Football player Frank de Boer with a a guitar. Just as unlikely as songwriter Frank de Boer with a football.

Name Change! I will henceforth be performing and releasing music under the moniker Frank Nicolas. My full name is Frank Nicolaas de Boer so it’s still my real name.

Why? My name is universally associated with football/soccer. The football player turned trainer Frank de Boer is a household name in all of Europe and well known throughout the world as ‘The Legend’ wherever football is the number one sport. This means people have trouble finding me online. Potential fans who see me play live and enjoy my music have to scroll through pages of football news or sports clips just to find my website or see my first YouTube video pop up in search results. When people do finally get to my music there are a bunch of unrelated football videos and links that Google recommends. There is no way I can compete with that in terms of notability. The preconceptions people have when they see my name on a marquee are linked to a sport that I have absolutely no interest in and no artistic connection to.

So let me introduce myself. Hi! I’m Frank Nicolas.

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