Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls performing The Never Ending Tour Of Everywhere at Rock City Nottingham on Tuesday 27th September 2022.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Frank Turner absolutely loves Rock City and we know this because he frequently told a sold out crowd when he brought his Sleeping Souls to the venue on Tuesday night.

One of the most hardworking artists on the circuit, with this gig being his 2689th show, his loyal fan base will say that there is nothing like seeing him live. With Ben Lloyd on guitar, bassist Tarrant Anderson, keyboardist Matt Nasir and new man Callum Green on drums, his twenty five song set list was lapped up by a crowd who sang and danced there way throughout.

This tour is in support of his ninth album, FTHC, so it was not surprising that the majority of the set list was made up of songs from his latest release including Punches, Fatherless and Wave Across A Bay. But there was also a good spread of songs from across his now extensive back catalogue such has the heavy Plain Sailing Weather whilst Photosynthesis with its Celtic vibe induced a tremendous reaction early on.

For The Gathering he encouraged the crowd to get into a circle, but for some reason the crowd were not in a playful mood. They had come to listen to his music and that is just what they did. When they were treated to three classic Turner songs played solo, There She Is, The Road and Be More Kind, they hung on his every word.

He was engaging throughout and when he told of his father coming out as transgender and of their new found relationship, Miranda, which was written about him was undoubtedly a real highlight of the set.

With an encore that included I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous, Recovery, Try This At Home and set closer, I Still Believe, this awesome live artist looked good enough for another 2689 shows.