Nolan Frank


Nolan Frank has been Grace’s keyboardist and musical director for her shows since the “Stray” release event at the Slipper Room in February 2019. He also was the musical director for Grace’s stint as opener for Imagine Dragons on their Evolve tour, but had to leave the keyboards to Dylan Meeks due to prior engagements.

”Hartford Connecticut for the first show of the Evolve Tour! I wish I could stay longer with @gracevanderwaal and her killer band/crew. Very grateful to Musical Direct for this phenomenal young talent!” (Nolan Franks on Instagram)

Nolan has been musical Director and touring keyboard player not just for Grace but also for for Noah Cyrus, as well as Keyboardist for Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour. His touring experience on keys, BGVs, and trumpet include Noah Cyrus tour as opener for Katy Perry, Noah’s first solo tour (The Good Cry Tour), Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour, Madison Beer’s As She Pleases Tour, Sabrina Carpenter’s Evolution Tour, as well as Maggie Lindemann, Girl Wilde, and VANS’ Warped Tour.

Special appearances include the 2013 EMMY’s with Elton John (BGVs) and The Rolling Stones 50 year anniversary tour (BGVs). TV performances include Jimmy Fallon, James Cordon, Jimmy Kimmel, multiple TODAY show performances, the MTV Movie and TV Awards, TRL, VMAs, Billboard Music Awards, and the PBS National 4th of July Celebration.

Nolan is classically trained on piano, voice, and trumpet. He has a vast knowledge of music theory, and works in LA as a session singer/instrumentalist, independent vocal producer, and collaborating songwriter. He also has strong sightreading abilities and choral experience as a member of the USC's top choral ensemble, Chamber Singers.

Nolan’s self-produced debut single, "Smoke & Liquor," is available on AppleMusic, Spotify, SoundCloud, and everywhere music is streamed and purchased. (

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As a rule, we only have bios on artists that Grace has worked with or who have had a part in the creation or production of her music. The amount of information on each of these artists varies greatly, dependent on how much has been readily available. We have tried to identify the artists correctly, but sometimes it has been difficult to determine who exactly is behind the name. Unless otherwise stated, the bios are based on data retrieved at the start of 2021.


2018-07-22: Concert (The Forum) - (Trumpet on "See you Again")

2019-02-21: Stray Release Event (The Slipper Room) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-05-31: CAL Polytech "Spring Fever" Sunset Concert (California Polytech University, University Union Plaza) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-06-05: Concert (Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creck) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-06-06: Concert (Ameris Bank (formerly Verizon) Amphitheater) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-06-08: Concert (Amway Centre) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-06-09: Concert (American Airlines Arena) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-08-07: Wasting Time – A Performance with Grace VanderWaal (YouTube Space at Chelsea Market) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-08-10: Railbird Festival (The grounds of Keeneland Racetrack) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-11: Concert (Orange Peel) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-13: Concert (Cannery Ballroom) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-14: Concert (Variety Playhouse) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-16: Concert (Granada Theatre) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-17: Concert (Emo's) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-18: Concert (Warehouse Live) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-21: Concert (The van Buren) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-22: Concert (El Rey Theatre) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-25: Concert (The Observatory) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-27: Concert (El Rey Theatre) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-28: Concert (El Rey Theatre) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-08-29: Concert (The Fillmore) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-01: Concert (The Depot) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-02: Concert (Washington's) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-03: Concert (Bluebird Theatre) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-06: Concert (Varsity Theatre) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-07: Concert (Park West) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-09: Concert (Saint Andrews Hall) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-11: Concert (The Opera House) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-13: Concert (Royale) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-14: Concert (College Street Music Hall) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-16: Concert (Theatre of Living Arts) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-17: Concert (Webster Hall) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-19: Concert (The National) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-20: Concert (9:30 Club) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-09-21: Concert (Rams Head Live!) - (Keyboards, trumpet, guitar, vocals)

2019-11-08: MTV TLR Fresh Out Fridays (MTV Studios) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-11-14: The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS Television City) - (Keyboards, vocals)

2019-11-24: Wonderfront Festival (Uncle Ed's D*mn Good Vodka Stage) - (Keyboards, trumpet, vocals)