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Chris Frantz & Tina Weymouth founders of the seminal bands Talking Heads & Tom Tom Club, are set to
head to the UK next Spring for 3 intimate live ‘in conversation with’ stage interviews. The duo will be
talking about their illustrious careers, their life long romance and stories from so many years in rock n roll,
producing some of the greatest music of the last five decades taken from Chris’s Sunday Times
Bestseller book & Remain In Love & 39
Chris Frantz met David Byrne at the Rhode Island School of Art & Design in the early 1970s. Together – and
soon with Frantz’s future wife, Tina Weymouth – they formed Talking Heads and took up residence in the
grimy environs of Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where their neighbours were Patti Smith, William
Burroughs and a host of proto-punk artists who now have legendary status. Building an early audience and
reputation with many performances at CBGB alongside the Ramones, Television and Blondie, Talking
Heads found themselves feted by Warhol and Lou Reed, and signed to Sire Records. A band whose
sensibility was both a part of, and apart from, punk, their early albums quickly became classics; until the
Brian Eno produced masterpiece Remain in Light, saw them explode.
Chris and Tina started recording as Tom Tom Club in the early ’80s; in the process creating a hybrid of funk,
disco, pop, electro and world music that would have a huge impact on the club scene around the world. As
Tom Tom Club, they enjoyed early success with Genius of Love and Wordy Rappinghood. Both songs have
been widely sampled and reimagined, by artists as diverse as Grandmaster Flash and Maria Carey. The duo
produced the 1992 Happy Mondays album Yes Please! And contributed to Gorillarz , self-titled debut.
Along with a deep love for music and each other, Tina and Chris pride themselves on their integrity and
values. They have a lifetime of wonderful stories to share with fans.
Their unique ‘In Conversation with’ shows will be warm and candid, funny and heartfelt, charting the captivating history of a band who combined the sensibility of artists with extraordinary song writing vision.
25/5/23 SHELDONIAN THEATRE, OXFORD
27/5/23 ELECTRIC BALLROOM, LONDON
28/5/23 BRUNDELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK ‘ REMAIN IN LOVE’ FROM DEBBIE HARRY
‘This is great storytelling. I’m gob-smacked. [Frantz’s] brain is one of the most potent examples of living the
dream that I know of. Thanks for telling the very moving stories and adventures that we have shared in our
parallel universes. I devoured this book and all the memories, and all the love Chris has for Tina.’
VISIT THE TALKING HEADS WEBSITE:
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.