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Uncle Frank (of Fun Lovin' Criminals)

Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 8:00pm
 
Multi-Instrumentalists Frank Benbini (one third of FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS)and Naim Cortazzi are Uncle Frank. Both are talented songwriters, producers and musicians that have worked around the world with the likes of Happy Mondays, Ali Campbell (UB40), Sinead O’Connor, Suggs (Madness), Citizen Cope, Beverley Knight and many more!
 
From their studio Leicester Frank and Naim are always busy making the best kind of music - music with soul, funk, rage and love! 
 
 
"The world needs this kind of music - because it's real and self-made, feel-good and original.” The Daily Express
 
With National Radio plays from Huey Morgan on BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on Regional Radio throughout the UK, the stage is set for Uncle Frank to make big waves in 2017 with features in The Sun, Spindle Magazine, Music-News.com and The Daily Star.
 
Uncle Frank took CMJ music festival by storm in October 2015 at Fat Baby in New York, described as 'The best Band at CMJ without a doubt' by Spindle Magazine.
 
 
Uncle Frank's second album 'LOVE LION' is tipped to be the bands breakthrough album and it’s coming soon! The first single from Love Lion was Maximum Respect, a funk filled, Prince inspired KC and The Sunshine Band fuelled pop song with an amazing funky video to boot!
 
Fountains’ the second single from Love Lion is coming out late 2016 and is a New Order-like hedonistic club homage. In his booming baritone voice Frank sings ‘The Stars are looking at you!’ Uncle Frank were signed to an unprecedented 3-album deal in 2013 by MITA Records. Uncle Frank's debut label album was the critically acclaimed 'Smiles for Miles' 
 
“Among the country's most prolific, endearing and talented artists” Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
 
“One of the most requested artists on my show, there’s a special place in my heart for Uncle Frank."  Dean Jackson BBC The Beat Show 
 
“If only my whole playlist was like this, I’d be smiling from start to finish!” Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
 
"Frank Benbini and Naim Cortazzi, have spent years making music and their remarkable output ranges from soul to funk and old-school hip-hop". Daily Express
 
“Imagine Teddy Pendergrass’ and Janis Joplin’s love-child delivered by Jack Black” Huey Morgan BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music
 
“Uncle Frank’s musical passions, are perfectly distilled into a heady brew, the larger than life character that is Uncle Frank: imagine a young Ray Winstone meets Biggie Smalls, with a side order of Dean Martin”. Ed Condrun
 
'It is proving impossible to keep this out of my CD player at the moment, a fantastic album'. Penny Black Music
 
Plus special guests MOON AND THE BEAMS 
 
 
This Preston psyche-indie/folk supergroup have quickly cemented themselves as one of the most exciting new acts on the local scene. Drawing on 60s and 70s psychedelic rock influences like The Doors and Jefferson Airplane, they're a must see when they play live. 
 
UNCLE FRANK is here on Saturday 29th April 2017, with special guests MOON AND THE BEAMS 
 
Tickets are £10 advance (£12 on the door) and are available online NOW from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle 
 
Also in person from our bar (01772 499 425) & Action Records (01772 884 772) 
 
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