Free eBook The Road Beneath My Feet –

The Sunday Times Bestseller Featuring An Exclusive New Chapter On September At The Joiners Arms In Southampton, Frank Turner Played His Last Gig With His Hardcore Band, Million Dead On The Laminates That Listed The Tour Dates, The Entry For September Simply Read Get A Job Deflated, Jaded And Hungover, Frank Returned To His Hometown Of Winchester Without A Plan For The Future All He Knew Was That He Wanted To Keep Playing MusicCut To April , Over A Thousand Shows Later Show , To Be Precise , And He Was Headlining A Sold Out Gig At Wembley Arena With His Band The Sleeping Souls Told Through His Tour Reminiscences, This Is The Blisteringly Honest Story Of Frank S Career From Drug Fuelled House Parties And The Grimy Club Scene To Filling Out Arenas, Fans Roaring Every Word Back At Him But Than That, It Is An Intimate Account Of What It S Like To Spend Your Life Constantly On The Road, Sleeping On Floors, Invariably Jetlagged, All For The Love Of Playing Live Music Having tracked Frank s rise from the early days, I was excited to read this book Considering how articulate and clever Mr Turner is, I had high hopes that this might be a different take on the rock n roll touring life type chronicles The book is certainly full of passion, humility respect, written by an artist who prides himself on being accessible to his fans.However, there are far too many occasions in this book where there is mention of an interesting incident or particular individual, only for Frank to say he can t go into any detail because of privacy etc I respect the sentiment, but it seems a bit pointless to mention such things in the first place if one isn t going to elaborate Consequently, the book lacks substance and structure in places.Still a good read though from one of the hardest working musicians there is at the moment I ll come clean I am a huge Frank Turner fan but this book is a fascinating insight into the music industry whether you have seen the light or not It s really well structured, as a chronological tour from his first gigs as a solo artist to his current set up with the magnificent Sleeping Souls My only disappointment was that it stopped at the start of 2012 as I would have loved to hear some background on opening the Olympics As someone who writes songs so brilliantly it s hardly a surprise that he writes books just as entertaining, so I can t wait to read his new one. Surprisingly engaging There is a tendency to repetition at times, but the diary format works pretty well and this is a great insight into life of a touring musician The first half is most interesting, before success kicks off, as that is the area that seems to get skipped over in some biographies Enjoyed it.