We had the good fortune of connecting with Dee Frank and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Dee, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
We’re an L.A. band with 3 Los Angeles natives and a New Yorker (Brittany). We all group up in working class families and developed a DIY attitude and applied it to our music. I think the grit undoubtedly shines through in the intensity of our music and lyrics.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I sing and play guitar in a band called French Mouth (post rock, punk, alternative). I started playing bass at 13 and have been in and out of bands ever since. The choice was innate. the moment I grabbed the bass I knew this was what I wanted to do. To create and to perform. The only lesson I can give anyone pursuing a music career is to do it because you love it. Put you’re all into every performance and song you write. The honesty will shine through and attract the right people to buy tickets to your shows and stream your music.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’d take me to one of our shows. take him to Frank Haus Hotdogs. Then drive them off PCH into the Pacific for a nice swim.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to Chuy Hartman. Local boy making great art.

Website: Frenchmouth.com

Instagram: instagram.com/french_mouth

Twitter: https://twitter.com/french_mouth

Other: Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@frenchmouth?lang=en

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