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About Franklin

Soulful & electrifying, spanning genres, styles & audiences. Performed everywhere from Rock City to the London Olympics. Not to be missed!
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Nottingham

Franklin has had well over a decade's performance experience sprouting from a deep love of music and showmanship. Their influences are extremely eclectic from Nina Simone, The Talking Heads, Lana Del Ray, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan to Elvis. A universally beloved soulful voice with enormous vocal range combined with highly skilled guitar playing creates a captivating experience for all to enjoy. Their ability to command an audience is extremely entertaining, providing a show with the feeling you're in safe hands. Having 19 years of experience playing guitar alongside 16 years of vocal expertise Franklin has fostered a deep understanding of what makes a great performance whether you want to dance or be deeply moved.

Franklin's Reviews

From customers:

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Left M
6 years ago

The first act was Franklin Music, with soloist Emily Franklin bringing an eclectic soup of sound and voices right off the bat. Franklin Music was a medley of everything I’d hoped for out of Cute Owl. They opened with the kind of folksy track with high and haunting vocals and the “devils and killers” subject matter you’d expect from a Johnny

LL
Left M
6 years ago

Franklin dropped us from the comfort of the sad west into the depths of punk and a Macbook beat straight from the shop fronts of a glitched out 90’s virtual mall. Franklin’s set was a journey from the known into the strange, and was the perfect act to start on.

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Franklin's Song list

Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Video Games - Lana del Ray
Misunderstood - The Animals
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Love me or Leave me - Nina Simone
When I was a young girl - traditional
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I Believe in Angels - Abba
Chasing Pavements -Adele
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Be my Husband-Nina Simone
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Subterranean homesick blues - Bob Dylan
My Babe - Little Walter
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Talkin about a revolution - tracy chapman
Mercedes benz - Janis Joplin
Folsome Prison - Johnny Cash
Hurt - Johnny Cash
9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Coat of many colours - Dolly Parton
Karma Police - radiohead
Dont think twice its alright - Bob Dylan
Lets have a Party
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Smokestack Lightning - Howlin Wolf
The Bottle - Gil Scott Heron
Lady Day - Gil Scott Heron
Brand new Key - Melanie Safka
Ruby Tuesday - Rolling Stones
Look what they done to my song - Melanie
House of the Rising Sun - the Animals
Nobody's Fault but mine - Led Zeppelin
Knock on Wood
Mustang Sally
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Sitting on the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
Where did you sleep last night - Leadbelly
Standing in the way of control - The gossip
Alabama - J B Lenoir
Slippin and a Slidin - Little Richard
Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
Country Death Song - Violent Femmes
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
He's a Rebel - the Crystals
That's Alright Mama - Elvis
Musicianship
Genres:
Soul, Electronic, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Country, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Avant garde, Experimental, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Live looping
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