RELEASED JUNE 23RD 2023 - NEW COLLABORATION:
Neil guests on the new tracks 'Watch Me Die' and 'Love in Control', and on a bonus track 'Have You Seen Them Fight' on the limited edition 2-CD version.
Available on >>>POPONAUT <<< in various formats, including a limited exclusive fan set.
Mark Hockings wrote this about his collaboration with Neil:
"Although we’d never met, or even talked before, I’d been aware of Neil Francis from his work with Shelter and other collaborations. He is also famous for a huge viral video of him singing in a London tube station, getting the whole platform singing along to Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect’.
Now I know him better, I can see that video is a real window into Neil’s personality, warmth, and talent as a performer.
However, it was a short phone video of a performance in a small club that made me think that I wanted us to work together.
I had a track ‘Love in Control’ that I’d already finished but was struggling with the vocal. It was a really good track to my ears and had a lot of potential, but the vocal was letting it down.
I messaged Neil out of the blue and he agreed to give it a try.
‘Love in Control’ is one of my favourite tracks on the album. It was very liberating to work with such a flexible and powerful voice. We were able to take the track in a completely different direction which made it so much stronger and memorable. It’s one of the high points of my music career and am very proud of what we have achieved together.
Neil has been the biggest collaborator on the whole project. We have also worked together on the tracks ‘Happiness’ (All About You single), ‘Get Ready!’ (Reset single), ‘Watch Me Die’ (album track), ‘Echo Chamber’ (backing vocals/album track), ‘Have You Seen Them Fight’ (album bonus track), and ‘Hive’ (backing/Divide Us single). The number of tracks we have worked together on is a testament to how productive and easy our working relationship has been. He is a talented and wonderful human being whose enthusiasm is contagious, and I am looking forward to our future work together.
For those interested in the recording process, we worked remotely on all the tracks using Steinberg’s VST Connect system. This allowed us to work ‘live’ as if we were in the studio together. We can record at any time of the day or night, make additions and changes as required without the need to swap tracks by mail or file transfer. The interaction and workflow is pure artist/producer. As a production tool, it has been invaluable and I highly recommend it."
Mark Hockings 6/2023
Neil is excited to be taking part in the concert
of The Chorus of St. Cecelia perfoming
hit songs from the wonderful shows of Broadway for
choir, junior choir & soloists!
The concert will feature songs and music from Les Miserables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Oklahoma!, Hello Dolly, and many more!
This very special concert is at Gorleston Pavilion on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd April 2023 at 7.30pm
Tickets are available now from Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
OR online >>> HERE <<<
JUNE 17th 2022 - NEW COLLABORATION:
Neil has provided lead vocals on one of the tracks, "Happiness".
Full blackcarburning EP available on BANDCAMP now!
APRIL 2022 - NEW COLLABORATION:
Neil has provided lead vocals on one of the tracks, "Get Ready".
Full blackcarburning EP available on BANDCAMP now!
DECEMBER 2021 - NEW COLLABORATION:
WINTER - Daysound ft. Neil Francis
Out NOW and available for download is the 3 track
EP: Winter Snow, Winter Solstice, Winter Theme from
Daysound featuring Neil on vocals.
Available on BANDCAMP for download, each track is inspired by the Winter season, and contain hints of Christmas.
NOVEMBER 2021 - NEW COLLABORATION:
Second Complex ft. Neil FrancisOut NOW and available for download or streaming is 2 tracks featuring Neil on lead vocals: 'SOLID GROUND' and 'A GRAIN OF SAND'.
Available on BANDCAMP and SOUNDCLOUD now!
JULY 2021 - NEW COLLABORATION:
GREEN LIGHT - LorD and Master ft. Neil Francis
Out NOW and available for download is the July 2021
single from LorD and Master featuring Neil on vocals.
Available on BANDCAMP for download, this impressive 11 track release also contains 9 remixes by established acts from the current electronic music scene.
NEW COLLABORATION 2021:
HEARTBEAT - Scyia ft. Stephen Newton & Neil Francis
PHOTOGRAPH - Daysound Feat. Neil Francis
FEBRUARY SONG - LorD and Master Ft. Neil Francis
Out now and available for download is the LorD and Master double A-side EP featuring Neil on "February Song" and Eric C. Powell, Andrea Powell and Andrik Arkane on "One night in Bangkok" Available HERE:
NEW COLLABORATION - RELEASED 31st DECEMBER 2018:
Neil has once again joined forces with LorD
and Master on a brand new track "White Lies".
Available December 31st exclusively on BANDCAMP the song will be released as a digital EP with a number of remixes by LorD and Master, E39, milan, Circuit3 and more.
NEW COLLABORATION - RELEASED 7th DECEMBER 2018:
Hard on the heels of their latest album release ‘The order of Now’ in September, electronic duo 'Perpacity' take another musical turn with their latest single release, teaming up with vocalist / Radio DJ Neil Francis for a soaring ballad that wouldn't be out of place in a London musical.
Words are Faith and Water is a poignant, hopeful, track about trust and coming to terms with loneliness that, although as much orchestral as electro, still retains the quirky catchiness that the duo has been associated with on other releases. Neil's vocals are powerful and emotional throughout, creating a rich interplay with the music taking the sound of the band in new directions.
