Angelique Francis

Wed, Jun 28, 2023
6:30 PM
Confederation Park Main Stage

Angelique Francis – Upright bass, acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Kira Francis – Trombone, backing vocals
Kharincia Francis – Baritone sax, tenor sax, backing vocals
Ed Lister – Trumpet, keyboard, backing vocals
Kiran Francis – Drums, backing vocals
Dave Williamson – Electric guitar

JUNO Award winning artist Angelique Francis, is a versatile and exceptionally gifted musician. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer song writer and 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 Blues, Soul, Folk, Americana, Jazz, Gospel and Rock. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions. Angelique’s soulful Smoky vocals and instrumental techniques are reminiscent of a bygone era, but with a unique and modern sensibility. Within her vocal style, you can hear influences of legends like Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and many more. Her instrumental abilities call to mind Willie Dixon on the bass, Sister Rosetta Thorpe on guitar, Big Mama Thornton on the Harmonica and Aretha on the piano.

This highly sought-after musician won the 2023 JUNO Award for Blues Album of the Year. She hosted the 2022 Maple Blues awards (Canadian blues music awards), was awarded with 2 Canadian Blues Music Awards, was nominated for four 2023 Canadian Blues Music Awards, a 2023 Canadian folk music award, and a 2022 Ontario folk music award.