Frank Turner is an English folk-punk singer-songwriter from Meonstoke, Hampshire, best known as a member of Million Dead and for his solo career.
Starting his music career in 2001, as a member of Million Dead, he would release two albums with them; ‘A Song to Ruin’ in 2003 and ‘Harmony No Harmony’, in 2005, before they split.
Turner then embarked on a solo career, with his debut EP, 'Campfire Punkrock', being released in 2006, and his debut album, 'Sleep is for the Weak', coming out the next year. ‘Love Ire & Song’ followed in 2008, with ‘Poetry of the Deed’ coming in 2009, and ‘England Keep My Bones’ in 2011. His fifth album, ‘Tape Deck Heart’, was released in 2013 and hit #2 in the UK Albums Chart. His last release was 'Positive Songs For Negative People', came out in 2015.
His 'Lost Evenings' May shows were a success - and after the release of his latest record 'Be More kind' in May 2018, Turner will tour the UK in early 2019, with extra dates added due to demand. In the midst of this Be More Kind tour, Frank Turner will headline a solo show in Dumfries as part of the Big Burns Supper Festival. Catch him live by checking out the tour dates and ticket information on Stereoboard below.
Portsmouth Guildhall, Feb 2014... most enjoyable gig I've ever been to. Thanks very much to Frank and the Sleeping Souls. First time I've seen them live, and definitely won't be the last! Can't miss an atmosphere like that... Flogging Molly and Beans on Toast supported, both of whom were great fun and complemented the gig perfectly. Beans on Toast even stopped to play a few tracks outside after the gig (busking style)... topped off a fantastic night. Wouldn't miss the next FT gig for as long as the suns shining!... 11 / 10.
This is my fourth time seeing Frank Turner and yet another superb performance was delivered from Frank and the Sleeping Souls. Both old tunes and new tunes from his latest album Tape Deck Heart album were performed with perfection. His records can never compare to his live shows, the energy that comes with seeing Frank live is incredible. From Four Simple Words to I Still Believe, it was as an amazing gig.
Mon 14th May 2018
Frank Turner’s sound has changed little over the course of his 13 year career as a solo artist. The edges have been smoothed somewhat, while the instrumentation has grown more varied (and, when it needs to be, lavish), but his feelgood folk-punk USP has remained the same.