Andy Franks

Co-Founder and Trustee, Music Support

Franksy has worked his way though every backstage role in the live music industry, from monitor engineer, stage manager, production manager, production director, tour manager and tour director, working for over 17 years with Depeche Mode alone, and 7 years each with Coldplay and Robbie Williams. More recently he has worked with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Madness, New Kids on the Block, Leona Lewis and The Stone Roses.
He was Tour Manager for the 3 nights of Robbie Williams Knebworth Concerts with 135,000 people attending per night, the biggest shows in UK history, and also the 150,000 people who saw Robbie play in one night in Dublin. Another record.

He has travelled to over 60 countries around the world and lived at the top end of the music business with a life of 5 star luxury and private planes – a long way from travelling around in those early days, driving the truck and loading in and out the PA system.

He is a multi award winning Tour Manager, having won “Tour Manager of the Year” no less than 4 times at the TPI awards, and also “Plumber of the Year” at the prestigious ILMC Arthur Awards on 3 occasions.



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