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Neil Francis continues to entertain audiences across the UK and, in particular, East Anglia. Backed by his own powerful sound system he sings a wide range of pop & rock songs from the last 4 decades, including some musical theatre and current chart hits.
In 2014 a video of Neil's impromptu London underground singalong caught the attention of the world's media and scored a 'viral' hit across the internet with over 20 million views and counting! His 2015 debut single with SHELTER "Connected (put your hands up)", and accompanying video, continues to bring Neil favourable attention from across the globe. With 2 more singles and a collaboration with electronic artist 'Johnny Normal' 2015 was certainly a great year! Here's to 2016!! Thanks for your continued support xx

NEWS:

COMING MARCH 2016:

SHOWTIME HITS

Neil returns to join the 'Chorus of St Cecilia' in a special production 'Showtime Hits' from the hit shows of Broadway and the West End including 'Showboat', 'The King And I', 'Chess', 'Fame!' and many more!
Neil will be performing some solo numbers and joining the choir and other soloists for 3 evenings of music and song!

This very special concert is at Gorleston Pavilion on Thursday 17th / Friday 18th / Saturday 19th March 2016 at 7.30pm
Click to view poster
Tickets are available now from Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832
Or: 01502 733625.
Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

NEW EP RELEASED - 14TH DECEMBER 2015:

Neil's NEW EP "Closure" is now available to download from iTunes, Amazon UK, Amazon US, Google Play and other digital music stores. The 3-track EP includes "Goodbye", "Departure", and a remix of "Goodbye".

"CLOSURE" CREDITS:
Neil Francis: Vocals, Harmonies, Production, Mixing.
Day Clifford: Music & Lyrics (Goodbye), Production, Mixing, Cover design.
Derrick Ryder: Music & Lyrics, Production (Departure).

Sleeve Design: Derrick Ryder

OCTOBER 2015:

NEIL'S SPOOKTACULAR BIRTHDAY
E X T R A V A G A N Z A !

Neil would like to invite EVERYONE to his Halloween Birthday Party on Saturday 31st October 2015!

"FANGTASTIC TO SEE YOU THERE!"

8 til late

Fancy dress optional... Just BE there! XX
Click to view
@The Marine Public House
5 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth. NR30 3AH

NEW SINGLE RELEASED - JUNE 1ST 2015:

Neil's NEW single "Ghost (I Surrender)" is now available for download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other digital music stores. The 3-track single includes "Single Version", "Day's Night Mix", and "EtheriTronic ReMix".

"GHOST" CREDITS:
Derrick Ryder: Words & Music, Production, Artwork.
Day Clifford: Production, Mixing, Remixing.
Neil Francis: Vocals, Harmonies, Mixing.

Sleeve Design: Derrick Ryder

NEW SINGLE COMING SOON:

Neil is pleased to announce the upcoming release of his new single "Ghost (I Surrender)", available early June 2015.
For an exclusive listen to the full song tune into The Johnny Normal Radio show on Radio Warwickshire on Wednesday 20th May, 8 - 10.30pm.

>>> RADIO WARWICKSHIRE<<<

Sleeve Design: Derrick Ryder

NORMAL, STRANGE & FABULOUS:

Neil is delighted to be joining SHELTER live on stage to perform "Connected (Put Your Hands Up)" at The Islington, London on Friday 24th April 2015.

SHELTER will also be performing songs from their recent albums "emerge" and "iPop".

Electronic artist JOHNNY NORMAL will also be performing, and GARY LE STRANGE completes the lineup of this "Evening of synthetic mirth, merriment and music".

Click to view poster 7PM - LATE. The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, London. N1 0XT

Tickets are available now from The ticketsellers website HERE.

TONIGHT ON BROADWAY:

Neil is pleased to announce he will again be taking part in the annual concert of 'The Choir Of St. Cecelia' perfoming hits from the stage & screen. Neil, one of many soloists, will also perform his debut single and a few suprises in this exciting show staged at The Pavilion, Gorleston-on-sea on March 19th, 20th & 21st. Click to view poster
Tickets are available now from The Pavilion Box Office: 01493 662832

Online bookings: www.gorlestonpavilion.co.uk

19TH JANUARY 2015:

Neil is ecstatic to announce the release of his debut single
"Connected (put your hands up)"
written and produced by SHELTER and released by MINISTRY OF POP.

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

Download on iTunes

Download on Google Play

Download on Amazon UK

"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.

