“There’s still room for improvement” – this phrase is a common theme running through Walter Frank’s life. It first occurred to him as a teenager. He had been playing guitar in a band called “Torpedoes” since the age of fourteen. Then suddenly he switched from guitar to bass overnight. Why? “Playing bass is just so much fun” he says, “plus, fewer people play the instrument.”
There's still room for improvement: At the age of 29, having worked as a foreman at a car mechanic’s, Walter Frank decided to do a technical diploma and then study engineering at university. He later took over a division at Siltronic where you often hear the phrase: “there's still room for improvement.” Whenever there is potential to improve something, his services as a technician and support engineer are called upon. “My job is to look out for errors and optimize processes,” he explains. For instance, he developed a certification system for staff who need clear and uniform guidelines for the final inspection of silicon wafers.
In his free time, Walter Frank played in a dance band. 2006 saw him move to a music group that was playing at the Mühldorf carnival celebrations. But just a year later, “De Drei” took their leave from the carnival revelry. Their retirement from cabaret did not last long, however, as Walter Frank and his fellow band mates, Harald Kotschi and Rainer Schratt soon realized: “There's still room for improvement...” and decided to perform their own repertoires as a cabaret music group in future.