Category Archives: Band Members

Frank “The Baptist” Vollmann

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.

Ralf Hünefeld

Guitars: Ralf Hünefeld first met Frank while playing in a band called The Chain during a show with Frank the Baptist durind FTB’s (At the time still based in San Diego,CA) European tour back in 2004 and have been in touch ever since.

Ralf was then the composer and guitarist of Plush Insane until it dissolved in 2010.

So the captain asked him to join FTB for a live gig… and he has been with the band ever since.

(He has also played live bass for Hatesex and guitars for Passion Play.)

If you have ever wondered why there isn’t much sunlight in Berlin it’s because Ralf decided to step outdoors and block out the sun. It is believed that he is currently the only person in Berlin taller than the bass player of FTB, Justin.

Justin Stephens

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.

Thomas “Phantomas” Fietz

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. playing surf and 60´s music. When not touring the world with FTB he is recovering from that…