You may not know the term ‘stagecraft’ when you read it, but when you see a musician who takes this term to heart, you can definitely see the results.
JUNO-Award winning Angelique Francis, is one of those artists.
Her live shows are a thrilling mix of musicianship and choreography, but what goes into the planning of a truly energetic and captivating live show?
This week, as we dive into her career, we also explore what it’s like to work so closely with her family, and the process they undertake to ensure every live performance is not only entertaining, but responsive to each audience.
About Angelique Francis
Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted musician. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer- songwriter/composer has wowed audiences across the globe with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals.
She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Folk, Blues, Soul, Roots, Gospel and Americana. Angelique has shared the stage/opened for a large roster of well-known musicians such as Gary Clark Jr, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Keb’ Mo’, Jimmy Vivino, Beth Hart, Tom Cochran, Burton Cummings, and many more. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions.
Disclaimer - This interview was recorded prior to the 2023 JUNO Award ceremonies where Angelique was awarded the 2023 Blues Album of the Year award. We would like to send a big congrats to Angelique and her band on the much deserved recognition.
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Presented by Folk Music Ontario
Hosted by Rosalyn Dennett
Produced by Kayla Nezon (Folk Music Ontario), Rosalyn Dennett (Folk Music Ontario), Tim Fraser + Tanya Fraser (Murdoch Entertainment)
Recorded by Kayla Nezon, and Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin
Edited by Jordan Moore of The Pod Cabin
Artwork by Jaymie Karn
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