Francis Tuan

The songs of Francis Tuan are fulfilled with serenity because he considers joy to be the best rebellion. His music invites the listener for a journey to a different world, where unnecessary borders – also music borders – have been blurred. Here, guitar pop becomes the background for spiritual reflection, dance music has lyrics inspired by philosophy, and ethnic Vietnamese instruments harmonize with electronics. Listening to Francis Tuan’s music, you can imagine for a moment that it is sunny outside, and people live in harmony with each other and with nature. Although this alternative reality seems a bit twisted, the most important thing for Francis is a good melody. His debut album “Let’s Pretend” has been released in early 2020, accompanied by two successful singles: “Borders” and “First Mover”. 2021 will bring two more, with “Come to the Water” being one of them.

The – currently – four-piece band has already played in Sweden, Germany and Ukraine, as well on numerous Polish club and festival stages. Unfortunately, the lockdown cancelled the album tour but Francis managed to play a few online gigs broadcast on Trójka radio station, or as part of such projects as “Dachy Wrocławia” (Roofs of Wrocław) and “Garage Show” (You Tube), and Liverpool Sound City 2020.

Besides the guitar, Francis plays on Vietnamese instruments đàn nguyệt and đàn tỳ bà.

In 2020, Francis Tuan has been nominated by an international jury to the INES Talent program.