Songs de Paris
Fri 15 June, PARIS
Médiathèque musicale de Paris (Forum des Halles)
8, porte St-Eustache, 75001 Paris
7pm (90 mins), All Ages, Free, Limited capacity
Sat 4 Aug, GRANITE BELT
Pyramids Roads Wines
25 Wyberba Lane, Wyberba, QLD 4382
5-8pm, Dinner and Concert, All Ages, Limited Capacity
Sat 11 Aug, BRISBANE
Mas & Miek Ceramic House
11 Byres Street, Newstead, QLD 4006
7-9pm, All Ages, Limited Capacity
Here is the story of Francesca de Valence's Paris experiment - 'Songs de Paris'. The story is magic.
Much-loved Australian singer-songwriter Francesca de Valence set off on a solo voyage of discovery in 2017: a month in Paris, the City of Light, the City of Love. She took an empty notebook and an open heart and found her muse in both, connecting with her patriarchal French heritage and writing her show ‘Songs de Paris’.
After sell-out concerts in Australia in early 2018, she returns again for Paris in the springtime. Another season, another colour, another light, another musical commentary on the city that has stolen her heart. Dancing between Australia and Paris playing shows in creative nooks and nests, 'Songs de Paris' continues to evolve. This intimate solo concert with projected images is an absolute delight and a joyous celebration of Paris told through the eyes of a new lover, a foreigner and a woman.
"Her voice is the real star – when she lets it loose, it fills the small room with booming echoes and powerfully rich tones. Never afraid to expose her emotions on stage, she pairs most songs with their stories, whether it’s finding herself coincidentally crafting her father’s face in a sculpting class (Water & Clay), adventuring with a new friend’s vintage sports car (Red Cat) or wandering through what turns out to be Paris’ renowned red light district (set highlight Oh, Pigalle)." - Music Is My Muse.
8pm (100 mins), 15+
Various Locations in Brisbane (Chelmer, St. Lucia, Kelvin Grove)
‘Beware of boys with eyes of blue, they kiss you once and ask for two.’
Gather around hearths in Brisbane to hear a story left untold for more than 30 years. A story of first kisses, private school boys and the dangers that lurked in the shadows of sunny Brisbane in 1982. A musical memoir by Lisa Maree Southgate and Francesca de Valence, told by Melissa Western.
2-5pm; St. John's Anglican Church, Bulimba, QLD
All Ages; Tickets $10-35.
A century on from the end of the First Great War, Australia is a very different country. We have blossomed through the camaraderie of our fellow citizens and the courage shown to us by our service people. This Anzac Day, I Heart Songwriting Club and Toc H are joining forces to pay tribute to “The Shape of a Century”.
This concert will feature award-winning singer-songwriter Francesca de Valence, Brisbane soulstress Sarah Collyer and international artist Laura Mulcahy performing original songs and just a few of your favourites. Includes special guests.
7pm - $25 tickets - includes concert and pre & post show drinks
Australian Modern (Carina)
You probably know the story already. I went to Paris for a month with an empty songbook and filled it with original Paris-inspired songs. After a sold out show at the Junk Bar in February, I'm presenting this show one more time in my favourite lounge room in Carina. Come and hear the songs and see the pictures of my romance with Paris.
"Francesca is adept at both piano and guitar, but her voice is the real star – when she lets it loose, it fills the small room with booming echoes and powerfully rich tones. Never afraid to expose her emotions on stage, she pairs most songs with their stories, whether it’s finding herself coincidentally crafting her father’s face in a sculpting class (Water & Clay), adventuring with a new friend’s vintage sports car (Red Cat) or wandering through what turns out to be Paris’ renowned red light district (set highlight Oh, Pigalle). A projector provides visual accompaniment for each song, showing Francesca’s Paris photographs." Music Is My Muse. Read the full review here
After ticket is purchased, the address of the venue will be emailed to you.
