Tarrant Anderson

Frank Turner, with his rich folk-rock style and distinctive ‘honest music’ approach has gone from one success after another. The band is heavily influenced by Less Than Jake and The Revival Tour. On stage, Frank Turner is supported by bass player Tarrant Anderson, who uses the NEXUS-TUBE stack to compliment Frank’s deeply personal and gut-wrenching lyrics. Depending on what kind of song, Tarrant Anderson plays finger style or plectrum. As Frank Turner’s music crosses over a few different genres from punk to rock to country to folk. Tarrant Anderson’s playing style have to be quite versatile stylistically in terms of the kind of lines he plays and the technique he use to do it. He is influenced by a lot of rock music, from Led Zeppelin to Creedence Clearwater Revival to bands like Minor Threat and Fugazi. In terms of bass playing, he is influenced by classic Classic Motown Records. And he listens to a lot of Jackson Five and The Like. Tarrant Anderson came to play Bass for Frank Turner, whilst on tour with Reuben just after Frank Turner had left Million Dead. Frank was looking for some musicians to play his first solo EP and Tarrant Anderson so happened to had a vintage analogue tape studio at the time, so it made sense to collaborate. This was five years ago and they have worked together ever since. In addition, Tarrant Anderson plays in a band called Dive Dive (alternative rock). A brief blog includes two albums, a couple of top ten indie singles in 2005 and a number of John Peel sessions. Dive Dive just recorded their third album which is stated for release in early 2011, once Tarrant Anderson takes a break from touring with Frank. Interestingly, Tarrant Anderson also runs a splitter tour bus company call Vans For Bands, which is currently one of the largest transportation supplier for live music sector in the UK. Working with everyone from local bands playing back of pubs right up to artist like Cliff Richard and Pink.

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