Named after a couple of tramps in their home of Cork in Ireland, the Frank and Walters were, along with the Sultans Of Ping F.C., part of the short-lived popularity of the Cork rock scene. Producing very quirky pop music, they had a number of early hits in Ireland and the UK ('Fashion Crisis Hits New York' and 'After All'), disappeared and re-emerged to settle into being a typical Irish cult band with a live following and predictable sales on Setanta Records. They took a break from touring and recording in 2002, re-emerging once again in 2005 with a double album of previously unreleased material called "Souvenirs", to be followed by "A Renewed Interest In Happiness" in 2006. They continued to write, record and tour, especially on a number of festivals in 2011. In 2012, they toured with a 20th anniversary celebration of their debut LP and issued a new single "Look At Us Now" in May 2015.
The Frank and Walters are an alternative pop band from Cork city in Ireland. The band was founded in 1989 and named in honour of two eccentric Cork characters.