by / November 4th, 2010 /

Francesqa – Academy 2, Dublin

UK alternative newcomers Francesqa have just announced a special matinee over-14’s show at Academy 2 on the 20th of February 2011.
Doors are at 2pm and there will be strictly no alcohol served.
Tickets priced €12.50 including booking fee are on sale Saturday 6th of November at 9am from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and
Francesqa are an alternative pop/rock band from Berkshire, UK. Forming from the ashes of two previous local bands, Greenacre and Monroe, Francesqa features Ashley Wilkie on vocals, Joe Hicks and Tom Millar on guitars, Ben Hordos on bass and Warren Senior on drums. Their sound is reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World, Paramore and UK based act Futures.

In the summer of 2009 the band self released a three track EP that subsequently became available on iTunes and from the band at shows (a fourth track entitled ‘boy’ became available as a b-side on the iTunes release). The band also played across much of the south of England in the latter half of 2009, often seen with likes of Canterbury and Lights And Sounds.

In March 2010 the band embarked on a nationwide tour of the UK supporting Deaf Havana and All Forgotten. April also saw the band on a nationwide tour supporting The Broadcast. Having already entered the studio in December 2009 with producer Peter Miles, Francesqa completed work on their followup EP, ‘We Lived’ during the beginning of 2010, independently releasing the five track record on July 19th 2010.