OLG Free the Jazz
Angelique Francis - lead vocals, upright bass, guitar, harmonica
Kharincia Francis - backing vocals, saxophone
Kira Francis - backing vocals, trombone
Kiran Francis - drums, backing vocals
Dave Williamson - lead guitar
Andrew Knox - trumpet, keys
Ottawa’s Angelique Francis is a naturally gifted musician, who garnered attention at a young age as a piano and vocal prodigy. She first took to the stage at age 7, and at 13 made her American national television debut on the Oprah Network for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show. Angelique’s soulful smoky vocals and instrumental techniques are reminiscent of a bygone era, but with a unique modern sensibility. You can hear influences of legends like Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and many more. Over the past few years, Angelique has established herself as a bona fide star on the Canadian Blues, Soul, Jazz and Folk scene. She released her independent album “Kissed By The Blues” in 2018 which weaves through a variety of styles from Blues to Soul and Classic R&B. The acclaimed album showcases Angelique’s signature powerhouse soulful vocals, commanding Bass/guitar hooks and infectious Blues infused melodies.