We are patrons of the Bodie Hodges Foundation
and this Thursday at Leicester Tiger’s stadium in the 1880 suite,
We’ll be helping to raise money for this charity.
Ticket prices are £65 and include drinks reception, 4 course meal,
auction and super draw, live music speeches from Rugby World Cup winners and much more!
Here’s a great review in The Gay Times
of our new video and single ‘Dance Instructor’
“Gone are the days of dancing like no one is watching yet, in true Flashdance style,
the debut single from duo Uncle Frank plays homage to these wonderful days”
The Uncle Frank Coffee House Sessions Tour kicks off on Monday in Bournemouth
and will be coming to a city near you! All welcome!! (including non-students).
Why not funk up your day?? Details below:
Bournemouth Uni (The Loft) 12pm
Southampton (The Bridge) 2pm
Winchester Uni (Terrace Bar) 4pm
10/2/15 Bedfordshire Uni (The Lounge) 12.30pm
Queen Mary Uni (Ground Cafe) 3pm
Essex Uni (SU Bar) 1pm
University of London (Student Central) 6pm
Loughborough Uni 9SU Piazza) 12pm
Warwick Uni (Curiositea) 5.30pm
Bath Uni (Plug Bar) 1pm
Bath Spa Uni (SU Bar) 2.30pm
Keele Uni (Blend) 12pm
Manchester Met (SU Bar) 2.30pm
Liverpool Uni (Starbucks) 5pm
Nottingham Trent (The Lounge) 12pm
Derby Uni (Academy Bar) 2.30pm
Sheffield Uni (Raynor Lounge) 5.30pm
Bradford Uni (Student Central) 1pm
Leeds Uni (Terrace Bar) 3.30pm
Teeside Uni (Terrace Bar) 1pm
Northumbria Uni (Habita) 3pm
Stirling Uni (Underground) 12pm
Strathclyde (The Priory) 1.30pm
St Andrews (Rector’s Cafe) 5.30pm
Uncle Frank will be playing a special show at The Lancaster School in Leicester.
Over the past year the school has been almost entirely rebuilt,
so, to celebrate this the band will be playing for students, staff and parents.
You can now download the Uncle Frank single Step Into My Room from the following stores on mp3.
This package also features the amazing Boy Kid Cloud remix of Step Into My Room and Gravy Baby
Click on the names to listen and purchase
The Uncle Frank ‘Step Into My Room’ tour featured heavily on BBC 1 news today to a huge audience of 6,500 000
Watch it in HD on BBC’s facebook page here
The reporters followed the band to Daniella’s house n Stourbridge. Birmingham
Uncle Frank went into overdrive on Friday with appearances on BBC West Midlands breakfast radio show
and BBC television doing a special feature on the bands’ performance at competition winner Daniella’s house.
The regional paper did a big feature on the day here:
Top live review of the Bodie Hodges Foundation show we performed at right here:
http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Article.aspx?id=7362 or just read below.
Uncle Frank : 1880 Suite, Leicester Tigers, Leicester
Author: Dave Goodwin
A huge charity bash which drew in the likes of Phil Tuffnell and Willie Thorne as after dinner speakers and a plethora of other big names played host to a rather strange ending. Black tie, suits and ball gowns are not the normal garb you would associate with Frank Benbini and Naim Cortezzi. Not that these accomplished musicians aren’t worthy of the style on parade here. In fact in my humble opinion they are actually greater than anything…well, just anything really.
The MC struggled to get noticed but by the time he had got to introducing Uncle Frank the crowd had turned their attentions to the two chaps who stuck out like a sore thumb. A nice sore thumb though. The baseball-hatted, Benbini was one of the Fun Lovin Criminals, while Naim Cortezzi is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and session musician who has played on various albums. Hailing from Leicester, they didn’t have far to come tonight. As Frank admitted before the show, this wasn’t his normal environment. It was, however, for a worthy cause, the hosts trying to raise over £130k to build a holiday home for kids with terminal disease.
They cut straight into ‘Big Brother’, which saw Naim on guitar and Frank cruising around the small stage. The crowd all of a sudden hushed and made their way to the dancefloor to gain ultimate enjoyment from the boys to their right. A little later they were joined in somewhat Kid Creole style by two dancing girls, and Uncle Frank were off and running. Naim once again showed his considerable deftness on his guitar before opting for the microphone a little later. Somehow the glitz of the affair blended in nicely with the antics on stage, and all too soon it was over as after half an hour they had to bring their hip-hop tinged jazz soul to an end, leaving the amazed onlookers crying for more. Uncle Frank has had me jumping up and down with excitement since Huey Morgan sung their praises when I interviewed him and his band Huey and the New Yorkers at the Rescue Rooms last year.
They can be seen in various haunts around the country, but you will have to be quick off the mark. Me, myself and I won’t be the only ones to tap into the diverse duo that is Uncle Frank and keep it a secret for long.