ACM were pleased to welcome singer/songwriter Frank Turner to deliver a masterclass session to a crowded Odeon Theatre. During the two hour session, Frank shared some of his experiences from the road and speaking about his journey through the music industry plus some extra special treats!
Frank Turner – A Student Review
Sophiella Chappell – Music Business & Innovation Degree Student
Frank’s honesty and sincerity about the music industry and how he has made his name as a singer-songwriter in the business was refreshing. He spoke genuinely about his experiences, both good and bad, as a folk/punk solo artist after his departure from post-hardcore band Million Dead.
During the Q&A session, Turner gave advice from both performance and business perspectives, which appealed to ACM students across the board. As a musician and lecturer, Turner’s frank opinions on the music industry and current trends were impressionable. He appeared to be a man of strong roots and traditional values when it came to his music. Frank also gave students some insight into his lyrical inspiration, often attached to some unexpected and witty anecdotes, which made students warm to him. The seminar rounded off with Frank modestly performing some of his best-known songs, followed by an impromptu performance accompanied by some of ACM’s students better known as The Small Society.
Seeing students have the opportunity to perform with Frank was incredibly inspiring and they presented themselves so professionally, a credit to themselves and ACM.
About Frank Turner
Initially the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band’s split in 2005.
To date, Turner has released five solo albums, two rarities compilation albums, one split album and five EPs. Turner’s fifth studio album, Tape Deck Heart was released on 22 April 2013.
Read more about Frank Turner via Wikipeida.