Josh Franceschi

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Josh Franceschi
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Background information
Born (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 28)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
Years active2004–present
Associated acts
Websiteyoumeatsix.co.uk

Josh Franceschi (born August 7, 1990) is an English singer and songwriter. He is the frontman and lead vocalist in the band You Me at Six.

Early life[edit]

Josh was born to parents Anne Franceschi [1] and Christian Franceschi in Weybridge, Surrey. He is of Corsican-French (paternal) and Scottish and Welsh (maternal) descent. He has one sister, Elissa Franceschi who is also a vocalist.[2] He lived in Cyprus in his early childhood, but later moved to Twickenham to live with his grandmother. At the age of 9, he moved back to Weybridge, Surrey.[3] He attended Heathside School until he was 16, and then moved to Esher College, where he studied A-Levels in politics, history and film studies. He now lives in north London.[4]

Public image[edit]

Ticket Touts[edit]

In 2016, Josh Franceschi began to criticise the way that tickets are re-sold for extortionate prices as there were consequences for both musicians and fans. He, along with a variety of other musicians came together under the Fan Fair Alliance to tackle the touts. Franceschi spoke against the rising issue along with Ian McAndrew and Annabella Coldrick in Parliament; many MP's backed the argument, agreeing that something must be done.

Personal life[edit]

Josh Franceschi is vegan. The band all organised a pop-up vegan kebab shop at the release of their album VI.[5]

Franceschi and Abigail Halliday started a relationship in November 2011 after having met each other at Warped Tour.[6] They got engaged on the 9th of July 2016 in Tulum, Mexico.[7]

Discography[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "You Me At Six: My mum rocks, says Josh Franceschi | Playlist | Showbiz & TV | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week". Dailystar.co.uk. 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  2. ^ Franceschi, Elissa. "Devoid of Rue EP". Pledge Music. PledgeMusic. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  3. ^ "You Me At Six- Biography". Hcc-webhead.net. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Josh Franceschi lead singer of You Me At Six – talks about the new album, playing Reading and Leeds, and more on Monday 6 October 2008". eGigs.co.uk. 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  5. ^ Anna Fair (September 26, 2018). "YOU ME AT SIX ANNOUNCE VEGAN POP-UP YOU ME AT SHISH BECAUSE WHY NOT". Altpress. Alternative Press, Inc. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Thank you for being you. Three cheers for three years". Twitter. Josh Franceschi. 4 Nov 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  7. ^ "You me At Six Josh Franceschi". Kerrang! (UK). 14 December 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2019.