Angelique Francis is an exceptionally gifted musician with talents way beyond her years. 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. Angelique has shared the stage/opened for a large roster of well-known musicians such as Gary Clark Jr, Trooper, Tom Cochran, Burton Cummings and the list goes on. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions.
Born and raised in Ottawa Canada, Angelique is a naturally gifted musician, who first garnered attention at a young age as a piano and vocal prodigy. She first took to the stage at age 7 and at 13 years old she made her American national television debut on the Oprah Network, for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show. By age 13 she was proficient in playing other instruments such as the acoustic guitar, upright Bass, electric guitar and electric bass. By age 14 she was playing at music festivals across North America, opening for a variety of world renowned musical acts.
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 Franklin on the piano.
In June of 2018 she released her independent album “Kissed By The Blues”. The CD weaves through a variety of styles from Blues, Soul to Classic R&B. The acclaimed album showcases Angelique’s signature powerhouse soulful vocals, commanding Bass/Guitar hooks and infectious Blues infused melodies.
Angelique is currently working on her second Album “Long River” scheduled to be released in late 2021.