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Origin Dublin, Ireland
Years active 1990–present
Label(s) Plateau Records
Website Official website
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
The Frames is an influential Irish band based mainly in Dublin. Founded in 1990, the group has released six albums and appeared in numerous music videos. Their ex-bassist John Carney has become a film director, who wrote and directed the award-winning 2006 film Once, which stars the band's singer/guitarist Glen Hansard, who also wrote much of the music for the film.
* 1 History
* 2 Members
o 2.1 Former
* 3 Discography
o 3.1 Albums
o 3.2 Singles & EPs
* 4 Trivia
* 5 Footnotes
* 6 References
* 7 External links
The band has existed since 1990 and is a survivor of Dublin's prolific early 1990s rock and roll scene. They have also been central to the development of the current crop of emerging Irish rock bands, including Turn, and have toured with other Irish artists as support, including Damien Rice and Bell X1. In December 2004, Hansard appeared on stage to collaborate with singer songwriter Paddy Casey.
The name "The Frames" arose from Hansard's habit, at a young age, of fixing the bicycles of many of his friends. The large number of bicycle frames lying around his house led neighbours to dub it the "house with the frames". In a 2001 interview, Hansard said, "I worked in a bicycle shop for a little while, but the name came from... my back garden was so full of frames, my house became known as The Frames house, much to my mother’s distaste, she hated it. But my garden was full of frames, old bikes, I would make up bikes for my friends out of all the old bikes. So it sort of became known if anybody found a bike up on the hill on the way home they would throw it into my garden, a graveyard for old bikes".
As of 2007, the band consists of Glen Hansard (vocals, guitar), Joe Doyle (bass guitar, vocals), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (violin, keyboard and vocals), Rob Bochnik (lead guitar) and Johnny Boyle (drums). Various people played drums during 2004, including Graham Hopkins who drummed on Dance the Devil, Burn the Maps and the band's latest album The Cost. On both versions of the album Fitzcarraldo the band went by the moniker "The Frames DC", to avoid confusion with a United States band.
The band released its sixth studio album, The Cost, on September 22, 2006.
* Glen Hansard: lead vocals, electric guitar (1990-present)
* Joe Doyle: bass guitar, vocals (1996-present)
* Colm Mac Con Iomaire: violin, keyboard, vocals (1990-present)
* Rob Bochnik: lead guitar (2002-present)
* Johnny Boyle: drums (2003-present)
* Noreen O'Donnell: (1990-1996) (singer)
* Dave Odlum: (1990-2002) (guitarist, Odlum later co-produced album Burn the Maps with Bochnik)
* Paul Brennan (Binzer): (1990-1998) (drums)
* Dave Hingerty: (1998-2003) (drums)
* John Carney: (1990-1993) (bass)
* Graham Downey: (1993-1996) (bass)
* Another Love Song (1991) [Deleted, though available for download from iTunes and theframes.ie]
* Fitzcarraldo (1995) [As the Frames DC]
* Fitzcarraldo (1996)
* Dance the Devil (1999)
* For the Birds (2001)
* Breadcrumb Trail (2002) [Live Album]
* Set List (2003) [Live Album]
* Burn the Maps (2004)
* The Cost (2006)
 Singles & EPs
* "The Dancer" (1991)
* "Masquerade" (1992)
* Turn On Your Record Player EP (1992)
* Picture Of Love (1993)
* Angel At My Table (1994)
* "Revelate" (1995)
* "Monument" (1996)
* I Am The Magic Hand (February 15, 1999)
* Pavement Tune (1999)
* Rent Day Blues EP (1999)
* Come On Up To The House (1999 - Compilation featuring "Star Star" by The Frames)
* Lay Me Down (2001)
* Headlong (2002)
* The Roads Outgrown (2003)
* "Fake" (September 12, 2003)
* "Finally" (August 20, 2004)
* "Sideways Down" (January 28, 2005)
* "Happy" (Radio Single Only - 2005)
* "Falling Slowly/No More I Love Yous" (September 1, 2006)
* Colm Mac Con Iomaire was previously a member the Irish folk music group Kíla in from 1987-1991.
* Glen Hansard played the character Outspan Foster in the 1991 film The Commitments, and the unnamed Dublin street-musician credited as "Guy" in the 2007 film Once.
* Irish actress Bronagh Gallagher, who appeared with Glen Hansard in The Commitments, wears a Frames t-shirt during a scene in the movie Pulp Fiction.
* The band frequently perform the song "Heyday" by Mic Christopher at live gigs in tribute to him.
* They often intersperse snippets of songs into their own songs. These songs vary from "Two Little Boys", "Redemption Song" and "Ring Of Fire" to "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
* Glen Hansard is the main parodied star of the Irish music/comedy website Eyebrowy.com.
1. ^ [PlayRewind.com (Nov. 17, 2001): Interview with Glen Hansard
2. ^ Irish Music Central: The Frames images
3. ^ Eyebrowy.com
* The Frames (official site)
* Shakenstir magazine: "One Of The World's Best Bands That You Don't Know"
* Three Monkeys magazine: Interview with Glen Hansard