Francesca Longrigg began her musical career by releasing an EP called
Shine On Me from the indie label Bright Spark records. The EP included the
song of the same name, written by Ed Baden Powell from D Influence,
and went straight to radio 'A' lists.

Francesca signed to Chrysalis Music and released an ambient dance version of her song Hanging In Mid Air (co-written with Mike Parker), which was produced by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc of On-U Sound. She earned the accolade of 'singer of the month' in the industry's mag Tipsheet. Tim Simenon of Bomb the Bass produced a dub version of the track, and Francesca contributed two songs for Keith LeBlanc's huge selling album Audium Capsule 1.

Francesca also trained in drama and was a successful TV and film actress alongside her song writing career, appearing in films and TV including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opposite Kenneth Branagh as Mrs Dormandy in The Boat That Rocked, Bruce Robinson's epic How to get Ahead in Advertising, and Steven Spielberg’s Empire of The Sun.

Francesca lived in New York for three years and alongside regular solo gigs under the wing of Reprise records, she explored many diverse collaborations including working with the reggae artist Floyd Lloyd, co-wrote It Ain't Easy with Pink Floyd instrumentalist Jon Carin, and was the lead singer with The Prescients, the New York based band with Bryan Martin (collaborator with David Byrne) at the helm.

She wrote and recorded Myth, the song which appeared on the massive US Delerium record Poem, and her version of Shine On Me appeared on the compilation Keep It Cool. She appeared with Matt Kelly in his band Kingfish on a festival tour, and wrote songs with Beat Paul for Bumptchak music in Paris.

During this period Francesca also voiced the characters of Fiona and Tun Luiec in The Longest Journey, an award-winning and widely acclaimed computer game.

Back in London, Francesca sang two songs for Ben Chapman on his album Bazukadrop. She also wrote and performed the music for the fashion designer Ally Cappellino for three of her catwalk shows held at London's Natural History Museum, and her album Dark was released on One Fifteen Records.

By this time Francesca had got married and after her daughter was born, the seeds of the children’s album ‘The Land of Sometimes’ were sown. With Charles Chicky Reeves co-producing, the album grew to becoming a large collaborative project involving multiple singers and musicians of all genres and was released to critical acclaim. It was voted as one of the ten best audio books of all time by The Independent and had 5 star reviews across the board.

Francesca then released an atmospheric new album entitled ‘True Noise,’ a collaboration with Ivor Guest [ musical director to Grace Jones] and the multi-instrumentalist James Watson. She also released the bouncy and melodic 3 song ep PODD with DJ Ben Chapman.

The Land of Sometimes is now poised to become an animated feature film, and Francesca is currently working on a new album entitled ‘Still Life.’

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