Franco and the Dreadnought is a solo project combining Franco’s heartfelt vocals and songwriting with his Dreadnought acoustic guitar. This lad from Manchester, England has the goods and the capability of packing arenas full of people waving their hands in the air and singing along with every fibre of their being.
Franco and the Dreadnought’s debut album was released on August 3rd 2014 on The Glasstone label to a host of rave reviews
It is awe inspiring to hear an acoustic song such as “Last Man Standing” convey the sweet, melt your heart sentiment of Damien Rice while creating the same emotive impact as the arena rock of The Kings of Leon. His singing and playing exude confidence and while making no attempt at covering up his English inflections, his delivery is all the more real and raw.
Franco is no stranger to success and as a testament to the power of his musical ability, he was asked personally by Desmond Tutu to write a song celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela. The archbishop gave the song entitled “Inyaniso” (translation – “Truth”) as a gift to Mr Mandela for his birthday.
Franco has been making waves both sides of The Atlantic, having completed his first US tour last year, he was back in LA in April to keep up writing links with people like Rick Garcia (hollywood voice over artist and songwriter), Pam Sheyne (writer for Cristina Aguilera / Corin Bailey Rae / Miley Cirus) and Marcella Detroit (Shakespeare Sister / Bananarama)
As of November 2014 Franco took the plunge and moved out to LA to pursue his career.