The Line-up

The Mug Shots and Rap Sheets

Vocals, Guitar: Frank “The Baptist” Vollmann is the Founder, singer/songwriter, recruit of defiled musical miscreants and Captain of the Armada of this long running, festival headlining, Strobelight Records Recording Artist, pirate crew menace of a band called "Frank The Baptist". When not plundering on the high seas, drifting on the high plains, or infecting the world musically with his cronies in the FTB crew you can see his mug in Various feature and independent films as well as various police Wanted lists due to his bank heist and safe cracking hobbies.
AKA: Telegram Frank (solo acoustic Traveling Medicine show Project), Frank The Baptist, FTB, etc. No... He is NOT a Baptist. He is also currently involved in The Dirty Weather Project.

Guitars: Louisiana born Fez Wrecker has kept it weird in bands since 1983, combining his sundry influences of beat, goth, garage, artrock, lovepunk, & psychedelic  in performance and production-- including occasional stints with The Music Machine and The Fuzztones.  He is Grand Poobah of the Speakeasy Berlin, he moonlights as a burlesque conférencier & pianist with La Fete Fatale, plays the occasional bit role in strange films, and is quite an accomplished poker player.

Bass: Justin Stephens is the singer/guitarist of Passion Play ( - since the band have been in hiatus for the past few years, Justin lost the ability to count to 6 or to speak without drooling, thus making him perfectly qualified as a bass player. He was drafted into FTB in 2008 for his ability to tell no tales, look great in eyeliner and complicate the rider requirements no end by being a frickin' vegan. And play bass a bit.

Drums: Thomas (Phantomas) Fietz was born in berlin and started to play the drums at the age of 16.  He was first influenced by the music of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. later his musical interests spread wide from jazz to rock and country... he made his first musical exp. in playing surf and 60´s music. when not touring the world with ftb he is recovering from that...