I have been playing drums professionally for about 25 years.
In that time, I have toured and recorded with many musicians. I joined the Norman Beaker Band in the mid-seventies. With them, I have backed, and recorded with, many American and British Blues and R&B artists, including Jack Bruce, Chris Farlowe, Lowell Fulson, Phil Guy, Johnny Mars, The Convulsions, Louisiana Red, Larry Garner, Lurrie & Carey Bell, Lefty Diz, Honey Boy Edwards, Bither Smith, Rockin' Sidney, Dr Jeremy Sassoon, Paul Jones, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Bernie Marsden, Colin Hodgkinson, Mick Abrahams, Zoot Money and Victor Brox. In a Jazz context I have worked extensively with Gary Boyle, and have also played with Bobby Wellins and Digby Fairweather. I have also recorded with with my brother Nick Franks, and Tim Wheater. I currently also have my own band, SAMPLE & HOLD.
I am experienced in a wide variety of styles and am happy to work either in the studio or live.
ANGIE PALMER: Romantica Obscura (2001); Road (2004)
NORMAN BEAKER BAND: Bought In The Act (1988); Into The Blues (1990); The Older I Get, The Better I Was (1998)
MICK ABRAHAMS: Mick's Back (1997)
INDIGO RECORDS COMPILATION: Confessin' The Blues (1996)
ALEXIS KORNER MEMORIAL CONCERT: 3 Volumes, (1995)
ROCKIN' SIDNEY: Live (1989)
THE PAUL JONES
RHYTHM AND BLUES SHOW (THE AMERICAN GUESTS) - Volume 1 (1987);
Volume 2 (1988); Volume 3 (1989)
PHIL GUY: I Once Was A Gambler (1986)
GARY BOYLE BAND: Friday Night Again (1986)
Tim Franks can be contacted by email:firstname.lastname@example.org