John Francis

One of South Australia's most exciting performers John Francis is available for performances and workshops at Festivals and community celebrations.

John has worked extensively in Sydney and Adelaide as a musician and actor and has worked for the Arts Councils of South Australia Queensland and the Northern Territory and toured around Australia on the folk touring circuit for the Australia Council.

His repertoire includes jazz, blues, country, contemporary and traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, America and Australia.

Highly skilled in the playing of a number of instruments including guitar, mandolin, Irish tenor banjo, percussion and voice, John Francis can offer workshops in voice, percussion, and group arranging.

John is available to organise bands playing various styles of music as well as performing solo.

Festivals
has appeared at:-
Top End Festival
Tennant Creek Gold Rush Festival
Kapunda Folk Festival
Adelaide Festival of Arts
Goolwa Folk Festival
Victor Harbor Folk Festival
Encounter Bay Country Music Festival
Gawler Country Music Festival
Barossa Valley Vintage Festival
Barossa Valley Gourmet Weekend
Frances Folk Gathering

Supports
John has featured as a solo guest artist with
Victor Borge
Dutch Tilders
Birmingham Slight
Tommy Emmanuel
Chris Finnen
Gene Pitney
Eric Bogle with Brigalow
Rita McNeill
Daniel O'Donnell
Foster & Allen
The Irish Rovers with the Hep Hounds
Bob Barnard with The Waldorf Orchestra
Nina Simone
James Morrison with his own trio
The Doobie Bros.

Lectured in Voice at
Centre for the Performing Arts Adelaide TAFE
Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music, University of Adelaide
Dance Centre, University of South Australia

Composed music for plays
Sandy Lee Live at Nui Dat
Adelaide Festival Centre Production Al King Lear

Films
Musician
Black Beauty
Hammers over the Anvil

Actor in
Robbery under Arms Sara Dane
The Bafflers
Sister if you only Knew
Wrong side of the Road

Plays
King Lear
Fanshen
The Jack the Ripper Show
Oedipes at Colonus
Henry IV
Kiss me goodnight Sgt. Major
Sandy Lee Live at Nui Dat
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Ballad Al Billy Lane

Records
John Francis Xmas Record LP
John Francis 'Warts and All' cass
Traitors Gate compilation '10 years on'
LP Brigalow cass
D.W. Waldo, Big Band cass
John Francis 'Uncorked'
Live in the Barossa CD

For bookings contact:-
John Francis
18 Douglas Street Mannum SA 5238
Phone/Fax (08) 8569 1262
Mobile 0408 612 690

information from John's brochure!


John at the Gov's 160th Birthday Party Oct 2007
picture by I Fisk

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