Francesca Mondi’s song writing is a fusion of old and new that has been described as bringing out the best in both “in the perfect meeting of musical minds”.
Featured by Nigel Williams on Jazz Fm and showcased on BBC Radio London Introducing, she is primarily a jazz singer using these influences and skills to develop her original music into other genres.
Her latest release, ‘In a Man’s Arms’ with music video by RSA Director Gray Hughes defies classification, with touches of psychedelic rock, latin jazz and alternative pop, she uses deeply personal lyrics to convey feelings of womanhood and coming of age.
The classically trained singer of Italian origin started her musical journey singing Opera in University productions before moving back to her hometown to access London’s diverse music scene in 2015.
Having grown up exposed to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’day, Louis Jordan, Baden Powell and Jobim, the move towards Jazz was something she describes as a ‘natural transition’ aided by influencers in her teens such as Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding.
She continues to develop her musicianship undertaking a Masters in Jazz Studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and performing at private events and live music venues across the UK.