Francisco Cream
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Francisco Cream

Kingston, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Kingston, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Duo Rock Indie


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"Montreal's Francisco Cream Are Psyched To Co-Piece Band and Plan To Record A New Album"

Canadian indie rock and folk band, Francisco Cream, drops down to a duo and reworks their sound in an effort to gain exposure and fans in the US. As they continue to promote their previous EP, the band will soon be hard at work on the follow-up.
Dateline: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Friday, May 24, 2012. Francisco Cream might have been feeling like they were spreading themselves a little too thin when they slimmed down to a duo from a trio. That’s OK, the band doesn’t mind a little adversity. With the streamlined, two piece line-up, they immediately got busy incorporating the change into their existing sound and they’re determined to gain more fans and exposure, especially in the US. They’d like their music to be exposed to more industry people. as well, as they make plans to record and release their next album.
Francisco Cream is Bea Keeler on guitar and vocals and Foster Marshall-Medeiros on percussion. Their music and playing styles are influenced by bands like White Denim, Laura Marling, Bombay Bicycle Club and The Static Jacks. They have been compared favorably to fellow Canadians, Tegan and Sara, although exact comparisons to other bands are hard to do with these two. Francisco Cream played Canadian Music Week in 2012 and have opened for well-known Canadian bands, In Medias Res, The Coppertone and Paper Lions. They’ve toured southwestern Ontario and won almost 30 hours of recording time by competing in battle of the bands.
Bea is the songwriter and lyricist of the group. She draws lyrical inspiration from her own life experiences of failed love and struggles with addiction and depression. “I sometimes find it challenging to write about things I don’t know about because I want to make sure I don’t sound like a phony,” Bea says, “but it can be just as challenging writing about things you are very close to, because even if it’s a common issue, a narrow point of view can impede the audience’s understanding. It needs to be accessible for a wide range of listeners so they can relate to it.”
The short-term goals of Francisco Cream, at least in the next three months, are to increase their fan base in the States and to start work on the next record. They plan to finish their next EP by the end of 2013. Their current EP, (simply and accurately titled “EP”) is available for free on BandCamp and through Physical copies are available from the band for $5 at their live gigs.
You can check out YouTube for the band’s videos ”Summer Teaser” ( and “Intro/Brand Me” ( - WiFi PR Group

"Robin Wright - New Beat Generation on CFRU 99.3"

"..I'd love to spin your tune "Use it or Lose it" for my Wednesday show. I love the singer's voice, and the jaunty pop joy reminds me a bit of Jale... count me in as a fan for sure!.."

- Robin Wright - New Beat Generation on CFRU 99.3


Still working on that hot first release.



Francisco Cream, a two-piece from Kingston, Ontario began as a trio formed by Bea Keeler and Foster Marshall-Medeiros with support on bass from Holly Brown. They steadily gained success throughout their first year; opening for notable Canadian Indie bands like The Coppertone, In Medias Res and Paper Lions, winning 28+ hours of recording including mixing and mastering through Battle of the Bands type events for their EP (self published this past summer), and securing a spot in Canadian Music Week 2012, followed by a tour of South-Western Ontario.

In May 2013, Holly left to pursue her own endeavors. Bea and Foster took a short hiatus to rework old material and write a new album, and are now playing shows with entirely new sets, focused on working as a two-piece. They hit the scene strong, opening for bands such as Warner Music's Ladies of The Canyon, well-known Toronto band The Elwins. FC's sound has evolved, incorporating heavy southern/rock influences while still keeping true to their indie roots. They plan to release an EP by summer 2014.

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