Artist info

Genre

Indie, Roots


Sounds like

Beth Orton, Eliza Gilkyson, Kate Fagan


band members

Francesca Sidoti, vocals/guitar


Influences

Nina Simone, Janis Ian, Laura Nyro


Bio

“An amazing songwriter” (Faster Louder). "An emotive and poetic writer" (AU Review). “A dulcet voice and whimsical lyrics” (Rave Magazine). “Smiles and laughter” (Drum Media). As part of the new generation of Australian singer-songwriters, Francesca Sidoti’s performances have been garnering rave reviews as she tours Australia, promoting her album ‘Bright City Light Fool’. Winner of the prestigious Lis Johnston Award for Vocal Excellence in 2006 and a figure of the Blue Mountains, Cobargo, Illawarra, Wallaby Creek, Yackandandah and National music festivals from the time she was 16, Francesca’s music reflects the soundtrack she has been surrounded by, the likes of Nina Simone, and Janis Ian. Since the release of the album, Francesca has played close to every state and territory in the country, bagged high rankings in the AMRAP charts for her single ‘Happy’, supported the likes of Steve Poltz and Eleanor McEvoy, and wooed audiences from Cooktown to Hobart Francesca’s songs aren’t easy to define. A blend of retro pop, folk ballads, and occasional slips into gospel and blues, they’re songs that have a sound, harking back to the integrity of guitar creaks and foot stomps. Bright City Light Fool is her debut release.

Review

Filthy1

06 Sep 2010

40

Francesca has a joyous voice and this song is a pleasant and entertaining interlude. I keep going back to listen to it and look forward to hearing more from her ...

Francesca has a joyous voice and this song is a pleasant and entertaining interlude. I keep going back to listen to it and look forward to hearing more from her ...