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About Frank Turner


Francis Edward Turner is an English punk and folk singer-songwriter from Meonstoke, Hampshire. He began his career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, then embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band's split in 2005. In the studio and during live performances, Turner is accompanied by his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, which consists of Ben Lloyd , Tarrant Anderson , Matt Nasir and Callum Green .


To date, Turner has released eight solo albums, four rarities compilation albums, one retrospective "best of" album, one split album and five EPs. Turner's eighth studio album, No Man's Land, was released on 16 August 2019.


Frank Turner was born in Bahrain, to Jane Cartwright, a primary school head teacher, and Miranda Turner, an investment banker. Upon returning to England, the family settled first in Winchester before moving to Meonstoke. Turner was educated at Summer Fields and subsequently on a scholarship at Eton College, where he studied alongside Prince William. He attended the London School of Economics where he read History.


His maternal grandfather is Richard Fox Cartwright , Bishop of Plymouth. Through Miranda, his grandparents are Sir Mark Turner , a merchant banker who was also the chairman of high street retailer BHS, and Margaret, daughter of Sir Hereward Wake, 13th Baronet.


Turner became engaged to longtime girlfriend Jessica Guise on 7 August 2018. They married on 30 August 2019. Guise is an actress and musician and leads her own band, Guise.


The first record Turner owned was the album Killers by Iron Maiden. Metal was the first genre of music he fell in love with, and he remains a passionate fan. Turner's musical career began at school, with the short-lived alternative band Kneejerk. The band released three records and played several shows around the UK. The last record, their only full-length, was entitled The Half Life of Kissing and was released by Yorkshire DIY hardcore label Sakari Empire after the band had broken up.


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