From an early age, Frans Bauer was determined to become a singer. His great idols are Koos Alberts, Julio Iglesias, Elvis Presley and Ali B. By the latter, he was sometimes brought on stage to sing along with Leipe Mocro Flavour. Bauer"s own musical career was shaped in 1987, when he recorded his first single Ben je jong (Are you young) under the supervision of producers Riny Schreijenberg and Emile Hartkamp.
Bauer grew to be a local celebrity in the vicinity of the town where he lives, Klundert.
He got his first national celebrity through the television programme All you need is love (1991), in which, with the permission of his girlfriend Mariska, he got to select two female fans (who both coincidentally are named Diana) to go out with for an evening. With his German Schlager album,Weil Ich Dich Liebe (Because I love you), Bauer also conquered the German market.
In the same year, De Regenboog (The Rainbow), a duet with Dutch singer Marianne Weber reached number 1 in the Dutch charts. Thanks to his fans Frans Bauer became more and more popular.
In March 1998 he gave his first series of concerts in Ahoy".
Record companies offered millions for a contract. In 2003 the reality soap De Bauers, about the family life of Frans and Mariska, was a much watched television programme. Bauer is also ambassador of Villa Pardoes,for children with life-threatening diseases.
In 2014 Bauer was the main character in the book "Heb je eten voor mij?" written by Wim Hendrikse.