To Be Frank

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Frank Pescod goes under the moniker To Be Frank, an apt name for his raw songwriting and stark production. His melancholic pop straddles electronica, indie and classic ballads from an earlier era, proving Frank is as comfortable on the grand piano as he is with the latest studio gear. He’s been described as a cross between James Blake and Radiohead; throw in the pop nous of Gotye and the soulful vocals of Jamie Lidell and you’re halfway there.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 12 Aug 2013
  • min read
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Frank Pescod goes under the moniker To Be Frank, an apt name for his raw honest songwriting and stark production.

His melancholic pop straddles electronica, indie and classic ballads from an earlier era, proving Frank is as comfortable on the grand piano as he is with the latest studio gear.

He’s been described as a cross between James Blake and Radiohead; throw in the strong pop nous of Gotye and the soulful vocals of Jamie Lidell and you’re halfway there.

Frank is certainly no stranger to the music industry, although his debut EP only dropped this summer. The Suffolk born musician is a friend of superstar songwriter and producer Eg White and runs his own production studio, sync company and record label.

He’s been producing music for adverts and big fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and River Island for a while now, lining himself up for big things this autumn with the backing of BBC Introducing.

For his debut London show, Frank will support Deptford Goth at the Union Chapel on 27 September. Beforehand he will be appearing on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds festival on 23 to 25 August.

With tastemaker support from the likes of Rob Da Bank, Huw Stephens and Zane Lowe, Frank will have played four major festivals before his debut gig - a remarkable achievement and ringing endorsement from UK promoters.

To find out more, read our 30 seconds interview with To Be Frank here.

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