UK singer/songwriter Alex Francis has released his brand new single ‘Make Believe’ ahead of upcoming UK and European tour dates, supporting pop legend Melanie C.
The track is a captivating glimpse into the world of Alex’s distinctive soulful/pop sound, with exquisite acoustic guitar work set against his charming, rasping vocals which radiate pure emotion.
Alex was raised in the sleepy Hertfordshire town of Hitchin, but moved to Brighton to realise his musical aspirations in a more creative and exciting environment, before relocating to North London last year.
His emotive melding of rock and soul has won him fans far and wide. Amongst a string of live performances Alex opened for Samm Henshaw at his ‘Sound Experiment’ EP launch in August at The Lexington and also won the support of Time Out Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars’ artist programme last year, showcasing him at some of his highest profile shows to date.
Alex will be hitting the road in April, supporting Melanie C after providing guest vocals for the song ‘Hold On’, which appeared as a bonus track on the German release of her latest album Version Of Me. The tour includes seven UK dates, with a stop off in the capital at the Shepherds Bush Empire on April 8th.
Alex’s debut EP lands later this year, following collaborative sessions in Nashville, Belfast and London throughout 2016. Catch him wowing scores of festival crowds throughout the UK this summer.
UK TOUR (supporting Melanie C)
April 4th – Glasgow, O2 ABC
April 5th – Liverpool, O2 Academy
April 6th – Manchester, O2 Ritz
April 8th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
April 9th – Birmingham, O2 Institute
April 12th – Belfast, Mandela Hall
April 13th – Dublin, Vicar Street
UK FESTIVAL DATES
April 29th – Live At Leeds
June 8th-11th – Isle Of Wight Festival
July 6th-8th – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
July 21st – PennFest, Buckinghamshire
July 22nd – Curious Arts Festival, Hampshire
July 28th – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire