Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls – Cheese and Grain, Frome

Tonight I went to see Frank Turner, the first of two Beautiful Days warm-up gigs for me this week. A mixed crowd, some a lot older than me, but most were a lot lot younger.

Support came from Oxygen Thief, a shouty bloke from Bristol with an acoustic guitar, who was somewhat drowned out by the relentless chatter amongst the crowd who weren’t particularly interested in what was going on on the stage.

Frank Turner walked out on stage at 9:30 and headed into a song on his own before his backing band The Sleeping Souls joined in mid-song, and they carried on for a 90-minute set. There were a couple of new songs, a few sing-a-long songs, and even a dance-along song although I’m not sure how well that worked out. An excellent evening followed by chaos in the car park as everyone tried to leave at the same time.

Next up, New Model Army.

If I Ever Stray
The Road
Peggy Sang the Blues
Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
Glory Hallelujah
Wessex Boy
Substitute
The Real Damage
Tell Tale Signs
A Decent Cup of Tea
I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
I Am Disappeared
Long Live The Queen
Recovery
Sons of Liberty
One Foot Before the Other
Four Simple Words
Try This at Home
I Still Believe

Love Ire & Song
Photosynthesis