7:30pm Tickets $18 presale / $25 door (limited tickets available) - SOLD OUT
Junk Bar, Ashgrove
I'm heading off to Paris, but I'll meet you at the Junk Bar on Friday the 2nd of February. I'm flying away for a month with an empty songbook... to let Paris be my muse. I’ll return to sing you my freshly minted ‘Songs de Paris’ and to launch my new single "Let Go". The release will feature stunning photographic art and imaging by Kellie North Creative. This event is SOLD OUT!
Sun 29 October, 2017
Spellbound: A Halloween House Concert, Brisbane
3-6pm - All Ages - Tickets $10-20
I'm really excited to host the Brisbane concert of these synchronised Brisbane and Sydney Halloween House Concerts playing alongside my friends and fellow songwriters: Gabby Gregory, Bruce Colledge and Claudia Allard (Jabberwocky Down), plus many guest artists.
I Heart Songwriting Club presents SPELLBOUND: Synchronised Halloween House Concerts, a total sensory experience as magic is weaved through songwriting in these two secret house concerts happening at exactly the same time in Brisbane (The Gap) and Sydney (Naremburn). Click here for info on the Sydney concert
Sun 20 August, 2017
Xhibition: Sight and Sound (A House Concert, Brisbane)
4-7pm - All Ages - Tickets $10-20
As the showbags sell on the last night of the Ekka 2017, not far away in a gorgeous house in Hamilton will be a showcase of a very different kind.
I Heart Songwriting Club presents “Xhibition: Sight and Sound”. A combined exhibition of art and music featuring songs by Francesca de Valence, Boatkeeper, Louise Isackson and Hannah Athanasiadis, and recent art works by visual artists Louise Isackson and Kellie North will be on display.
Although there’ll be no cattle show, wood chopping or apple pie competitions at this event, you will experience a social night of cultural treats from home grown artists of both sight and sound.
Sat 12 August, 2017
Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival
1pm - All Ages - Tickets $20 per event or get a festival ticket
I Heart Songwriting Club presents "Songwriters in Conversation: Songwriters in the Round" featuring three established songwriters, including club founder Francesca de Valence, Emma Dean and Sarah Collyer performing and sharing the stories behind their songs. This performance also launches SCIRWF's Annual Songwriting Development Program in partnership with I Heart Songwriting Club, which features 3-monthly songwriting masterclasses on the Sunshine Coast - the first masterclass beginning in November and throughout the first half of 2018. Students' development will be through weekly songwriting tasks via I Heart Songwriting Club. The outcome is a performance opportunity at SCIRWF's 2018 "Songwriters in the Round". After this presentation, Francesca will host a two-hour songwriting workshop in Marquee 2 in Jack Morgan Park from 3.15pm to 5.15pm.
Check out the full festival program here.
Sun 6 August, 2017
Brisbane Sings - QPAC Concert Hall
5pm - All Ages - Tickets $48
Brisbane Sings is a community event featuring choirs and singing groups from all over the city performing separately and together. A massed choir of 500 voices and a stage band will join to present a highly entertaining show that celebrates group singing in a non-competitive environment. The event is fun, uplifting and a great chance for various musical and community groups to share ideas and create lasting and memorable experiences for their members. After last year’s red ABBA tribute, Brisbane Sings will turn the QPAC Concert Hall into an orange Latin party in 2017 in proud support of our charity partner the Newro Foundation.
Internationally renowned arranger, Kirby Shaw and Brisbane singer-songwriter and composer, Francesca de Valence will be the featured guest artists/composers for this event.
Thurs 3 August, 2017
The Zoo - Brisbane, QLD
7pm - Francesca de Valence (solo)
8pm - Ellie Jane and the Forces of Destiny
8:50pm - The Madistones - EP Launch
9:45pm - Video Avenue
Tickets $10 at the door
Sun 23 July, 2017
Sydney House Concert - Newtown, NSW
3:30pm-6pm - Tickets $20
After a hugely successful Brisbane show, I Heart Songwriting Club is touring "Things That Make You Go Hmmm..." in a very special secret house concert Sydney edition featuring I Heart Songwriting Club members Francesca de Valence, Helen Perris, Colleen O'Connell and Mariamma, with Issabird and Anick Patry.
