Franko Fraize is an unassuming guy from Thetford who just happens to be one of the most exciting and original talents in UK music. His music doesn’t describe ghetto dramas, punctuated with guns and faux glamour; the raconteur delivers sharp, witty tales of life that are so well observed they resonate instantly with a generation. Franko Fraize brings a fresh, modern picture of British life and culture. He speaks in a direct way with stories for the everyday man or woman.
Let me introduce new track ‘Treasures’. The story of a relationship told with a very British sound, the track sums up all those good bits and bad bits that drive you crazy about your other half. From the point where you want to pack your bags and leave to the point where you have to butter them up because you know you’ll have to put up with them forever, Franko captures what love is all about without the cheese, but in a way that will make you smile as you relate to certain situations.
Already making some big fans, Franko is currently working with the likes of Mike Skinner and Rizzle Kicks producer , Pete Cannon. In fact, Mike Skinner was so blown away by Franko that he personally asked him to support his outfit, The D.O.T on tour; this source of support is usually followed by huge mainstream success – just ask Professor Green and Example.
Additional heavyweight support has come from the likes of Fearne Cotton and Huw Stephens at Radio 1 and Scroobius Pip at XFM. Other accolades include earlier track Watch How I’m Moving play-listed on Radio 1, playing The John Peel Festival Of New Music, and having the video for 'Hand Me Downs' chosen for the BBC Music Video Festival (alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Rudimental and Will Young) and shown across the UK on the notorious BBC 'Big Screens’.
Frankie Dean known by his stage name Franko Fraize is an independent British rapper from Thetford, Norfolk.