Think Country’s Ten Minutes with Frankie Davies
My name is Frankie Davies and I am UK Country singer-songwriter from a tiny little island called Jersey.
How did you get into country music?
When I was 7 or 8 my Mum bought a tape of the Dixie Chicks’ album Wide Open Spaces and that was it for me, I fell in love with Country music. From then I discovered Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes, Allison Krauss and I didn’t know it at the time but it shaped how I would naturally sing and song write.
How would you describe your sound?
As I mentioned, growing up with Country music has naturally shaped my voice, my songwriting and my overall my sound which is my take on Country, intertwined with Folk, Rock and Pop.
What is your favourite country music song?
To Listen to (and why)
Why limit it to one song aah?! I don’t know which exact song but if I could choose an album, it would be the Dixie Chicks’ Fly, it just brings back so many memories from my childhood and fills me with happiness every time, so much so that I can play it over and over and never get bored.
To Perform (and why)
My favourite to perform would be San Fransisco Bay Blues by Jesse Fuller, it is an amazing song which is incredibly fun to perform and it’s one of the first songs I learnt to fingerpick on guitar so there is sentimental value in it too.
Who would be your dream collaboration?
I think it would have to be Dolly Parton, she is a songwriting genius, complete legend and I just love her. It would just be as you say, a dream collaboration.
With so many Artists putting a cover song in their sets, what would you cover and why?
I tend to not fill my set with too many covers but one I always do with my band is The Chain – Fleetwood Mac, it is an incredible song which is so much fun to perform and I find it always gets the crowd going.
If we came to one of your gigs, what should we expect?
When I’m performing solo you can expect an intimate environment where I chat more about my songs and about myself, with audience participation and a mix of upbeat and slow songs. When I’m with my band we do tend to go a little bit crazier, louder and rockier.
What’s new with you?
I’ve got a new single out called ‘Dancing All Night’ which is the title track to my EP which is out now. I’m currently writing and recording an album which (fingers-crossed) will be out late 2016 which I have loved doing, and soon i’ll be heading out to Nashville in February to write and record more for the album.
Where can fans find out more about you?
Website – www.frankiedavies.co.uk
Twitter – www.twitter.com/frankierdavies
Facebook – www.facebook.com/frankiedaviesmusic
YouTube – www.youtube.com/user/frankierosedavies
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/artist/0IvejMD1XCl3BOhDtPQyKc