There's a storm brewing...



COURTIN A STORM are a 5 piece covers band playing popular hit songs from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. They play regularly at pubs, clubs, weddings, parties and corporate events.

The band's broad range of music is selected to cater for all tastes and age groups. Each event has a tailored set-list to suit the occasion. The act is lively and entertaining with many well-known songs that are not heard so often nowadays.

In the summer of 2009, COURTIN A STORM were spotted by a talent scout for a local record producer, Charles Foskett. This is where the dream really kicked in !

“Home Lights Shining” is a unique blend of rock, country and pop. The band's second single, "Let Me Say", is in stark contrast to their first and demonstrates COURTIN A STORM's versatility through their rendition of this superb ballad.

Take a look at our set list and see how many songs you could sing-a-long to ! If you want to bring your party alive ….. get COURTIN A STORM.




This is Frankie, our new lead singer!

Frankie has been professionally solo singing for the past 12 years and is a massive fan of a ballad like Adele.

Courtin in a storm has really enabled her to sing lots of songs she has wanted to in the past and feel the comradery of a band.





My first musical experience was to learn the piano in primary school, all the way to Grade III. I soon lost interest in favour of football. When my brother bought a guitar he taught us both to play.

I was 10 years old at the time. I played in my first band when I was 17 years old and we played a regular weekend slot at The Fairfield Tavern in Kingston, Surrey.

Then work, marriage, fatherhood and poverty took over, lasting several years, until fate led us to form our band in 2004.



I started playing bass guitar just before starting university and while there played in a couple of bands. Between the two bands, I played in venues from Holyhead up to Liverpool. On a good night there might even have been an audience !

Then, like the rest of the band, marriage and family life intervened and the bass went into hibernation. A desire to get gigging again and a chance conversation led to me joining the band.

After a successful audition (ok, I had the gear and found Charndon Village Hall to practice), I joined up and have been “the quiet one at the back” ever since.




From a young age there were always musical instruments in my home for me to experiment with.  At the age of 12 I began learning the saxophone at school. Through the years I played saxophone in a concert band, marching band, the school jazz band and a jazz ensemble.

The American Air Force took me away from my music and my country. After leaving the Air Force and college, where I learned a little bit more piano, my growing family and I moved back to England. I started relearning guitar and a few other instruments. I also fronted a local band called ‘No Highway’ for 10 years and still participate in a church music program. I found that there was a niche for teaching private music lessons. The dad of one of my students, Paul, asked me about playing keyboard for the band he was in.

I auditioned for the motley crew and found that my keyboard talents were just what they were looking for. I threw my first love, the saxophone, in for good measure and I’ve sang 'Shang a Lang' and 'ran with the gang' ever since!




I am a kind, caring person who gives my all to my family, my friends and my music. I take pride in my drumming as it’s very important to me. 

When I was 5 years old, I started playing my Mum’s pots and pans and when I was 11, my older brother, John, bought me my first ever drumsticks. 

From then on, since 1980, I have been playing in groups. My first band was called “Room Temperature” and a few years later I stopped playing due to family commitments. I picked up drums again 20 years later.  This is when I first met Bill Cox.  We both formed a band called “No Highway” and played together for about 15 years. Since that finished I have been a stand-in drummer for gigs.

It’s an honour to be asked to become the new drummer and I am looking forward to many happy gigs to come.