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FRANK TURNER
Frank Turner

 

 

 

Frank Turner is a singer-songwriter that played with former hardcore band Million Dead back in 2005. He became a solo artist in 2007 and his debut album ‘Sleep Is For The Week’ became an underground success. Within the following year, Frank’s popularity grew with yet more touring and the release of second album 'Love Ire & Song' in March 08. He started to play larger headline shows and develop the live band that he was looking for. Soon enough when Frank’s single 'Long Live The Queen' was released in October 2008. The following single 'Reasons Not To Be An Idiot' released in January 2009 eclipsed those successes by prompting a Live Lounge session for Sara Cox, a Hub Session for George Lamb as well as making iTunes Single Of The Week all helping to recruit a new army of Frank followers.

In December 2008, Chuck Ragan took Frank on the Revival Tour with Tim Barry across America, he did a few shows with up and coming stars Fake Problems and New Jersey boys The Gaslight Anthem invited him to support them on their huge UK and European dates in the early part of this year. Frank’s brand of folk songwriting, catchy melodies and punk passion had reached the ears of the CEO of US independent label Epitaph Records, Bad Religion’s legendary guitarist: Brett Gurewitz. Excited by what he had heard and seen when Frank headlined LA’s notorious Viper Rooms in March, Gurewitz got in contact and soon enough plans were formulated and a worldwide deal was inked.

Epitaph is the perfect home for Frank. With its fiercely independent spirit, rich in punk and hardcore history it is also home to the song-writing talents of Nick Cave and Tom Waits on sister label Anti; mirroring Frank’s cross-over appeal of punk ethics and strong song-writing abilities. His third studio album, ‘Poetry Of The Deed’, released worldwide in September 2009, sees Frank venture in a more rock direction recruiting his outstanding band for the recording process. Performing live has always been at the very heart of the Frank Turner experience and whilst he’s still writing all the songs, they will be recorded live to help bring that experience to the album. Grammy nominated producer Alex Newport – who has previously worked with Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive-In, Two Gallants – is on production duties after contacting Frank directly asking if they could work together. Frank Tuner supported The Offspring for 12 dates of their tour in July 2009. In February and March 2010 he will be touring with Flogging Molly across the US.

For information about Frank Turner visit his websites at: http://www.myspace.com/frankturner and http://www.frank-turner.com/

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