Living the Light as a musician

Francesca de Valence

Francesca de Valence is an Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, entrepreneur, international speaker, educator and the founder of I Heart Songwriting Club; a global songwriting community movement inspiring songwriters to creative freedom.

An ‘uplifting, enlightening, and empowering’ force for songwriters world-wide, Francesca has written articles for Songwriting Magazine UK, facilitated regular ABC Radio live songwriting segments in Australia, and facilitates songwriting workshops globally in-person and virtually in conjunction with Folk Alliance International Conference (USA), Rio Music Market (BRA), BIGSOUND (AUS), APRA AMCOS (AUS/NZ), Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), UBC (BRA) and Ivors Academy (UK).

The prolific songwriter with a heroic catalogue of over 500 songs has also supported artists including Jimmy Webb (USA), Belinda Carlisle (USA) and Deacon Blue (UK) and her music can be heard on national radio around Australia, France and Ireland. She has performed at iconic global music venues including The Bitter End (NYC), The Viper Room (LA) and The Ruby Sessions (Dublin), at festivals including Folk Alliance International New Orleans, MOFO (Hobart) and Brisbane Festival, and has even performed a concert in Paris entirely in French language.

Francesca’s recent successes include showcasing at Folk Unlocked 2021 (online), one of 13 Australian artists selected to participate in Global Music Match 2021 including a showcase at Philadelphia Folk Festival (online), national radio feature on Radio France International (RFI) 2020, and John Butler’s The Seed Fund 2020.

When she’s not on the road or her creative hub in Paris – eating baguettes and writing songs for her musical and visual experiment du jour, Francesca can be found in her hometown of Brisbane.

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Folk Alliance Sounds Australia Showcase
New Orleans (Jan ’20)

“The Seine” – Francesca de Valence
Music Video, filmed in Paris, France

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Francesca de Valence in Paris

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Press Quotes

“She’s not just a positive presence in the industry, but a creative juggernaut to keep an eye on…this is just the beginning of Francesca de Valence’s ascent to the Australian pop throne”
Music is My Music

“The gifts offered up to the world by Francesca are a kind of soul-honey”
Aphra Magazine

“There are some gorgeous echoes of the lady at the piano, pop/folk goddesses of the ’70s, but there’s nothing recycled in her lyrics or in her approach to songwriting”
Warp Magazine

“Part Joni Mitchell, part Carole King, part Edith Piaf and ALL class”
Sam Buckingham

Media Contact

Francesca de Valence

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