News! South London's Franko Garnishing Attention Worldwide
Formed in October 2007, the South London based band of four teens (Tommy Bastow (vocals); Richard Craker (guitars/BVs); Chris Gilbertson (bass guitar/BVs); Beau Poynts (drums/BVs) known as FranKo, already have made their mark on the London music scene and turned the heads of promoters, radio stations and senior record company execs. Their appeal is now turning worldwide with prominent placement on some of the most recognized websites: AOL http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/Music/Article/franko, Sugarscape (http://www.sugarscape.com/tags/music/360997/buzz-band-franco) and Bebo out of the UK.
The group’s debut “single” will include 2 tracks - one after the other as one download and the buyer gets 2 tracks for the price of one. Release date will be first week of September and the tracks released in this format will be “Today” and “Nightime.” Also to be announced in coming weeks is specifics on a UK tour as well as their involvement at CMJ in October in New York City. The upcoming album was produced by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics) and they recently did shows in and around London including The Metro as part of the City Showcase, twice at The Astoria 2, Indigo2 at the O2 playing to a crowd of over 1000. They also toured Thailand last summer, 6 gigs in 9 days + over 30 media interviews including live MTV.