While attending Claflin College, Frank joined the local band and performed in clubs throughout the South Carolina and Georgia areas.
During Frank's junior year in college he and his older brother Warren, formed a singing group called "The Essence." The group performed at the Apollo Theater Amateur Show and won three consecutive weeks. Frank had to return to college and was unable to complete the fourth and final week of the contest.
Frank has recorded for Mercury Records, Starflower Records, Valise Records and Gothel Records