Photo Gallery

Photographic images of and pertaining to the late Andy Franks.

Uncle John's Band

From 1974 until 1999, Andy was a member of Uncle John's Band (UJB). Here you can find various photographs of the band over the years. Some of the pictures are grouped in sub-folders.

The Village Band

Established in about 1990, The Village Band have a focus on Irish Music. Andy joined them in December 1999. They are a popular outfit with regular gigs at pubs, clubs and functions.

The Swan - 2 December 2008

Andy playing his Rickenbacker Blue Boy at a Swan Open Mike night.

Thanks to Ray Smith who took and contributed the photos.

Andy Anthology
Here is a selection of interesting pictures which Sharron has selected for inclusion on this site.
Pictures Contributed
Miscellaneous pictures which have been kindly sent to us for inclusion in the site.
Raven in 1973
Raven recorded an album?s-worth of their own material, but failed to persuade any recording companies to invest in them.

Barry Ruffell tells us: "Raven petered out for various reasons in 1974 - mostly because it was one of those local outfits that did more rehearsing than gigging. Also, because the material was all original and not covers of standards, every time there was a change of personnel we had to start rehearsing from scratch again - all v. laborious - which is why Andy and I decided to call it quits later that year when we were offered a Sunday-night acoustic duo residency at the Spotted Cow in Angmering."

The Swan - 11 March 2007
Andy frequently went along to the Sunday open mike night at the Swan pub in Worthing.

Phil Rees dropped in at the Swan pub in Worthing one Sunday in March. He took a few snaps of one of Andy's popular spots at this friendly local open mike night.

Out of Order rehearsal - 14 March 2007
These pictures, taken at Ivy Arch Studios in Worthing, show Andy rehearsing with the rock band, Out Of Order.

Phil Rees slipped in to the theatre room at Ivy Arch Studios in Worthing, to see Andy rehearsing with the rock band Out of Order. He came away with these photographs.

This incarnation of Out of Order evolved into to the sixties covers band, Back In Time.


Andy died on
29 January 2010.

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