Alan Franks & Friends playing in Richmond, 7.30pm Sat May 6, Oddfellows, Parkshot

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A gig to launch the album Wherever You Go which features the lyrics of playwright and journalist Alan Franks.

The tunes, which range from jazz, through pop ballads to folk, are the work of many musicians, including the internationally renowned saxophonist Tim Whitehead, Indie rock star Glen Strachan, and Franks himself.

This is the sixth CD of Alan’s songs.

The previous five showcased the voices of Patty Vetta, who has performed with such legends as Johnny Cash and Phil Everly, and of West End actress Charlotte Moore. Several of the songs were covered by other artists, in particular The Wishfulness Waltz, which became the title track of an album by folk rock veterans Fairport Convention.

Of the making of Wherever You Go Franks says: ‘It’s been a joy to work with all these gifted people and to hear their musical response to my words. In many cases, I don’t think I knew quite what I was trying to say until I heard their performances.’

Listen to Isabella Pappas sing the title track of Wherever You Go on Soundcloud.