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Fans adore his ardent folk punk style, although Frank Turner isn’t overly keen on labels. Starting in post-hardcore punk bands like Million Dead, it’s since flying solo in 2005 that the unique singer songwriter’s popularity has grown due to his poetic lyrics, warm personality and genuine appreciation of his position.

Never work-shy, he has a hefty back catalogue, from the painful feelings of Tape Deck Heart to uplifting England Keep My Bones, and his work is often autobiographical. New release No Man’s Land has a stronger folk feel and is a concept record that brings attention to women in history who have done amazing things but have not received the credit they deserve.

Frank positively thrives when touring and his live show is always a treat. For his next North East date at The Empire in Middleborough on Tuesday 10th March, it would be a safe bet to say there will be no pyrotechnics or big-screen projections, simply a man who has honed his craft, wears his heart on his sleeve and wants to share his words with his fans. Long-time followers will be in their element, and no doubt he’ll pick up some new admirers along the way.

Frank Turner is at Middlesbrough Empire on Tuesday 10th March


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