Frances8 came to life 25 years ago in San Francisco, California. Marked by haunting melodies and a touch of twang, the music was reminiscent of Kristen Hersh’s “Hips & Makers”, The Cowboy Junkies, and early Tom Waits.
After two decades of dormancy, singer-songwriter Nicole Laby reunited the band. Frances8 now leans towards Americana yet maintains their offbeat edge. Nicole Laby and Guy Slater collaborate to create their new Americana-Noir sound.
Beautiful homespun melodies are fueled by evocative lyrics. The songs may waft with swells of fiddle or provoke with dissonant chord changes. Frances 8’s music is inviting and speaks to any audience moved by intimate and honest stories depicting life, death, and everything in between.
Nicole Laby: Vocals, guitar and percussion
Guy Slater: Bass, guitar, mandolin and vocals
Michael Tornatore: Drums
Revi Airborne-Williams: Violin and vocals