born on 5/6/1948 in London, England, United Kingdom
died on 1/3/1991 in Melbourne, Australia
Frank Esler-Smith (born 5 June 1948 in London, England, died 1 March 1991 in Melbourne, Australia) was an arranger and keyboard player for the soft rock band Air Supply in the 1970s and during their 1980s heyday.
Initially, his pursuits lay elsewhere, as he attended Melbourne University to study architecture. However, his early passion had been classical music, and he would later gain extensive experience as an orchestral conductor in settings as variegated as musical theatre and rock recordings. He first met principal Air Supply members Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell while he was working with the orchestra in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar that included Hitchcock and Russell as castmembers. He collaborated with many other musicians and songwriters throughout his career.
He died of pneumonia in 1991. According to the website rememberme.org, Esler-Smith also had AIDS.
Russell Hitchcock · Graham Russell|
Chrissie Hammond · Jeremy Paul · Frank Esler-Smith · David Moyse · Rex Goh · David Green · Ralph Cooper
|Studio albums||Air Supply · The Whole Thing Started · Love & Other Bruises · Life Support · Lost in Love · The One That You Love · Now and Forever · Air Supply · Hearts in Motion · The Christmas Album · The Earth Is... · The Vanishing Race · News from Nowhere · The Book of Love · Yours Truly · Across the Concrete Sky · The Singer and the Song|
|Live & compilations||Making Love... The Very Best of Air Supply · Now and Forever...Greatest Hits Live · Forever Love: 36 Greatest Hits · The Definitive Collection|
|Singles||"All Out of Love" · "The One That You Love" · "Making Love out of Nothing at All"|