These incredible women share stories and songs on:
The dangerous powers of seduction - The sudden absence of love - The elusive nature of time
and… of course, being a stalker …. “Things That Make You Go Hmm..."
This is an all ages show, though may have the occasional mature content. The address for the concert will be released upon ticket purchase.
Sat 24 June, 2017
Jimmy Webb Tour Support, Brisbane Powerhouse
An Evening with Jimmy Webb will feature support act, Francesca de Valence from 8pm, with Jimmy Webb starting at 9pm. Multi Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, Jimmy Webb, will perform all of his greatest hits throughout his Australian Tour, including "Up Up and Away", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Macarthur Park", "Wichita Lineman", "Galveston" and many more.
Webb is one of the greatest songwriters (in 2016 Rolling Stone Magazine listed him as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time), more known for writing for many great artists with songs performed by some of the greatest voices such as Glenn Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, R.E.M. and Michael Feinstein.
He has performed countless duets with Billy Joel, Keith Urban, Lyle Lovett, Mark Knopfler, Willie Neilson, Jackson Browne, to name a few. Don’t miss An Evening With Jimmy Webb, a humorous master class of songs and stories, during an intimate concert experience.
8pm–8.40pm: Francesca de Valence
9pm–10.30pm: Jimmy Webb
Fri 23 June, 2017
Green Jam, QPAC
Free, All Ages, Band show
Sat 17 June, 2017
Pyramid Roads Wine, Granite Belt
"Winter Wines and Songs for the Soul" - Dinner and Concert
Tickets $20-45 - All Ages. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
We invite you to a sunset winter concert warmed by the heart-breakingly beautiful vocals of Francesca de Valence and award-winning Pyramids Road Wines. Pyramids Road Wines is an established boutique winery specialising in hand-made quality wines and personalised service. As well as making some of the best Shiraz and Cabernet in the Granite Belt region, they also excel in Petite Verdot and Mourvedre. This annual dinner and concert series, now in it's 7th year, is a popular local and tourist event and is often sold out. Book a table with your friends by the fireplace.
Sunday 28 May, 2017
Brisbane Powerhouse - Turbine Platform
I Heart Songwriting Club presents "Things That Make You Go Hmm..." a very special Mixtape series
featuring Francesca de Valence, Emma Dean, Sarah Collyer and Natalie de Jager
Free - All Ages, though this concert may have more mature content. 3:30-5:30pm
Sunday 30 April, 2017
Anzac Concert - "Songs from the Trenches"
I Heart Songwriting Club presents; 2-5pm
With String Quartet; Tickets $15-35 - All Ages. For more info click the Book Tickets link.
Easter Sunday 16 April, 2017
Brisbane Powerhouse - Turbine Platform
Livespark Concert Series; 3:30-5:30pm
Solo Show; Free Concert - All Ages
Tues 4 April, 2017 - School Holidays
Brisbane City Hall - Concert with Orchestra
Lord Mayor's Lunchtime Concert Series
12-1pm - Arrive early as these shows are always full-to-overflowing
Brisbane City Hall Main Auditorium
Free Concert - All Ages
Please note, this concert will be filmed.
Fri 24 Feb, 2017
Yellow feat. Megalodon Single Launch
Double Launch with Byron Short & the Sunset Junkies and guest artist Boatkeeper
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane - 8pm - Tickets $15-20
Yellow feat. Megalodon is my first hip-hop collaboration. Come and join the party at Black Bear Lodge and expect lots of unlikely collaborations in this line-up. It's a full band show too.
