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.  

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