Brisbane, Australia-based singer-songwriter, Francesca de Valence has been picking up lots of steam. Her shimmering and accessible blend of pop, rock and folk has earned her praise and recognition across the globe. Francesca first came to the attention of the industry after being honoured with a Los Angeles Music Award in November 2008 for her debut EP From The Outside In. Performing at the red carpet event at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood she walked away with the award for International Songwriter of the Year.
After a whirlwind tour around Australia, and to France and then back Los Angeles to play at the famed “Viper Room” in West Hollywood for the unofficial closing party of A&R Worldwide’s Musexpo 2009 Conference, Francesca came off the road to record her second EP “Oh it’s Simple” with Ricki Rae (Taxiride, Tania Doko) in Victoria in July/August 2009.
Francesca’s music ‘apprenticeship’ started with a childhood dedicated to classical music studies and later a degree in Jazz from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. But it was the influence of her song writing idols Carole King, Stevie Wonder and Neil Finn that put a teenage Francesca on the road to writing her own songs. Having performed with some of the world’s best including Michael Buble and Keith Urban, Francesca’s decision to make her mark on the music industry is one that she’s not looked back on.