“A top jazz singer” - Time Out
Shireen is just about as good as you can get. She is a warm, engaging and soulful performer, London-based jazz vocalist Shireen Francis has and continues to develop her own unique blend of jazz with flavours of Gospel, Blues, Calypso and Reggae. Performing with some of the country’s top jazz musicians, the combination of Shireen’s stunning, expressive voice coupled with her natural musicianship has delighted audiences all around the world.
Shireen appears regularly as lead vocalist for the Red Hot and Blue Band
“Shireen has a deep soulful voice with incredible range and colour. Her understanding of groove and her impeccable phrasing frame the lyrical and often heart wrenching poignancy of her style” The Most
“A brilliant vocalist whose beguiling performance left me wanting more” - Jazzwise magazine
"Quite simply, Shireen is one of the best British jazz vocalists of this generation." – Tony Currie, Radio Six International & BBC Scotland
“Reminiscent of a young Cleo Laine… particularly striking”
Brian Blain, Jazz UK
“Shireen, we love you!”
“Jolly nice” - Hugh Grant
“You sound wonderful!” – Lionel Ritchie
- Venues and festivals played include -UK Jazz Festivals - Soho Jazz Festival; London Oris Jazz Festival; London Racing Green; Ealing and Richmond.
Festivals abroad - Ingolstadt Jazz Festival (Munich); Bratislava Jazz Festival; Slovenia Jazz Festival; Devonshire House, Jamaica.Venues - Ronnie Scott’s; The 606 Club; Royal Festival Hall; Royal Albert Hall; Pizza on the Park; Blackheath Concert Hall; Smollensky’s on the Strand; 100 Club; The Fleece (Boxford).
Residencies - The Dorchester Hotel; China Tang at the Dorchester; Quaglino’s and Pont de la Tour restaurant; Oxo Tower; Conrad Hotel at the Chelsea Harbour and venues in Provence, Cannes and Antibes with the Chateau de Berne Big Band.