Martin Nyrup: "We knew of Neil's work in the music-scene and had obviously seen the London video, and I think he stuck in the back of our mind's for some time as someone we would like to work with. We'd written Words are Faith and Water last year, but knew that it would take a special kind of voice to do it the way that it was meant to be - and eventually realised that Neil was one of the few that would be able to pull it off.”
Ian Harling: “We try to avoid getting ourselves stuck in one genre or sound, so every new track is an exploration in terms of production, but we're very pleased with the way it's turned out. It's good for us to work with other people who can bring their own style and ideas to our tracks, it helps us grow musically.”
Neil Francis: "I was delighted when
Perpacity asked if I'd like to add my vocals to a song
they felt I could compliment, and so headed to the studio
with my producer Day Clifford (aka
to experiment on finding the right voice for this rather
I was no stranger to Perpacity's music and would often play them on my radio show, so was eager to do my best on this song.
It's been wonderful to collaborate with both Martin and Ian, throwing idea's back and forth over the internet and working with Day on the vocals and video, seeing it all come together has been a great experience.
I am immensely happy and proud with the finished product - both song and video - and I really hope you enjoy the joint efforts of Ian, Martin, Day, and myself."
’Words are Faith and Water’ is available for download at BANDCAMP from December 7th, 2018.
NEW COLLABORATION - DECEMBER 2017:
Neil is thrilled to contribute vocals to a new track
"Just Like Me, Just Like You".
Available for FREE download or 'Pay What You Like' exclusively on BANDCAMP you can also watch the visual video in HD on YouTube
NEW COLLABORATION - AUGUST 2017:
Neil is thrilled to contribute his vocals to 3 songs on the new album from Circuit3 "All I Ever Knew - tribute to Yazoo's Upstairs At Erics".
Celebrating 35 years since the release of the classic album by Yazoo this tribute also features guest vocals from Emma Barson (Promenade Cinéma) and Andy Patchell (THE NINETEEN EIGHTY TWO), amongst others.
CD available to order on BandCamp NOW!
NEW COLLABORATION - JUNE 2017:
The new LorD and Master featuring Neil Francis EP, Closure, is out now!
Featuring oodles of remixes and a brand-new B-side, Cold hands.
Exclusively available on BandCamp.
NEW SINGLE RELEASED - JUNE 1ST 2015:
Neil's NEW single Ghost (I Surrender)
is now available for download from iTunes,
and other digital music stores.
The 3-track single includes "Single Version", "Day's Night Mix", and "EtheriTronic ReMix".
Derrick Ryder: Words & Music, Production, Artwork.
Day Clifford: Production, Mixing, Remixing.
Neil Francis: Vocals, Harmonies, Mixing.
19TH JANUARY 2015, NEW COLLABORATION:
Neil is ecstatic to announce the release
of a special single:
"Connected (put your hands up)"
written and produced by SHELTER and released by MINISTRY OF POP.
"Connected" is an uplifting and hopeful song of human unity, and echoes the spirit and shared joy of Neil's phenomenally popular impromptu London tube performance in December 2014.
The official video, produced and directed by Ryan Lovejoy, was filmed entirely in Great Yarmouth including St. George's Theatre, Britannia Pier, North Quay, and Breydon Water.
Thanks so much to EVERYONE involved xx
Watch more videos of Neil, including archive footage in the VIDEO section
Neil Francis continues to entertain
audiences across the UK and, in particular, East Anglia.
Backed by his own powerful P.A. system he performs a wide range of pop & electronic songs from the last 4 decades, including some musical theatre.
In 2014 a video of Neil's impromptu London underground singalong of Erasure's "A Little Respect" caught the attention of the world's media and scored a 'viral' hit across the internet with over 40 million views and counting! This in turn led to television interviews and documentaries which we hope to include here soon, WATCH THIS SPACE!
Neil's 2015 debut single with Shelter "Connected (put your hands up)", and accompanying video - filmed entirely on location in Great Yarmouth, continues to bring favourable attention from across the globe.
Neil continues to add his voice to collaborations with other artists from around the world, including:
LorD and Master,
Scyia & Stephen Newton,
Find out where Neil is performing LIVE each and every month throughout the year. Also includes details of Neil's irregular radio show on Smart Radio GY.
View a selection of photo's, pictures, and download promo posters.
Discover some of Neil's music history via local press cutttings and photo's.
Website visitors are welcome to post or read messages to Neil here. Thank you x
Watch videos of Neil, including some archive LIVE performance footage with his previous band 'Euphoria'.
The full list of ways you can get in touch. From booking enquiries, website comments, etc.
Collaboration artists, recommended links, charitable sites, and some sponsored clicks.
"Thank you all so much for your continued support x"
NEIL'S RADIO SHOW:
THE ELECTRIQ SHOW - Keep an ear out for news of when Neil will be returning to his role of DJ where he spins a selection of electronic music - from classic synth songs to new releases and many exclusive tracks.
This 2 hour show sees Neil supporting the synth music scene of emerging artists and established acts...
available for listening via a selection of live streaming services.
There's also a LIVE chat discussion between
Neil, his listeners, and often many of the featured
artists, via social media, as the show airs!
Check out other show times and dates on Neil's GIG DIARY or on the SmartRadio schedule page.
Tunein App /
Smart Radio GY Android App /
Smart Radio GY Apple App
All available now!