Acoustic guitar and vocals
Pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin, keyboards, banjo, electric guitar
Frank’s musical journey started on his 4th birthday, with the harmonica. Having done the Royal College of Music he jumped ship into the session world. On one session for EMI the bass player didn’t turn up but all the gear was there. Frank offered to have a go and promptly became a jobbing bass player. Various tours on trombone then took over backing and supporting visiting American artists such as Jackson 5 European Tour 1972, Ben E King, Popcorn Wiley, Percy Sledge, The Flirtations, Sisters Love, The Four Tops, The Temptations, ZZ Top, Bryan Adams, Extreme, and many more.
Then writing took hold which involved learning how to play all the instruments and stuff other people couldn’t (or wouldn’t ‘cos they weren’t cool way back), such as banjo, pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar, bouzouki, banjo, ukulele, mandolin & various instruments of his own invention.
Franks T.V/Film writing career got underway in the early 90’s with Yorkshire Television with shows like Jungle Run, The Big Bang, Scoop, Adam’s Family Tree and Wilmott.
He’s also written for Stardate, Science Shack (BBC 2/Adam Hart Davis), Dying Breed, Fat Friends (ITV), and Junkyard Wars, various films such as Stolen, Lesbian Vampire Killers, Bart Got A Room and many more.
He is currently writing and recording with his son Dan (our intrepid drummer and recording engineer/producer) for Audionetwork supplying production music for various TV documentaries, factual programmes and advertising etc.
Drums and Percussion
Ed has his own rock band “Day Old Hate” which plays original material and achieves prime time Radio 1 play. When not working with DOH he spends the rest of his time working on other projects, notably Billie Marten, NYBB, Dan Burnett to name a few.
With influences from Francis Rossi to Albert Lee to Johnny Hiland, “I’ve always enjoyed blurring the lines between blues, rock and country music.” Inspired by a father that owned a record shop and introduced him to music not usually heard in the UK in the 70’s and 80’s, “I can remember my father listening to all sorts of country and rock’n’roll on Sunday mornings. I’ve heard a lot of songs and don’t always know who did them! Guitar riffs seem to stick in my mind and even today I’m still finding out who actually played them!”