In 1986 Frank started together with bass player virtuosi Philip Baumgarten a new band called "The Franky Lopes Communication". In 1987 drummer Marieke Zwartsenberg joined the group. Short after bass player Philip left the band and bass player Angela Poort and saxophonist / keyboard player Els, joined the group.
|The Franky Lopes Communication in 1986:|
|Frank Lopes||-||lead guitar and vocals|
|Philip Baumgarten||-||bass guitar|
|Els||-||saxophone and keyboards|
|Angela Poort||-||bass guitar|