In 2009, The Franks met through a Gospel Choir performance in London. They then went on to rehearse together and later that year, were discovered by a music manager at a rehearsal studio in Kings Cross, London. The Franks name was found after their music manager had her first label meeting above Frankie Detorri's restaurant in London, named 'Frankies'. The name was chosen and then the development of the bands sound progressed with MD Howard Francis, Compositions by Craig Adams and Howard Francis (inc. Writing Credits), external song writers (RPL, Maddy Lewis, Neil John Guard), and the 4 piece rhythm section, 3 piece brass section (Blackjacks Horns) and Bergersen String Quartet.
Jon, Kaleb and Tane found their sound when they each went on to front a track with the other two singers echoing sections, splitting the songs into three part harmonies.
They developed their contemporary, vibrant, commercial music, keeping the influence of 60s soul. Their sounds are reminiscent of The Four Seasons, The Four Tops along with the Pop Soul grooves of Duffy and Winehouse. The Franks built a live fan base playing gigs at venues including, Ronnie Scotts, Café De Paris, Floriditas and Madame JoJos.
Coverage on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Wales, and Regional BBC Stations.
The Franks have also had airplay on London Radio and a Live Session and Interview with Robert Elms.