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Albums

Measure For Measure January 2013)

Measure For Measure January 2013)

1] Best At Being Me

2] Victoria

3] Danse Macabre

4] Springsteen

5] The Tempest (Part Two)

6] Walt Was Wrong

7] Mistake

8] Flesh & Bone

9] The Unbearable Lightness Of Being Twenty

10] A Rough Guide To Being Happy

11] Last Orders (Band Version)

12] That's What Friends Are For

 

OWEN FRANKLIN: vocals (Tracks 1-12) / piano (Tracks 1-12) / Keys (Tracks 3-5, 8, 10, 12) / percussion (Tracks 2, 11) / harmonica (Track 2) / recorder (Track 2)

 

AUGMENTED 7: backing vocals (Track 6)

JON BEAVIS: drums (Tracks 1-12) / percussion (Tracks 2, 9)

HANNAH BUCKLEY: backing vocals (Tracks 6, 7)

JERRY CROZIER-COLE: rhythm guitar (Tracks 1, 3, 7) / lead guitar (Tracks 3, 5, 7, 9) / bass (Tracks 1, 7) / mandolin (Track 2)

MICHAEL FOXALL-SMITH: backing vocals (Track 10)

SOPHIE HAMMILL: vocals (Track 6)

CHERIF HASHIZUME: backing vocals (Tracks 1, 4, 10) / rhythm guitar (Track 12) / lead guitar (Track 11) / bass (Track 3) / percussion (Tracks 4, 6) / keys (Track 1) / soundscape (Track 12) / strings programming (Track 2)

KAT KLEVE: backing vocals (Tracks 5, 8, 12)

JOSH KOVOOR: trumpet (Track 1)

DAVE MILES: saxophone (Tracks 4, 10, 11)

JAMES MOORE: violin (Track 2)

STEVE ROBSHAW: lead guitar (Track 12)

SIMON TAIT: percussion (Track 11)

MATT THOMAS: bass (Track 12)

TOM WILLIAMS: rhythm guitar (Tracks 1-2, 4-6, 8-11) / lead guitar (Tracks 4, 8, 10) / bass (Tracks 2, 4-6, 8-11) / keys (Tracks 5, 8, 9) / backing vocals (Track 6) / strings programming (Tracks 5, 7, 11)

 

 

Music and lyrics © Owen Franklin 2012

All music and lyrics by Owen Franklin

Drums engineered by Matt Thomas

Produced by Tom Williams

Mixed and mastered by Cherif Hashizume, courtesy of Café Music Studios

Album artwork by Gareth Aldridge


Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist (February 2011)

Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist (February 2011)

1.The Lovers & The Losers [feat. Kat Kleve] 03:41
2.She Walks In Beauty 03:23
3.Teetotal 03:44
4.The Tempest (Part One) 03:45
5.Misanthropic Blues (Live Take) 03:18
6.Halfway House to Hell 01:31
7.A Celebration Of Songwriting 01:57
8.The Only Thing Left To Do 05:15

 


OWEN FRANKLIN: vocals (Tracks 1-11) / piano & keyboards (Tracks 1-4, 6-11) /  guitar (Track 5) / bass (Track 7) / saxophone (Track 10) / kazoo (Track 7)

 

JON BEAVIS: drums (Tracks 1, 2, 8, 9, 11)

JOHN BUTTERWORTH: vocals (Track 4) 

JERRY CROZIER-COLE: guitars (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 9) / bass (Tracks 3, 9)

ANDY DAVIS: drums (Track 3)

KAT KLEVE: vocals (Tracks 1, 4, 11)

DAVE MILES: saxophone (Track 1) 

STEVE ROBSHAW: guitar (Track 11)

BEN SKERRATT: guitars (Track 4) 

SIMON TAIT: bell (Track 10) 

MATT THOMAS: bass (Tracks 1, 2, 8, 11)

ALFIE WILLIAMS: guitar (Track 7) 

 

Recorded by Matt Thomas and Louis Sherman

Produced by Louis Sherman, with the exception of Track 8, produced by Matt Thomas

Music and lyrics © Owen Franklin 2011

All lyrics by Owen Franklin, with the exception of Track 2, lyrics by Lord Byron and Owen Franklin

All solos arranged by their respective performers

Cover photography by Mike Foxall-Smith, © January 2011 

 


The Lovers & The Losers [DEMO] (October 2010)

The Lovers & The Losers [DEMO] (October 2010)

