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    Jordan Francis

    Full names and any nicknames:

     

    Jordan Francis (Jose).

    Band Role:

     

    Bassist.

    Do you do anything else for the band besides playing in the band:

     

    Running the website, aiding in the studio and doing basically whatever I'm needed for.

     

    Favorite quote:

     

    “To keep us from falling apart we’ll write songs in the dark and to stop us from fading away, we’ll write for a better day” from Radiate - Enter Shikari.

     

    Your top 3 favorite bands or musicians?

     

    At the moment - Iron Maiden, Enter Shikari, Fatherson

    What are your favorite styles of music?

     

    Rock/Metal.

    What other instruments do you play?

     

    I tried teaching myself guitar (but that didn’t go too well), I’d like to think I can sing, but eeeeeeehhhhhhh maybe one day.

    What are your credentials/education/experience, for doing what you do in the band?

     

    I’ve done the last three years of music tech and got involved in work experience with the guildhall.

     

    Give a short account of something funny or embarrassing that has happened to you in your life.

     

    It's hard to think of one thing because for a while I was extremely introverted. Maybe I'd have to say performing at victorious a few years back, but I don’t particularly want to go into depth over it… it didn’t go all too well.

     

    Why are you so passionate about what you do for the band?

     

    I have found that during major struggles in life, music introduces another way of overcoming problems, and I have used it as a way to help/cope. If I can help one person through a tough time, it’s worth it.

     

    Is there anything else that you are passionate about in life?

     

    Travel - I am so excited for tours just to find new places and enjoy new things.

     

    What other musical activities are you involved in besides the band?

     

    At the moment I am completing an HND in Music Production ( and maybe starting on some solo work but we’ll see how far this goes….).

     

    Who is your hero or main influence?

     

    That’s a very tough one. I'd have to say, Chris Batten - of Enter Shikari. To be able to have such a mixture of talent whilst still creating amazing bass lines that suit the songs to a T is something incredible.

     

    What do you like about being a part of Solve The Nodus?

     

    It gives me a chance to both have a laugh with my friends, do what I love and show people how far I have come since the quiet boy of the class all those years ago.

     

    What’s your background and what experience helped or encouraged you to become a musician?

     

    I grew up in a metal household and this has formed my taste in music now. I mainly started music because Luke needed a bassist for a band at the same time my dad bought a bass, I'm not sure he saw much of it until I got my own.

     

    What are the values that drive you?

     

    I love the idea of helping people through music (Id would definitely say that’s my main drive to create) and I feel that loyalty to those fans is a key aspect of being in a band, because once you lose them, its very easy to become another one of “those bands”.

    What do you enjoy doing (hobbies/sport) when you are not gigging or rehearsing?

     

    To be honest, it feels like I don't get much time between work and band at the moment, but when I do have some free time I like to chill and game for a bit if I'm not being taught to cook.

     

    Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years’ time as an individual?

     

    Doing music full time and seeing the world hopefully.

     

    Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years’ time as part of the band?

     

    Ideally with regular gigs and earning a decent living creating music that also inspires others.