Ten years of loyalty to each other has seen Frank Turner and Xtra Mile Recordings build a space rocket to hitherto unknown heights. From the lowly launch pad of Million Dead's mourned split through his steady solo ascent via pubs and people's bedrooms, he grazed the stratosphere supporting Green Day at Wembley Stadium and playing the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, before breaking free by headlining the O2 and scoring number two-charting albums twice with 2013's Tape Deck Heart and 2015's Positive Songs For Negative People.
Almost 2000 gigs in, and backed by one of the best bands in rock – The Sleeping Souls – he's never turned his back on his roots, and continues to support independent venues (including being the ambassador for UK Independent Venue Week 2015 after Radiohead's Colin Greenwood in 2014), play smaller towns, and work with a host of of rising musicians including taking them on tour with him. Frank is not only the hardest working musician from the UK, he is probably one of the most inspiring and successful independent musical entertainers around. Surely being an astronaut isn't too distant a goal for someone who has achieved so much.