Chip Hawkes & Frank Turner

Forest FM special, featuring Chip Hawkes and Frank Turner talking to Geoff Dorsett.

Chip Hawkes started his professional music career in 1962 with “The Horizons”.  Chip joined “Brian Poole & The Tremeloes” in late 1965 and this format went on for about a year.  Brian embarked on a solo career which eventually led to them splitting.  Chip & Alan Blakely found the song “Here Comes My Baby” written by Cat Stevens which proved to be their first global hit and first US success.  Over the next 6 to 7 years, “The Tremeloes” produced worldwide hits such as “Silence Is Golden”.  Many of the hits were penned by Chip.  Recently, the demand for him as a solo artist has been huge in Europe as well as the US.  He has toured with Gerry Marsden stateside & in the UK, with Brian Poole in the UK & with Dominic Kirwan in the UK and is planning to return to the States to tour as well.

Frank Turner is an English folk/punk singer-songwriter from Meonstoke, Hampshire. Initially the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner embarked upon a primarily acoustic-based solo career following the band’s split in 2005. Both in the studio and during live performances, Turner is accompanied by his backing band, The Sleeping Souls, which consists of Ben Lloyd (guitar, mandolin), Tarrant Anderson (bass), Matt Nasir (piano) and Nigel Powell (drums).

Chip Hawkes

Frank Turner