Who is Frances Clare?

Frances Clare is a proudly South African, female-fronted five-piece band that have toured extensively both locally and internationally, sharing stages with the likes of Mango Groove, Matthew Mole, Wheatus, Zolani from Freshlyground and more. They recently returned from an independent tour of the UK.

With stripped-down lyrics, expert nuancing, beautifully layered vocal melodies and consistently open, honest delivery, Frances Clare presents the listener with a balanced showcase of emotional integrity and untold maturity that speaks to the innate talent of the five music teachers who make up this enigmatic Cape Town-based act.

The band is Frances Clare on vocals and acoustic guitar, the main guitarist is Devon, with Emil on drums and percussion, Steven on the bass and Tricia providing harmonies and violin.