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Ex- International One lead singer 'Franco and The Dreadnought' signs to Blue Pie.
29 Apr 2011

Franco, lead singer of hit Manchester band, International One, embarks on a solo project with songwriting and melodies at the core. This is a collection of acoustic and piano tunes, simple stripped back arrangements to let the songs really come out.

After many years with International One the band did a self release which was played by Zane Lowe on Radio 1, Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 and was Clint Boon’s single of the week on XFM. This led to the band signing a record deal with a label under UNIVERSAL. Franco was asked personally by Desmond Tutu to write a song celebrating the life of Nelson Mandella, the archbishop gave it as a gift to Mr Mandella for his 90th birthday. Unfortunately the label went under in the recession sparking Franco’s solo career. 

Fortunately though for Blue Pie, Franco went solo and brought us an amazing collection of tracks that we are distributing to the world. Franco and the Dreadnought are heart-warming, spine-tingling Indie-acoustic music. Stay tuned as Franco and his amazing songwriting prowess are bound to cause a stir on the Airwaves very shortly. 

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