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.
Great start to the Step Into My Room Tour! Hosted by The Reverend Chunky but Funky!
With a readership and viewing of over 45000 people the first gig which took place in the Reverend’s front room ended up being broadcast to 1000′s!
Uncle Frank are delighted to announce the Winners of the “Step into My Room” competition. All winners have now been notified and spoken to by Frank and Naim personally.
The winners are:-
Follow the competition tour, video and the latest news on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. Thanks to everyone who entered.
From Sunday 16th March 2014 at 8pm to Thursday 27th March 2014, Uncle Frank will launch a national competition, giving everyone the opportunity of winning an exclusive personal and private show with the band. The competition is open to anyone over 18yrs of age & resident in the United Kingdom.
Entering this once in a lifetime competition to have Uncle Frank ‘Step in to your Room’, couldn’t be easier. It’s free to enter, and there is only 1 question to answer which is -
“What is the title of their forthcoming Album launched on April 28th 2014?”
If you know, then simply email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. (If your are not sure of the answer then check out Uncle Frank’s Website, Facebook or Twitter pages.) From all the correct entries, 12 lucky individuals will have Uncle Frank and the ‘Frankettes’ (the bands dancers), visit them in their hometown and play an exclusive one hour session for them, by stepping in to their very own living room. It’s the ultimate party opportunity.
Frank and Naim will perform songs from their new album released by MITA Records, ensuring that everyone ends the evening with a smile that will last for days and days.
On Sunday 16th March we will announce a very, very exciting competition.
We will be attempting something no ones ever tried before and we know you will love it.
A special video with competition details will be released through social media and on the front page of our website on Sunday
Click the image to view what’s to come in 2014 for Uncle Frank with an exclusive preview of ‘Desperate Town’ an epic track from the forthcoming Uncle Frank debut album on MITA records. Some scenes from this shoot were taken during a freak snow storm overnight in Leicester.
Naim Cortazzi who co-wrote and produced the song with Frank said
“Big Dog (Frank) rings me at 1.30am and said “bro, look outside… I see a million dollar movie set!” All we had available at the time was our mate Peri’s 7 mega pixel camera, but the snow was so bright and fell so thick it didn’t matter, every shot looked money!”
The rest is history!
Watch the trailer here!
Fabulous pictures of Frank and Naim performing with Huey and The New Yorkers at the sell out BluesFest in The Albert Hall taken by Ashley Southall (Immersed photography).
Chillin’ with some their all time hero’s such as Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and Bobby Womack who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award
Uncle Frank is performing with Huey Morgan for this unbelievable show at The Albert Hall on November 1st. Headlining the event is The Ronnie Wood Band, Van Morrisson and Mick Hucknall….celebrating The 3rd International Blues Festival. Day strollers and evening tickets may still be available …see link!