Francis is a night-time songwriter who enjoys making instrumental beats and picking
and strumming guitars.
Francis started his musical journey at the age of 11 after a visit to his uncle's studio in which he co-created an instrumental composition. But as a child he didn't pursue any musical training.
By 17 he was producing local bands and making electronic
dance music and hip hop instrumentals/remixes under the alias “AFbeats”. He was later spotted on MySpace by Will Walder from Radio Wiltshire where he received his first radio play and in June 2010 he was featured as Artist of the week on the BBC Introducing show.
first received an acoustic guitar as a birthday present from his parents on the 11 September 2001, but he did
not take up learning to play until 2009.
Since then he has been quietly teaching
himself to play the guitar and honing his skills as a singer songwriter.
In April 2013 Francis started working with
a music-coach/producer based in Bath and he plans to release an EP early 2014. (You can listen to
examples of his self-recorded demos and early work by clicking on the Music
tab under the follow sets;
- Demos for an EP
- Forgotten Songs - band recordings
- 2nd Showreel - instrumental beats