This is Franco
from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsMark Bridgeman
"Every so often, a band comes along that changes your perspective on local indie music. This Is Franco is that band. A sneak preview of This Is Franco's upcoming debut release reveals impending musical excellence. Stuck somewhere between the former Matthew Good Band, Dashboard Confessional and something totally unique, This Is Franco gets to the point with sharp production, solid songwriting and fantastic live performances." The Vancouver Observer
Though having a collective age of only 23, these Vancouver based musicians have been praised by critics and gained legions of new fans opening up and headlining shows with other musical artists such as Sam Bradley, Said the Whale, Jasper Sloan Yip, Whale Tooth, 41st and Home, and Sweatshop Union.
Working with various producers throughout Western Canada has afforded "This is Franco" the opportunity to perform at prominent Vancouver venues and festivals such as the Media Club, the Bourbon, The University of the Fraser Valley and Langara College frosh week.They have appeared as an Artist for Gregor Robertson (the current mayor of Vancouver). Gone to Tofino to play World Peace day 2009. And most recently played on the Edgewater Stage for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
At the beginning of 2009 their song "Forever” was chosen as CBC Radio Almanac's theme song. And shortly after, "This is Franco" headed out on tour in a gigantic yellow school bus to raise awareness for the Kids Help Phone. After this cross Canada tour, they were featured in Canadian Musician Magazine as a showcase artist to watch out for. And in February of 2010 they went into Vancouver's respected ‘Vertical Studios’ to record with Tom Dobrzanski, who's credits include We are the City, Hey Ocean, The Zola's and Said the Whale among others. Shortly after these sessions they toured again playing some of Canada's most coveted rooms from coast to coast: the Phog Lounge in Windsor, The Legendary Red Rooster in Burlington, Cafe Chaos in Montreal, and Dickens Pub in Calgary.
With their new release out in March of 2011, This is Franco are planning dates and media spots to help promote the record for early spring.
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