Last updated: 02/17/2010
Vincent Frank (born Vincent James Turner on 9 October 1985 in Thornton Heath, Croydon) known professionally as Frankmusik, is a British electropop musician. The name 'Frank' is derived from the surname of his grandfather, whose name he took as a tribute.
Frankmusik attended Christ's Hospital boarding school, with best friend Andrew Hedley, in West Sussex. He completed a year-long foundation course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and went on to study at the London College of Fashion, dropping out to concentrate on music. In December 2008, Frankmusik made it on to the long-list of the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll Frankmusik's debut album, Complete Me, was released on 3 August 2009. He has also remixed material by other artists, including Pet Shop Boys' "Love etc.", Lady Gaga's "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)", Alphabeat's "Fascination" and "10,000 Nights", Mika's "Relax, Take It Easy" and CSS's "Move" and has covered "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse and The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights". Frankmusik has also produced material for other artists, such as "First Place" from Tinchy Stryder's Catch 22 album. He is also a former beatboxer, known as Mr Mouth..
In the UK, Gaydar Radio was the first national station to champion Frankmusik and tracks from Complete Me. Initially interviewed by Alex Baker as part of the station's coverage of national student gay pride, Frankmusik performed a number of live tracks, which were then playlisted as part of an album teaser. On 8 July 2009, the second single to be taken from the album was A-listed by BBC Radio 1. His rise to fame was also followed closely by his local radio station, 107.8 Radio Jackie, the Sound of SW London which was the first station to broadcast his music.
Frankmusik's debut album Complete Me debuted on the UK Albums Chart at Number 13 on 17 August 2009. This was a fall from its midweek position of Number 5.. At Glastonbury in 2009 (Frankmusik's first performance there) it was announced that "Time Will Tell" will be the next released single. However, 3 Little Words will be released instead on October 12.
In January and February 2009, Frankmusik was the support act for Keane on their Perfect Symmetry tour in the UK.. In March 2009 Frankmusik headlined National Student Pride in Brighton's premier seafront club Digital with Jodie Harsh and Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling). In June 2009 FrankMusik was support act for the Pet Shop Boys in London, Manchester and Liverpool. Frankmusik did a short tour to launch the album Complete Me, starting in Brighton on 17 July and taking in London, Glasgow and Manchester. On 18 August 2009 a more extensive UK tour was announced to take place during November and December 2009... Just two days later on 20 August 2009, it was announced that Frankmusik would join the Perez Hilton Presents tour in Autumn 2009. Frankmusik was part of a spectacular line up at the 02 Arena 3D ELEKTRO RAVE alongside Caspa and Rusko, Tinchy Stryder, High Contrast and Dancing Robot Music.