Frank Oliver Braun

Musician and Composer



3 "Music was my first love, and it will be my last". This beautiful title by James Miles from 1976 was to become my life's motto. For even if love relationships were not usually of great duration, the love of music was rekindled again and again in the course of my life.

1I was born on 29 May 1956 in Stuttgart, Germany, and already during my school years in Böblingen and in the school choir of the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium I got to know the composers who became my musical teachers: Johann Sebastian Bach and the Beatles.

The first piano piece I could play was "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum and so it went on, mainly self-taught and oriented towards the music that inspired me. I was particularly fond of polyphonic singing. And so I had my first public performances with a three-part singing combo with acoustic guitar accompaniment.2

During my architecture studies in Karlsruhe, I founded the rock jazz formation "Dr. Stein", in which I played the saxophone and which also performed at larger 5open-air festivals. We played our own pieces in the style of Weather-Report and similar greats and most of it came from my pen, pure instrumental music.

And so there were always periods of musical inspiration and compositional activity after that. However, I was never a songwriter because I couldn't think of any lyrics and I didn't know what I wanted to tell or sing about at all. Bach probably didn't know what his Goldberg Variations were about either. It's just music.

This only changed when I took over a small holiday resort in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, in 2016, where I have also been staying mainly since then. To motivate myself to learn Spanish, I started writing song lyrics in Spanish and soon I was in contact with a professional recording studio in the immediate vicinity.

That's how some songs came into being, which you can buy and download here in the shop.

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