13 February 2010
Noise Lab were delighted to welcome Karima Francis (Kitchenware Records) to host a free session for any budding song writers.
Whether a beginner or an accomplished writer, Karima took questions about getting into the music industry, giving advice about writing songs, style, inspiration, and anything that came her way. Karima went through her journey, and answered questions others had about their own.
"Musically, her songs – deeply personal compositions inspired both by a difficult single-parent upbringing and by moving to Manchester and falling in love – are far removed from the current vogue for folk-tinged whimsy. Comparisons have been made with Joan Armatrading and Tracy Chapman, but these offer only a superficial sense of how unvarnished and arresting – and unlike that of her contemporaries – Francis’s music is. And her voice, which will journey to the lower reaches of the register one minute, and soar to the top the next, is a once-heard-never-forgotten instrument.
Listen to Karima here www.myspace.com/karimafrancis