Biographies & Memoirs: A Far Cry From Sunset

by Billy Franks



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Biographies & Memoirs: A Far Cry From Sunset - Can 4 Friends Travel 5 Countries & Get 10 Superstars To Appear On A Tribute Album To 1 Unknown Songwriter? Kindle Edition.

In the summer of 2005, three friends and I took an eight month journey across the two continents of America and Europe. We were on a mission: - to get ten of the world’s most famous recording artists to record a tribute album to an unknown songwriter; - And that songwriter would be me. And as we travelled we were going to make a road movie; an epic chronicle of our quest, and a testament to our friendship.

We made it and we called it, Tribute This! The adventures we had and the people we met changed my life profoundly.

Not only its present but also how I viewed its past. Apart from our struggles with managers, publicists, security and even one or two of the artists themselves, we ran into so many people from ordinary walks of life; cab drivers, hotel porters, fans standing in line to see their heroes, who couldn’t do enough to help or encourage us on our journey.

For one long summer, we lived life so brilliantly; so full of laughter and a gathering sense of achievement that I wondered if the artists we were pursuing ever got to see life in anything like the same way. In contrast they seemed so protected, so hidden away, so cut off from the world that, towards the end of our travels, the thought occurred to me that, at that point in time, I wouldn’t swap one year of their lives for one day of ours. My hope is that, in reading my account of those heady days, you will understand why. Billy Franks .

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Check Out What One Reader Had To Say Below!
By Vera R. on December 23, 2015

This is an amazing book that left me feeling full of inspiration as well as admiration for the man who wrote it. I have never met him, I do not know him but I feel, through this book, that I do.

It has made me laugh and cry. It is a story of never give up; so inspirational and at the end of the day it shouts out, to thine own self be true. Billy certainly followed that stricture in his struggles.

I would put forward the opinion that he is an honourable man of principle, apart from a few teen pranks, and a man who never gave up on his dream. A true inspiration to all who are trying to make it in a hard world; never give up, follow your dreams who knows where they will lead. I once wrote a poem about following your dreams. I felt that our dreams are ours by divine right and from them we must not part for they are part of what's born in our heart. Billy proves my point.


Billy Franks
was the lead singer and songwriter for "The Faith Brothers", whose two albums and six singles all made the UK chart. Billy has since released six solo albums to critical acclaim. Last summer he released a charity single in partnership with his friend, Prince Harry, to raise money for the Prince's African charity Sentebale.

In addition to his musical passions, Billy was recently the focus of a feature length documentary film, called Tribute This!

The film chronicles the adventures of 4 friends as they travel the world to ask some of its biggest stars, Springsteen, McCartney, etc., to appear on a tribute album to an unknown but worthy recipient of such an honour: Billy Franks.

Billy Franks lifetime dedication to his craft says it all. "Billy has devoted his entire life to song writing. He has given so much to others through his music. Dedicating ourselves to a project that would honor him was a no brainer on our part," said Mick McCleery. (Director of Tribute This!)

This autumn will see the publication of his book "A Far Cry from Sunset", chronicling the adventures of making the movie as well as stories from a musical career that involved touring with the likes of U2 and REM. In conjunction with the release of the book, Billy will release a live album entitled "From the Court to the Empire", recorded at London's famous Shepherds Bush Empire theatre.

In April 11th 2013, Billy and his band are headlining the two "Help for Heroes" charity shows at London's Apollo Theatre, appearing alongside such stars from the world of comedy and television.

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