Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Guest Blogger: Billy Franks
Welcome my Guest today: Billy Franks
Billy Franks was the lead singer and songwriter for "The Faith Brothers", whose two albums and six singles all made the UK chart. Billy has since released six solo albums to critical acclaim. Last summer he released a charity single in partnership with his friend, Prince Harry, to raise money for the Prince’s African charity Sentebale.
In addition to his musical passions, Billy was recently the focus of a feature length documentary film, called Tribute This!
The film chronicles the adventures of 4 friends as they travel the world to ask some of its biggest stars, Springsteen, McCartney, etc., to appear on a tribute album to an unknown but worthy recipient of such an honour: Billy Franks.
Billy Franks lifetime dedication to his craft says it all. “Billy has devoted his entire life to song writing. He has given so much to others through his music. Dedicating ourselves to a project that would honor him was a no brainer on our part,” said Mick McCleery. (Director of Tribute This!)
This spring will see the publication of his book "A Far Cry from Sunset", chronicling the adventures of making the movie as well as stories from a musical career that involved touring with the likes of U2 and REM. In conjunction with the release of the book, Billy will release a live album entitled "From the Court to the Empire", recorded at London’s famous Shepherds Bush Empire theatre.
Get a free Billy Franks Compilation album"Imagine the craftsmanship of McCartney & the power of Springsteen" TRIBUNE. www.billyfranks.com
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"Penning classics and garnering praise from Bono, Peter Gabriel and Oasis" THE GUARDIAN
"Song writing from the top drawer" TIME OUT
"Imagine the craftsmanship of McCartney combined with the power of a young Springsteen. TRIBUNE
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