1.Introït [Demo] 01:58
2.The Lovers & The Losers [feat. Kat Kleve] [Demo] 03:38
3.She Walks In Beauty [Demo] 03:19
4.A Failed Song For Tim (Live Take) [Demo] 03:23
5.Ballad For A Brat [Demo] 02:09
6.Teetotal [Demo] 03:44
7.The Not-So-Great Gatsby [Demo] 03:23
8.The Only Thing Left To Do [Demo] 05:15
9.A Rough Guide To Being Happy [Demo] 04:55
10.That's What Friends Are For [Demo] 05:22

 

 

OWEN FRANKLIN: vox (Tracks 1-10)/ piano & keyboards (Tracks 1-4, 6-10) / guitar (Track 5)

JON BEAVIS: drums (Tracks 2, 3, 7-10)

JERRY CROZIER-COLE: guitar (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 9) / bass (Tracks 6, 7, 9)

ANDY DAVIS: drums (Track 6)

KAT KLEVE: vox (Tracks 1, 2, 10)

STEVE ROBSHAW: guitar (Tracks 1, 10)

MATT THOMAS: bass (Tracks 2, 3, 8, 10) / backing vox (Track 9)

 

Produced by Matt Thomas & Owen Franklin, with the exception of Track 4, produced by Louis Sherman

All guitar solos arranged by Jerry Crozier-Cole and Steve Robshaw

Lyrics by Owen Franklin, with the exception of Track 3, lyrics by Lord Byron & Owen Franklin

Music and lyrics Owen Franklin © 2010 

All artwork photography taken by Mike Foxall-Smith, © July 2010


EPs

The Film Noir EP (October 2011)

The Film Noir EP (October 2011)

1.Danse Macabre 03:43
2.Teetotal (2011 Remaster) 03:46
3.Going Home 05:26

A taster of the album due autumn 2012, 'The Film Noir EP' features two brand new tracks, along with a complete remix and re-master of the live favourite 'Teetotal'.

 

 

 

 



OWEN FRANKLIN: vocals (Tracks 1-3) / piano (Tracks 1-3) / keys (Tracks 1-3) / bass (Track 3) / percussion (Track 3)
JON BEAVIS: drums (Tracks 1, 3)
JERRY CROZIER-COLE: guitars (Tracks 1-3) / bass (Track 2)
ANDY DAVIS: drums (Track 2)
CHERIF HASHIZUME: bass (Track 1)

Engineered by Matt Thomas
Produced by Cherif Hashizume, courtesy of Café Music Studios
All music and lyrics © 2011 Owen Franklin
Guitar solos arranged by Jerry Crozier-Cole

Album photography © 2011 Pip Johnson
EP Front Cover © 2011 Dan Levy


Singles

Best At Being Me (September 2012)

Best At Being Me (September 2012)

 

Owen Franklin -- vocals, piano

Jon Beavis -- drums

Jerry Crozier-Cole -- guitars, bass

Cherif Hashizume -- keys, backing vocals

Josh Kovoor -- trumpet

Tom Williams - guitar

 

Drums engineered by Matt Thomas

Produced by Cherif Hashizume, courtesy of Café Music Studios

Music & lyrics © Owen Franklin 2012

 

 

 

Video directed by Jonny Clooney & Owen Franklin

Filmed by Jonny Clooney & Jake Ivill

Production assistant: Mike Foxall-Smith

Edited by Jonny Clooney

Filmed @ The Elbow Room, Bristol

 

Starring: Jon Beavis, John Butterworth, Claire Barton, Evan Edwards, Rhys Edwards, Michael Foxall-Smith, Owen Franklin, Sophie Gordon, Kat Kleve, Alex Landon, Dominic McInerney, James Moore, Naomi Pelkiewicz, Émilie Smith, Jane Still, Gordon Strong, Chloë Wellings, Tom Whitelaw

 


Danse Macabre (October 2011)

Danse Macabre (October 2011)

Directed by Owen Franklin and Rob McGregor
Filmed by Rob McGregor
Assistant Director: Roz Marshall
Produced by Jonny Clooney
Grading by Films@59
Starring: Danniella Zamparelli, Dan Levy, Jon Beavis, Josh Dyer, Tim Kovoor, Ross Miller, James Moore
With very special thanks to Auri Braunbarth and Hausbar

Music, lyrics and video © Owen Franklin 2011


The Not-So-Great Gatsby (January 2011)

The Not-So-Great Gatsby (January 2011)

VOCALS/KEYS: Owen Franklin
GUITARS/BASS: Jerry Crozier-Cole
DRUMS: Jon Beavis

Recorded by Matt Thomas / Produced by Louis Sherman

Music and lyrics © 2011 Owen Franklin

Video featuring: Owen Franklin, Kat Kleve, Jerry Crozier-Cole, Jon Beavis, Josh Dyer, Mike Foxall-Smith, Tom Whitelaw.
Filmed by Louis Sherman / Produced by Louis Sherman & Owen Franklin


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