Francis and the Lights is a musical project led by an artist named Francis Farewell Starlite. The first Francis and the Lights project, Striking, was an EP released in 2007. Francis took a non-traditional path after the release of his 2008 EP, A Modern Promise. Instead of signing a record deal, he registered Francis and the Lights as a limited liability corporation. This gives the project the freedom to evolve into whatever direction Francis Farewell Starlite wants. This move allows the project to stay true to itself as well as to its fans that love its unique live performances.
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Francis and the Lights has gained worldwide recognition since its genesis in 2007. Francis and the Lights is an ambitious take on pop, R&B and electronica, and its lives shows are known for a stunning light show that complements the music. Francis and the Lights has collaborated with some of music's biggest stars and has been featured on musical compilations as well as in the 2012 major motion picture Robot & Frank.
Where can I buy Francis and the Lights tickets?
StubHub, the online ticket marketplace, is a great place to get Francis and the Lights tickets for any venue throughout the United States and abroad.
How many people are in Francis and the Lights?
Though there are support members for live shows, and many artists who collaborate with him, Francis Farewell Starlite is the only permanent member of Francis and the Lights. The "lights" aspect of the name refers to the elaborate light show that accompanies his music at live shows. Francis writes all of the project's music and has a very large part in the production and other technical aspects of every live performance.
What is a Francis and the Lights live performance like?
Francis and the Lights live performances have been described as "spectacular" by critics and fans. The sound is a combination electronically produced beats, melodies and live vocals. The band also uses pre-produced tracks and a live DJ to round out the sound. Francis also uses the synthesizer on some tracks. Live performances also feature a unique and elaborate light show that reflects aspects of the music.
Does Francis and the Lights collaborate with other artists?
Francis and the Lights has an extensive list of big artists with whom it has collaborated. Kanye West and Drake have promoted and worked with Francis and the Lights. The band has also written, performed and produced for Chance the Rapper and Bon Iver.
Which artists does Francis and the Light tour with?
Francis and the Lights has toured with a variety of pop music's biggest stars, including Drake, Mark Ronson, MGMT and Kesha. Francis and the Lights has also participated in music festivals with a variety of other artists.
Who are some of Francis and the Lights' influences?
Francis and the Lights' unique sound and performance style has been influenced by many artists across diverse art forms. Francis and the Lights credits most of its inspiration to a pretty unlikely place: a book. Francis Starlite credits The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White as a major influence on his music. He has stated that he was struck by the book's lessons on brevity and minimalism and provides lessons for the artist on expression and style. Francis and the Lights has used these lessons to craft its live performances and unique sounds.
Where does Francis and the Lights perform?
After the project was brought to national attention by Kanye West and Chance the Rapper, Francis and the Lights began to tour throughout the country. The project is based in New York City and performs there often and also tours the country with various festivals.Back to Top