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Francis 7

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The best kept secret in music


"Francis 7"

By Abel Folgar
Article Published Mar 2, 2006

Not unlike Richard Jordan's Sandman character in Logan's Run, there is something sexy about Miami's long-running New Wave/postpunk luminaries that creeps out from around the corners of well-crafted songs. Multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Omar Cuellar has been around for God knows how long with the on-again, off-again Francis 7 project. In 2001, though, he began shaping a concrete performing band by adding bassist Dan Escauriza and second guitarist Trey Hammond. The bandmates then searched for drummers (for there are fewer and fewer each day) while they soldiered on with a drum machine, but the addition of Ralph Sangiovanni last year brought it all full circle. While there might be a lot of hoopla over the whole shoegazer/postpunk thing going around, at least Cuellar is the real deal: reared in the Eighties and steeped in the local scene. Maybe a full-length recording in the near future could be possible since he has beaten the life-clock. - Miami NewTimes


Upcoming full-length mid/late 2006, songs currently streaming on Appearances on various compliations and regional radio shows, as well as internet radio.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Led by multi-instrumentalist Omar Cuellar, Francis 7 makes driving, impassioned music inspired by early 80's post-punk and new wave, as well as the early 90's "shoegazing" movement. Joined by guitarist Trey Hammond and bassist Dan Escauriza and finally drummer Raph Sangiovanni, the band has solidified their lineup and is already garnering a reputation for their intense live shows.