Frankie Stevens


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Singer-songwriter


Frankie Stevens was born Francis Donald McKechnie Stevenson in Wellington, New Zealand. His mother was Maori, and his father Scottish.  He has 10 brothers and sisters

He knew from an early age that singing was going to be his career, commencing when he sang with the school band in Upper Hutt at the age of thirteen.  His professional career began at the age of 16 when he moved to Sydney, Australia to join a group called “Peter Nelson and the Castaways”.

COUNTRIES PERFORMED IN: New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, Scotland Wales, USA, USSR, Canada, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Spain, Bulgaria, South America, Scandinavia, Italy, South Africa, All over South America, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Fiji, Thailand

TELEVISION SHOWS:

New Zealand:

This is Frankie Stevens, Ray Wolfe Show, Tip Top TV Special, Hui Pacific, Miss New Zealand Show, The Royal Command Performance. Coca Cola Christmas in the Park, NZ Idol, To Sir with Love(Tribute to Sir Howard Morrison), The Good Morning Show, Dancing with the Stars (singing not dancing) The Big Night in Telethon

Australia:

Bandstand, Don Lane Tonight Show, Graham Kennedy In Melbourne Tonight.

Great Britain:

Morecambe and Wise, Val Doonican, Des O’Connor, Opportunity Knocks, Cilla Black, Stars on Sunday – plus local game shows.

U.S.A:

Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore Show, Milton Berle, also many other local state shows.

Stevens also appeared in his own TV special behind the then Iron Curtain, in Bulgaria, the show was viewed by an estimated audience of 50 million, plus local TV shows in many countries.

ARTISTS APPEARED WITH:

Shirley Bassey, Ben Vereen, Sir Howard Morrison, Liberace, Tessie O’Shea, Milton Berle, Paul Williams, Des O’Connor, Sammy Davis Jnr, Olivia Newton John, Lulu, Jack Jones, John Rowles, Mary & the Maori’s and many more

RECORDING COMPANIES:

EMI, Magnet,CBS/Sony, York Records, Mad Maori Records (Own label)

RECORDS:

My Elusive Dreams, If, Sandy Sandy, She’s Gone, Would You like to Learn to Dance, Vanilla O’lay, Come On, And Rock Me, Wish I Had Your Love, Rushing Waters, and many more.

ACTING PARTS:

Diamonds are Forever (James Bond Movie) Hawaii Five O (Played a police Officer twice) M Station Hawaii, (CBS Movie of the week, a main role as a Russian Spy) Swiss Family Robinson, Hercules, Lawless, Matrix 2

AWARDS:

Gold Disc for My Elusive Dreams, Silver Prize – 2nd Tokyo Music Festival, Gold Medal – Golden Orpheus Song Festival Bulgaria, Bronze Medal – Venezuela Song Festival, Bronze Medal – Spanish Song Festival, Outstanding Service Award to New Zealand Entertainment Industry. Wellingtonian of the Year (Arts Category) Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary), Member of New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)


Contact

E. shaun@essentialtalent.co.nz

M. +64 21 466 733