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 …

Wherever You Go

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  Alan Franks’s new album, Wherever You Go, is now available on iTunes. It has seventeen superb songs, in styles ranging from top British jazz to the astonishing voice of the fourteen-year-old West End sensation Isabella Pappas. Here are some tremendous ballads of love and loss as well as lyrics full of sharp wit and brightness. All bear the stamp …