Celebrate five years of Music Support with Co-Founder, Trustee and multi-award-winning Tour Manager, Andy Franks and industry friends Manfred Frank and Steven Chapman as they share highlights of their favourite shows, touring with everyone from Robbie Williams and Roger Waters to Morrissey and the Stone Roses. We look forward to hearing their stories of life on the road with some of the world’s biggest music stars.

Entry to this special event that will be hosted on Zoom is FREE but if you would like to make a donation to Music Support please visit our Perfect Fifth JustGiving campaign page.

Register for FREE here.

Anyone who makes a minimum donation of £5 via our JustGiving page and enters the word ‘Franksy‘ into their donation message will be automatically entered into a draw to win Music Support’s ‘Perfect Fifth Vinyl collection,’ a money-can’t-buy prize of 5 x signed records from music icons (Boy George, Madness, Passenger, Skunk Anansie and Tom Walker).

If you have any questions about this event please contact info@musicsupport.org

All funds raised really do make a huge difference to Music Support:

  • £5 could help us to answer a call that could save someone’s life
  • £50 could help us to provide free access to Thrive, NHS approved wellbeing app to manage stress, anxiety and depression
  • £500 could help us to deliver training courses that equip industry peers with knowledge and skills to support colleagues affected by mental ill health and/or addiction
  • £5000 could contribute towards a clinical assessment and residential treatment for someone in crisis

Thank you for your support and celebrating our 5th birthday with us.

ANDY FRANKS – Tour Manager, Co-Founder & Trustee, Music Support – Franksy has been tour managing for over 30 years for the likes of Depeche Mode, Madness, Coldplay, Robbie Williams, The Rolling Stones, The Stone Roses and many more. In recent years he has been running Artist Liaison at Hyde Park for BST festival welcoming everyone from Bon Jovi to Blur, Tom Jones to The Who.

MANFRED FRANK – Artist Ground Transport Coordinator – after having worked at summer camps in the US and as security at concerts in Munich, in 1987, German native Manfred was invited by Global promoter Marcel Avram (whose clients included Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd and Tina Turner) to drive artists/bands on his tour with Liza Minnelli. This then lead to further tours with the likes of Rod Stewart and Prince. In 2000, he established ‘Stars & Cars,’ a ground transportation service that has serviced over 100 tours in more than 200 cities across Europe. We look forward to hearing his tales from the tour bus! Find out more at www.starsandcars.eu

STEVEN CHAPMAN – Tour Manager, SGCTM Limited: Global Tour Management – having trained as a Bricklayer, Steven was offered a doorway into live music in March 1983, working as a drum roadie with Spear of Destiny, a rising English band, and so saw endless tours throughout the 80’s, guided by youth, wit and an instinct for getting the job done, no matter what! His touring career now spans four decades hitting arena and stadium shows with some of the biggest names in music including The Stones Roses, Richard Hawley, Royal Blood and the Artic Monkeys. Find out more at www.stevenchapman.com