Frances Livings is a grant winning writer, lyricist and singer-songwriter. Born in London and currently residing in Los Angeles, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in English Literature and Media Studies. She studied jazz (voice and piano) in Hamburg Germany, Frances is also the founder of her own label, Moontraxx.
As a singer I am currently with the band Ipanema Lounge Project. Last year I released my solo album The World I Am Livings In. In the past, I have been featured on a noteworthy arrangement of Cole Porter’s jazz standard “In The Still Of The Night” for Daddy Deep’s album Professorship. I have worked with the guitarist and composer Greg Porée as a guest vocalist on his most recent albums, ‘Inventions‘ and ‘Phoenix‘ and was a co- writer of the song “In Time For Spring”. My alto voice may remind you of Sade, it is said to be soulful like Peggy Lee’s, interesting and expressive like Annie Lennox’ and yet natural like Dido’s.
Livings shows a deep understanding of love, loneliness,
passion and acceptance, and ably articulates every
emotion in her songs. (…) She has a truly gifted approach
in telling a story, Frances Livings style.
~ Cassandra Walker (The Entertainment Bank)
This (The World I Am Livings In) is actually more a piece
of art than it is music, (…) thus, don’t do anything else
once you’ve tossed the disc on, or you’ll miss more than
you ever guessed was there.
~ Mark S. Tucker (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)
Frances Livings has a beautiful voice and the jazz
accompaniment pairs perfectly with her words (…) a
beautiful CD that I would urge anyone to purchase.
~ The Poethound
Frances Livings is a wonderful singer
~ Michele Wilson-Morris (The Entertainment Bank)