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I asked Frankie where she found the inspiration for her stage name; the answer was quite simple… Frankie used to perform under her maiden name: Frances Charlton, but found that she was leaning more towards an edgier name for herself. The answer was right under her nose… her nick name is “Frankie” and her married surname is “Beagle”… Voila! Frankie Beagle. Gorgeous!
Frankie and her supportive husband Jordan hail from
or, Jozi as she lovingly calls it. \ Gauteng
1. What topic do you find crops up again and again in your song writing?
Celebrating the delighfully humourous imperfection in ourselves, love and humanity. Oh, stars also come up a lot…
Favourite Performance VenueIn Jozi –
Give ThanksI asked Frankie about people who have encouraged her and motivated her, supported and uplifted her – she answered instantly:
Jennifer Fergusson - “I am a HUGE fan, she is favourite SA artist” Jennifer and Frankie did a gig together at the beginning of the year and Frankie really loved the experience.
Shotgun Tori – for being so incredibly supportive.
Song Writing Groups/Clubs/Classes - in Jozi, for the influences and motivation of the song writing community.
2. Who is the love of your life? And how did you meet?...
Style / InfluencesFolk, RnB are her musical influences.
Artists who have inspired her are: Nina Simone, Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Ane Brun.
Her music is also influenced by Art Movies.
This is noticeable when listening to her album “The Sound” her lyrics and musical direction are superb, artistic and tasteful. Just stunning.
3. If you could go on a wild crazy adventure, what would you do? And where would it all take place...?
Africa and playing music in the most unexpected or rural places with a troup of songwriter friends… Or selling everything and doing volunteer work around the world.
EmbarrassmentI asked Frankie what her most embarrassing moment was on stage… after a good laugh she remembered a time when she forgot her lyrics mid-song and swore in front of the crowd!
She also added “But that was along time ago!”
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4. What instrument would you love to learn to play? And why?...
Piano. My mother was an outstanding pianist and teacher she tried to teach me but I was stubborn & lacked discipline & focus. Stupidly, I thought guitar would be easier. Guitar is the perfect traveller's instrument but piano is such a widely expressive & old instrument that has been woven into almost all music we hear, making it so accessible to the heart's ear. Maybe I will still learn.
Touring overseas. Building an overseas fan base and getting into festivals in
and Abroad. South Africa