Cut Throat Francis formed in Bristol in 2017, but their roots go back to the London university where they met.
Sharing a love for folk and the exotic, the obvious thing to do on returning to Bristol was to form a band combining folk, swing and upbeat Eastern European flavours.
They linked up with Screamlite Records to release their debut EP Ghosts (Deluxe Edition)in May 2018, recorded in Bath by producer Josh Gallop. Their affinity for unusual instruments is brought to bear on their sound, bringing banjo, mandolin and harmonica into the mix along with rich harmonies and thumping beats from the cajon.
2018 saw them gain ground at a number of venues across London, the Southwest and the Midlands, along with appearances at festivals such as Deepdale, Boomtown and Wonderfields. They released their latest 5-track EP, This Garden's Never Gonna Grow, in spring 2019, with Handsome Joe as the lead single. They followed with their Hot Stuff Coming Through promotional tour through London and the southwest and are currently planning their next moves...