Only Natural – CD Out Now On iTunes

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Only Natural is beautiful collection of soulful ballads, folk, country and roots music, all original songs by Alan Franks and sung by Patty Vetta. The title track sees Patty returning to her country influences, with stylish assistance from Steve Reynolds’s piano and Tony Harris’s steel guitar. Here too are several powerful narrative ballads in the English folk tradition. Perhaps the …

Bird in Flames

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Patty Vetta and Alan Franks’s fourth album, Bird in Flames, contains two of Franks’s most ambitious story-telling songs: As I Walked Out, which revisits the life of Brendan Macreadie, a popular item from their first album; and the title track Bird In Flames, relating tells a passionate, enigmatic tale of betrayal in wartime France. While the first of these shows …

Barnes Music Festival – 23 March

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Alan is performing with West End star Charlotte Moore and the Barnes Community Choir at the Barnes Music Festival. Community Evening – Barnes Community Choir 23 March 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity, Barnes Barnes Community Choir is for singers of all ages and backgrounds, who share a love of song and an enthusiasm for making music together. There‚Äôs no audition, …