With his powerhouse voice and agile fingers, Franco and the Dreadnought announces himself on the scene with his new November single I Want It All ft James Gill.
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This Mancunion lad has the goods and the capability of packing arenas full of people waving their hands in the air and singing along with every fibre of their being. He and his trusty sidekick, the Dreadnought, are bound to move the masses into musical bliss.
It is awe inspiring to hear an acoustic song such as “BulletProof” convey the sweet, melt your heart sentiment of Damien Rice while creating the same emotive impact as the arena rock of The Kings of Leon. His singing and playing exude confidence and while making no attempt at covering up his English inflections, his delivery is all the more real and raw.
Franco is no stranger to success and as a testament to the power of his musical ability, he was asked personally by Desmond Tutu to write a song celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. The archbishop gave the song entitled "Inyaniso" (translation - "Truth") as a gift to Mr Mandela for his birthday.
Franco has just completed his biggest tour yet, a full month across America, 21 gigs across 6 states and 14 collaborative writing sessions including some huge names such as Pam Sheyne (writer for Cristina Aguilera / Corin Bailey Rae / Miley Cirus) and Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare Sister / Bananarama)
Franco's new single, a collaborative, cross over hit featuring mancunion MC, James Gill is set for release on Nov 26th. "I Want it All" was co-written by the pair who will be doing a national tour to coincide with its release.
You can see Franco and the Dreadnought live on the following dates with more to be announced :
Fri Nov 22nd - Bolton, Blind Tiger
Wed Nov 27th - Liverpool, Full Circle
Sat Nov 30th - London, Camden Barfly