Frankie NW Stubbs (Born Frankie Norman Warsaw Stubbs in 1962, Sunderland, United Kingdom) is a British singer-songwriter best known for his work with punk-band Leatherface, who has also produced records for many noted underground groups.
In the early 1990s Leatherface were one of a small group of home grown bands that the UK music press deemed fit to cover alongside the grunge bands flooding in from the United States. This was in no small part down to the band's third album ‘Mush’ from 1991, which is regarded by many as a classic.
After Leatherface split in 1993, Frankie moved on to two new bands, Jesse and Pope.
Jesse’s material highlighted further Stubbs' songwriting strengths with the songs more measured and melancholic than Leatherface. During Jesse’s lifespan the band released three singles and one self-titled album between 1995 and 1998, all of which are currently out of print.
At some point Frankie also began performing solo and in that guise has released one single in 1995 and a 10’’ EP in 2001. Again, both of these releases are out of print. Leatherface released albums with frankie stubbs as a band in 2001 the last, and in 2004 dog disco
Stubbs featured on Duncan Redmonds' 2009 collarboration album Bubble and Squeak on four tracks alongside Redmonds himself, Loz Wong (Snuff) and Wes Wasley (Consumed, Billy No Mates) calling themselves "The Pissmops".
Franke Stubbs was referenced in Franz Nicolay's song 'Frankie Stubbs Tears'.
In addition to his work with Leatherface, Jesse, Pope and his solo work, he has also produced records for almost 40 other (mostly) UK bands including China Drum, Four Letter Word, Drive, Hooton 3 Car, Midway Still, Monkhouse, Snuff and Wat Tyler.