Full names and any nicknames:
Jordan Francis (Jose).
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.
“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?
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.