Fun With Franky

Over the last 8 years Franky has built up a reputation as being a children’s entertainer, mainly due to his weekly shows at Balmain Leagues Club in Sydney, playing to full houses every week. In 2009 he was nominated for the prestigious Mo Awards and again in 2010, in the Best Childrens Entertainer category alongside legends such as Marty And Emu, The Wiggles and Hi 5. The last few years have seen Franky contribute on ABC TVs Play School as Pianist and Musical Director as required.

In 2009 Franky was asked to M.C and be a featured performer at Australia’s biggest Children’s festival, the award winning Fun4 Kids at Warrnambool, Victoria and has been a regular feature there ever since.

Franky’s performances are interactive and can be adapted to audiences ranging from 12 months to tweens. His show is a 45 min-1 hr hour mix of songs drawing from all eras and includes sing-a-longs, lots of dancing…and as a bonus even the parents may know the songs!!!!! Apart from family favorites like ABBA, Elvis and twisting songs from the golden era of Rock n Roll, there are also songs from everyone’s childhood days like Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Ducks and Old McDonalds farm through to the more recent songs from The Wiggles and the Shrek movies.

Franky’s first children’s album “Fun With Franky” is available now and his  original interactive songs feature in his shows, inspiring children of all ages to explore their musicality both at the shows and afterwards at home, in the car or at school.

Highlights since 2009 have included….

Fun 4 Kids Warrnambool Victoria. 2009, 10 and 11.  
NSW Premiers Australia Day Concert Hyde Park 2010, 11
AMP Children’s Xmas Party 2009,10
South Juniors Childrens Xmas Party 2010
Mo Award Nominations as best Children’s Performer 2009-10

A very small sample of Franky’s repertoire
Five Little Ducks
Wheels On The Bus
Dancing Queen
Happy And You Know It
Shake Your Tail feather
I’m A Believer
Mama Mia
Hot Potato
Y.M.C.A
The Chicken Dance
Hey Baby

 

What they say…..

"Franky is the most entertaining performer we have ever had at TIGERS.
His versatility is amazing and he is able to keep both kids and adults alike entertained for hours.   Franky is the ultimate professional performer."
Leanne Carabetta Marketing Manager TIGERS (Balmain Leagues Club)

“Frank was an absolute dream to work with and he had everyone in the
festival (including the festival staff) wanting more. He formed a
relationship with his audiences, and was able to pull people in from
everywhere.”

Angus Macpherson Fun 4 Kids Stage Program Coordinator
Events & Promotion Warrnambool

“I have been a great fan and supporter of Franky Valentyn for over two years. He came to my attention when his gigs at the Tigers Leagues Club were highly recommended on ABC Radio 702. I have since been a regular at this event as a parent of a four year old. His personality, his musical ability and his rapport with his young audience make his performance a delight to watch. The kids are invited on stage to sing with him, be part of a dancing competition or follow him in a musical conga around the auditorium like the Pied Piper. Franky has them totally enthralled with his performance. I was so impressed with Franky’s talent and natural ability that I offered him the position of Musical Director on “Play school” for ABC Television when our resident Musical Director was taken ill. A position he filled with consummate ease. Franky is a total professional in every aspect of his work. He gives so much to his audience and his obvious enjoyment.”
Julie Money. Director “Play School”, ABC Television

“Franky is the soundtrack to the youth you thought you’d lost, but regained through your children. And they love him as much as adults do”.
Warren Smith. Fox Sports Footy Fanatic

“As an entertainer Franky has a persona second to none with a special intuitive skill when it comes to entertaining children. His performances are always fun, high energy and have a special style that sets him apart from others”

Dave Douglas….Douglas Fabian Productions