“The remarkable singer, Francine Luce.” The Guardian
Francine is highly acclaimed for her artistry in redefining the voice – using it as a versatile instrument.
Her exceptional vocal talent brought her in contact with many of the world’s finest musicians. Some particular highlights of her career have included her being the lead singer of Jerry Dammers’ 26 piece band – The Spatial AKA Orchestra at the Glastonbury Festival and Later…with Jools Holland; performing at the London’s South Bank: opening for the Art Ensemble of Chicago with Louis Moholo’s band and with his ensemble alongside with Lester Bowie and leading her own band supporting Archie Shepp.
After countless international musical encounters, since her recent move to the North, Francine is dedicated to her new project: Francine Luce: One Voice-One Bass. She premiered at Marsden Jazz Festival and Newcastle Jazz and Improvised Music Festival featuring Andy Champion and showcased with John Pope, being part of the mjf Hothouse 2019. Francine recently appeared as a solo at the Online Manchester Jazz festival 2020.
As a songwriter-composer, Francine creates innovative compositions, highly colourful pieces linking Groove, Jazz with Free Improvisation.