Frankie Francis - Frankie & The Heartstrings
Forming a band, investing in a band, and band identity
This week Ben meets up with Frankie Francis of Frankie and the Heartstrings at the Amazing Radio offices in Gateshead.
In this first of a two part episode we talk forming a band, investing in a band, and band identity.
Frankie brings a great blend of experiences to the show given his successes as a musical artist, along with his involvement in some parts of the other side of the music industry.
It was clear that Frankie had a real passion for music. This lends itself to supporting and promoting the wider music community, as well as both encouraging people to get involved, and making music more accessible.
The good cause for these episodes is Pop Recs. Originally a pop up shop to sell some of their own records, this quickly developed into a music and cultural hub in Sunderland which now provides a range a great services to the community.
Here are some links associated to the episode:
YouTube - Have a listen to the lads on their YouTube channel here.
Facebook - Find out more about them on their Facebook page here.
Pop Recs - The shop has it's own Facebook page here.
Sagittarius Roadshow - See Frankie's Dad's mobile disco in action with Filed Music's video for 'You're Not Supposed To' here.