listen to absolutely everything, and I think that every musical style has its own particular charm which can inspire you, too.
How hard is it to make music for children?
It’s a special challenge because children really are the most honest audience. Adults clap because it’s what you’re supposed to do. But if children don’t like it, then they walk away.
Has that ever happened to you?
Luckily, never. But I always give it everything I’ve got on stage!
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you on stage?
I often form the “Frank and his friends” choir as the finale of the show. This means some of the children can come up on the stage with me and we sing TipTop together – one of the biggest hits. At one performance, there were suddenly ten mums and dads standing with me on the stage and really going for it, singing, dancing and performing.
What do your own children think of your music?
My children think what I do is good. But they’re also critical too, of course, and tell me what works and what doesn’t work.
Skiing or snowboarding?
I’m actually more of a sunshine guy, but that can change quickly here in Galtür.
Will you go out on the slopes after your concert in Galtür?
If we manage it in time, I’ll certainly give it a go.
Just so you can properly sing along at the interactive concert, here are the top hits from Frank & seinen Freunden.
Today at 15:00 in Bambiniland: experience the mountains with Frank und seinen Freunden. Entrance is free.