Fri 25 Nov, 2016
The Ripple Effect - A House Concert, Newtown, Sydney, NSW
7-9.30pm - Hosted by the I Heart Songwriting Club
Tickets $15-20 / All Ages / Kids Free / Group Discounts
I'll be hosting and playing as part of the I Heart Songwriting Club. This is our first I Heart Songwriting Club event in Sydney and I'll be joined by my friends and fellow songwriting club members Helen Perris, Mariamma Mitchell, Colleen O'Donnell and guests Freya Lindblom and Louise Charman-James. This is a family friendly and BYO event.
Thurs 24 Nov, 2016
Songwriting Workshop and Mini-Concert, Nowra, NSW
6-8.30pm - Hosted by the I Heart Songwriting Club
Tickets $25 / All Ages
I'll be running songwriting workshop, masterclass and mini-concert for the first time in this gorgeous part of Australia. Tickets are strictly limited.
Sun 20 Nov, 2016
The Ripple Effect - A House Concert, Bulimba, Brisbane, QLD
4-6.30pm - Hosted by the I Heart Songwriting Club
Tickets $15-20 / All Ages / Kids Free / Group Discounts
I'll be hosting and playing as part of the I Heart Songwriting Club. I'm looking forward to playing some new songs with my friends and fellow songwriting club members Heather Bertoli, Johnny Pav, Tiff Botwright, Laura Fanshawe and Mick Hartcher and my friends The Viola Cloning Project, ConCHORD and with a special photographic exhibition by Kellie North. This is a family friendly and BYO event
Fri 28 Oct, 2016
QPAC Green, Brisbane, QLD
Join me for my last band show for the year. It's FREE!!!
Sun 23 Oct, 2016
The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
3-6pm - Songwriting Workshop and Concert
Tickets $15-20 / All Ages
I'll be running songwriting workshop and concert as part of the I Heart Songwriting Club. I'm looking forward to playing some new songs with my friends and fellow songwriting club members, Toby Stays, Lasca Dry and Cassie O'Keefe.
Sat 22 October, 2016
MONA, Hobart, TAS
1pm on the MONA Main Stage
Sun 9 October, 2016
Sunshine Coast Grammar School, QLD
3:30pm on the Main Stage
Sat 13 August, 2016
The Fire In Us - A House Concert and Celebration
5-8pm at a Secret House Location (The Gap, Brisbane)
General Admission Tickets $20. Not Suitable for Children
The I Heart Songwriting Club is celebrating it's 2nd birthday with a collection of fiery and explosive songs at a secret house location
in The Gap, Brisbane. Fire pits, ceremonial torches and songs to stoke your embers - this is the hot ticket event in town. BYO marshmallows
and sticks (drinks, chairs and nibbles).
Members of the I Heart Songwriting Club from all over the world are meeting to celebrate this very special and momentous occasion in concert. Francesca de Valence (Brisbane), Helen Perris (Sydney), Emma Dean (Brisbane and New York), Sam Buckingham (Byron Bay and Central Americas), Sarah Collyer (Brisbane), Natalie de Jager (Brisbane), Jessie Ryan-Allen (Sunshine Coast) and Erin Jane (Brisbane and UK).
Tickets are $20 and the secret details will be emailed to you upon ticket purchase.
Please note: This event is not suitable for children due to the open fires, accessible in-ground pool and flammable stories. (Children above the age of 10 can attend at the full discretion of their parents and need to be supervised at all times)
Wed 1 June, 2016
QUBE Effect Awards - Brisbane Powerhouse
6pm Awards and Performance
It is such a honour to have been awarded the QUBE Effect People's Choice Award 2016. The award was announced live on breakfast radio this morning with Spencer Howson on 612 ABC Brisbane. Watch my speechless pre-dawn video interview with Spencer here and come along to the awards ceremony tonight where I will perform after the Lord Mayor presents the award. Thank you everyone so much who voted for my "All the Love" music video.
5-7pm at a Secret House location (Newmarket, Brisbane)
General Admission $15, All Ages
Join the "I Heart Songwriting" Club for a sunset concert fireside overlooking a canopy of trees in a secret location in Newmarket. Let yourself be weaved into the dreams, stories and songs of Francesca de Valence, Sam Buckingham, Boots Barry and Jessie Ryan-Allen. Tickets are strictly limited for this indoor concert.
