Karima Francis

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Karima Francis
Birth nameKarima Antoinette Francis Cunliffe
Born (1987-04-28) 28 April 1987 (age 37)
Blackpool, England
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, drummer
Instrument(s)Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Keys, Producer
Years active2009– present

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

Karima was named by The Observer the number one act to watch in 2009.[4] After performing at In The City in Manchester and SXSW in Austin she was signed by the independent record label Kitchenware Records/Columbia Records.[5] She signed with Vertigo Records, a division of Mercury Music Group, in 2011.[6]

She released her first album, The Author, on 23 March 2009,[7] The record was produced by Kevin Bacon and Jonathan Quarmby.[8] The Author was mixed by Micheal Brauer and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Notable performances include appearing on Later With Jools Holland, supporting Paul Simon on the main stage at Hard Rock Calling, shows with Amy Winehouse, Patti Smith and Stereophonics, as well as playing The Royal Albert Hall in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Her second album, The Remedy, was released in August 2012.[9] Produced by Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Smashing Pumpkins, Foals, Warpaint, St Vincent )

She recorded her third studio album Black (2016), which was produced by Dan Austin.


Studio albums


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  4. ^ Wilson, Simon (23 January 2009). "Just a minute with: Karima Francis". Nottingham Evening Post.
  5. ^ Morrison, Alan (8 March 2009). "Pier pressure". Sunday Herald.
  6. ^ "Vertigo". 140db.co.uk. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  7. ^ Smirke, Richard (18 April 2009). "author! author!". Billboard.
  8. ^ Cairns, Dan (19 January 2009), "No 466: Karima Francis", Guardian Unlimited
  9. ^ "Karima Francis: The Remedy – review". The Guardian. 9 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012.