Originally from Ithaca NY, Chris Frank, a guitar player, spent 10 years trying to get his band IY off the ground which broke up after college. In 2012 Chris joined forces with his younger brother and bass player Hayden Frank to form The Nepotist…but something was missing. They wanted to to be a real band.
This is also the first episode of Prologue Profiles that features multiple guests at the same time. That’s right, the band’s all here.
You’ll hear The Nepotist discuss their journey to becoming a band, the ups and downs of being a musician and that to get others to believe something about you, you first have to believe it yourself.
“This is only happening once. You’ve got this amount of time [on earth] and what do you want to look back and see when you’re older?” – Hayden Frank, The Nepotist
Mentioned in this episode:
Frank Zappa’s album: The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
Carriage House Café
Rockwood Music Hall
The Nepotist listed as the concert of the week in the Village Voice
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(Feature photo by Cheryl Dunn for The Nepotist)