Sian Frances

Contemporary singer / guitarist

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Sian Frances, and I live in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. I grew up in Long Clawson so I am a Leicestershire girl born and bred.

What is your local folk club or place you regularly perform?

I haven’t been involved with a folk club, but it is something I am excited to do in the future, I have played at the local pub ‘The generous Britain’ a few times in Melton.

How did you get into folk music?

I got into folk music through the love of the acoustic guitar. I started playing when I was 15, I taught myself and soon started finger picking along to my favourite Laura Marling records. I appreciate all music genres, music is healing.

Who is/are your folk and/or musical inspiration?

Laura Marling is my favourite Folk artist. She is a British young lady and her beautiful lyrics speak to me like no other. She is a massive inspiration for my song writing ventures.

What is your favourite song/piece from your set?

I am excited to play some of my originals to everyone, because they are very personal. My set is rather varied with inspiration from folk, country and other fusions so I hope people will enjoy it.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing at this year’s folk festival?

I am excited to see all the talent the folk festival has to offer!

Tell us about the best gig you have ever been to?

I have been to many different gigs and they were all brilliant for different reasons. Seeing Laura Marling playing an intimate gig in London was fantastic, it gave a better vibe in a smaller venue!

Choose a Christmas song?

Always the Pogues “Fairytale in New York”, you cannot beat it!

If we were to buy you a drink (I’m not saying we will but…) at the festival what would you want?

A nice red wine would be lovely!

Where can we find you? (social media/you tube / band camp/ gigs etc)

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