Please note this is a BYO event. BYO blankets and cushions to sit on, drinks and snacks. Tickets are $15. The secret location will be sent to you in an email after ticket purchase is confirmed.
Thurs 26 May, 2016
Live OB Performance - 612 ABC Brisbane
7am Windsor School of Arts Hall
It'll be my earliest performance yet and I'll be rugged up. Join us en route to work either in person or listen in on the airwaves. I'll be playing a couple of songs from the Own Self album and asking for your help to join in.
Sun 1 May, 2016
Happy Birthday Concert with band
LiveSpark @ The Brisbane Powerhouse
3:30-4:15pm on the Turbine Platform
Free - All Ages
It's my birthday and I can't think of a better way to spend it than to share it with you. Come along for this free, all ages show with my band.
Sun 17 April, 2016
Chinatown & Valley Malls, Fortitude Valley
10.30am promptly on the Chinatown Mall for "All the Love" Live Music Video Filming
Followed by a performance 11.30-11.50am on the Valley Mall
I am one of 20 artists chosen to film a live music video with a 360 degree camera as part of The QUBE Effect, Jungle Love Festival and Youth Week 2016. I'll be doing it with my beautiful String Quartet. I'd love you to be there to help out.
6.30pm Dinner and Concert
Tickets $20-$45 Pre-sale Only, All Ages
This is my 4th year performing at Pyramids Road Wines on Easter Sunday. Why? Because we always sell out the show, it is one of the most beautiful locations in the world and the wine is sensational. Come for the Easter Weekend and stay at some of the picturesque B&Bs nearby.
If there is enough demand for transport from Stanthorpe or Ballandean, we can organise a bus for an additional fee. Please contact Sue at Pyramids Road Wines before March 15 if you wish to book transport.
Here are some details about our event:
Spend your Easter Sunday evening with a dinner and show presented by Australian singer-songwriter Francesca de Valence and the award-winning winemakers of Pyramids Road Wines.
This Easter Sunday show is a very popular annual event in the Granite Belt. Be quick to book tickets to avoid disappointment.
Dinner and Show 6.30pm / $45
Concert Only 8pm / $20
Sat 26 March, 2016
Commercial Boutique Hotel, Tenterfield
8pm Concert in the Wine Bar
This is a free show.
6pm Songwriting Workshop
8pm Concert also featuring Helen Perris (Syd)
Tickets $20-$35 Presale, All Ages
I am excited to present a songwriting workshop and sharing songs from my new "Own Self" Album. This event is BYO food and drinks.
375 Enmore Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
4-6pm at a Secret House location (The Gap, Brisbane)
General Admission $15, All Ages
The "I Heart Songwriting" Club are kicking off 2016 with a big bang! Their first house concert for the year will feature some new and old songs inspired by the heavens. Join us for "Celestial Songs" with songs from Francesca de Valence, Sarah Collyer, Bruce Colledge, Jessie Ryan-Allen and special guests.
Please note this is a BYO event. BYO Picnic chairs, drinks and snacks.
Tickets are $15 and kids 8 and under are FREE. The secret location will be sent to you in an email after ticket purchase is confirmed.
Sun 21 Feb, 2016
Tangalooma Sessions, Tangalooma Island
Sun 29 Nov, 2015
"Own Self" Album Launch Concert
The Old Museum I 6pm I All Ages
FdV with full band, string quartet and surprise guests
Special Guests Saint Hughs
Pre-Sale Tickets: $25/$35 (group discount available)
This is the concert event highlight of my career to date. Come and celebrate with me the years upon years of releasing EPs, songwriting, music making and skill development with the pinnacle accumulation of my debut album "Own Self". And when I say celebrate, I mean celebrate. The concert will conclude by 8.30pm and there may or may not be frivolities afterwards.
Venue details: 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane 4006. Street parking or public transport. There is a bar at the venue but food is not available for purchase.