Frank Turner

Frank Turner

BandFolkPunk

Biography

It’s rare, indeed, to find a former member of a hardcore punk band turn to the acoustic singer/songwriter gig…but then again, Frank Turner isn’t your average musician. Born in Bahrain but raised in the UK, Frank spent four years with the critically acclaimed band Million Dead before the ever-popular “creative differences” contributed to the demise of the group. Ears still ringing from four years of constant touring, Frank decided to pursue “the lighter side” of his music and began to perform solo, armed with just an acoustic guitar. However, a quick glance at song titles such as “Thatcher Fucked the Kids” and “Heartless Bastard Motherfucker” reveals that Frank didn’t exactly leave his hardcore roots behind, an observation reinforced by his signing with Million Dead’s former label, Xtra Mile. A pair of EPs and a full-length album (Sleep Is for the Week) later finds Frank creating quite a buzz in the UK, having been championed by BBC DJ Steve Lamacq. In 2007 Turner further expanded his musical horizons to the US, playing at SXSW and embarking on a tour with former Far frontman Jonah Matranga