Karima Francis

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Karima Francis
Birth name Karima Antoinette Francis Cunliffe
Born (1987-04-28) 28 April 1987 (age 29)
Blackpool, England
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Labels Kitchenware Records
Vertigo Records/Universal

Karima Francis (born Karima Antoinette Francis Cunliffe[1] 28 April 1987 in Blackpool[2][3]) is an English singer-songwriter.[4]

She is currently[when?] based in Manchester.[5] She was named by The Observer the number one act to watch in 2009.[6] After performing at In The City in Manchester, she was signed by the independent record label Kitchenware Records.[7] She signed with Vertigo Records, a division of Mercury Music Group, in 2011.[8]

She released her first album, The Author, on 23 March 2009,[9] to mixed reviews.[10] The record was produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.[11]

Her single, "Again", was single of the week on iTunes in March 2009.[12]

Her second album, The Remedy, was released in August 2012.[13]

Her single Glory Days was featured in the first episode of BBC drama Waterloo Road's eighth series on 23 August 2012

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/writer.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25&querytype=WriterID&keyid=1099855&keyname=CUNLIFFE+KARIMA+ANTOINETTE+FRANCIS&CAE=533601678&Affiliation=BMI
  2. ^ http://bandonthewall.org/artists/karima-francis/
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/karimafrancis/status/328388215453126657
  4. ^ Thrills, Adrian (November 28, 2008). "The next big thing: Karima Francis". Mail Online. www.dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  5. ^ Cairns, Dan (15 March 2009), "Strumming her pain", The Sunday Times 
  6. ^ Wilson, Simon (23 January 2009), "Just a minute with: Karima Francis", Nottingham Evening Post 
  7. ^ Morrison, Alan (8 March 2009), "Pier pressure", Sunday Herald 
  8. ^ "Vertigo". 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  9. ^ Smirke, Richard (18 April 2009), "author! author!", Billboard 
  10. ^ Album reviews for The Author:
    • Churchill, Nick (1 April 2009), "Karima Francis - The Author ***", Bournemouth Echo 
    • Sime, Ian (27 March 2009), "Karima Francis, The Author (Kitchenware/Sony) *** Polly Scattergood (Mute) ***", York Press 
    • "Bin it", Liverpool Echo, 27 March 2009 
    • "CD releases. We give you the low-down on this week's hottest new sounds", The Sunday Life, 22 March 2009 
    • "Staying in: OUT ON CD", Scottish Daily Record, 22 March 2009 
    • "cd review", Daily Post (Liverpool), 20 March 2009 
    • Cole, Paul; Daniels, Jack (15 March 2009), "music: album of the week", Sunday Mercury 
  11. ^ Cairns, Dan (19 January 2009), "No 466: Karima Francis", Guardian Unlimited 
  12. ^ "Karima Francis Gets iTunes Love For ‘Again’". popdirt.com. February 21, 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  13. ^ "Karima Francis: The Remedy – review". The Guardian. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.