Copyright Ministry of Pop 2015
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

31ST DECEMBER 2014:

"Well it's New Years Eve and I'll be belting out a few songs at a Family gathering tonight so I'd like to take this opportunity to Wish Everyone A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! ...
This year for me, as for many others, has had it's up's downs and everything in between, but if anyone would say to me 59 seconds of Underground Singing would lead to over 17 million people watching it round the world, countless messages of support, stories & love, radio & TV interviews and ending with a single with Shelter in the new year ...I'd think you were off your head lol ... But there you go, it's all happened and it's starting to sink in ...
My début single 'Connected' (put your hands up) is in the very capable hands of Shelter and I can't wait to share it with you all in the coming weeks.
To all my Family & Friends I love you unconditionally,
To all the venues I sincerely thank you for booking me year after year.
To all the supporters and people who leave the comfort of their homes to come see me perform throughout the year and those of you who have left some of the most memorable messages following the recent events, I only hope you continue to follow me on this new journey xxxx love you, Neil xxxx"

24TH DECEMBER 2014:

We are pleased to reveal the title for the debut single by Neil Francis, written and produced by Shelter is....'Connected (put your hands up).
Scheduled for release mid-January (exact date tbc).
Single artwork to be revealed soon.

"Connected (put your hands up)" is the debut single written & produced by Shelter & intended as an inspirational message of unity & solidarity to lift the human spirit for when hope can feel lost. 'Connected' in essence underpins the notion that we are in fact social creatures & are not so different after all. These same vulnerabilities & triggers can connect & empower us rather than defeat us if we just embrace the ideology of human synergies. This human behaviour was exhibited first-hand when Neil Francis became a connection catalyst on the Kentish Town Tube platform with his impromptu rendition of Erasure's hit classic 'A Little Respect'. The same spontaneously recorded mobile phone video recording has since gone viral globally amassing well in excess of 13 million views & counting."


Shelter Official


Ministry Of Pop

20TH DECEMBER 2014:

Ministry of Pop are delighted to announce the forthcoming debut single release from Neil Francis. The single has been written, recorded and produced by our very own Mark & DJ Jekyll AKA Shelter.

If Neil Francis is a name unknown to you, all we'll say is A Little Respect, London Tube station, YouTube video. Neil's impromptu rendition of Erasure's A Little Respect on the London Underground, supported by all the other passengers singing along, grabbed the worlds attention as the 'feel good video of the year', sending it viral around the world.

When Neil approached Shelter, the boys were honoured to write a song and support Neil on his incredible journey. Details on the single release to follow....watch this space!

Ministry Of Pop

DECEMBER 2014:

NEIL'S IMPROMPTU TUBE PERFORMANCE GOES VIRAL !

Neil would like to thank everyone for the very kind and sometimes moving comments he has received so far across this website, YouTube, and Facebook.

As you might imagine Neil is overwhelmed by the success of that little video clip, filmed by good friend Jon Trapnell and subsequently shared by people all over the world.

Neil has read all your messages but currently does not have the time to respond to everyone personally. Thanks again, and Merry Christmas to you all xx

MORE NEWS SOON!


Watch on YouTube Watch the video on YouTube

NEWS & MESSAGES ARCHIVE

PROMO VIDEO & DEMO's:

2015 - CONNECTED
(PUT YOUR HANDS UP)
Video opens in YouTube

2014 - FEBRUARY SONGVideo opens in YouTube

VINCENT (STARRY NIGHT)Video opens in YouTube

THE FLOODVideo opens in YouTube

MOTHER'S PRIDEVideo opens in YouTube

LOVE LETTERS Video opens in YouTube


Watch more videos of Neil, including archive footage in the VIDEO section

WEBSITE CONTENTS:

GIG DIARY
Find out where Neil is performing LIVE each and every month throughout the year.
UPDATE EVERY MONTH!

GALLERY
View a selection of photo's, pictures, and downloadable promotional content.

BIOGRAPHY
Discover Neil's musical history via local press cutttings and photo's.

GUESTBOOKUPDATE
Please post your messages to Neil here.

SETLIST
A summary of the ever-growing list of songs that Neil selects from to perform LIVE.

VIDEO
Watch videos of Neil, including archive LIVE performance footage with his previous band 'Euphoria'.

CONTACT
The full list of ways you can get in touch. From booking enquiries, website comments, etc.

LINKS UPDATE
Recommended links, charitable sites, and sponsored clicks are all present here!

Thanks for your continued support! xx