The Rescue Rooms archives: 2017
FRANKIE DAVIES (Red Room Show), Live In Rescue Rooms Red Room
- Saturday 25th March 2017
- Supported by: Claydon Connor
Frankie Davies is at the leading edge of the boom in UK Country music and has been delighting fans in the UK and beyond with her unique blend of Country and Americana. Frankie says of her musical upbringing, ‘growing up listening to Country music has left a definite imprint on my voice and shaped my sound and the types of songs I write. I am inspired by Country and Americana, and I think that really shows in my music and songwriting but I feel that it is my own take on it not just an imitation.’
With thoughtful lyrics, diverse melodies and a humble stage presence that immediately connects with the crowd, Frankie holds her audience with both beautiful ballads and upbeat dance tunes, all with their origins clearly rooted in the great tradition of Nashville.
In 2015 Frankie released her debut EP ‘Dancing All Night’ out of which came 3 singles, critical praise and national airplay. In 2016 she began work on her debut album, recording with renowned Nashville musicians in the home of Country, and back in the UK with her all female band. Frankie has visited Nashville on many occasions to write and perform, once notably with BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris as one of just 3 UK artists selected to represent BBC Introducing in Nashville at the Americana Music Festival. She continues to enjoy support from Bob and his team on his radio shows and festival stages.
Aged just 24, Frankie performs at the highest level. She has toured the UK with British Country favourites The Shires and was booked as main support for Grammy Nominated Nashville star Chris Young (7 US No1's - Grammy Nominated) on the European leg of his sold out, 'I'm Comin' Over’, tour stopping off in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Munich, Berlin, Cologne and Stockholm. Most recently she toured with Nashville singer-songwriter Charlie Worsham in the UK and Germany and has twice played the UK’s biggest Country showcase ‘C2C Country to Country’ at London’s O2 Arena along with some of the biggest names in Country. In June 2016 Frankie was invited back to Nashville to perform at an international showcase at one of the world’s biggest Country festivals, CMA Fest.