is a guitarist, singer and songwriter who has played in Swervedriver
(1989-99, 2007–present), Shake Appeal
(1984-89), and Toshack Highway
(1999–present). Franklin released Bolts of Melody
, his first album under his own name, on 26 June 2007 (his live backing band is also known as Bolts of Melody). He also sings and plays guitar in Magnetic Morning
, a collaboration with Sam Fogarino
who release their debut album A.M.
on 21 October 2008. He has also been a part of the Sophia collective for a long time now and keeps touring with Sophia
until this day.