Salmon Arm/Vancouver-based act This is Franco plays in support of their just released full-length album, Shelter, tonight at the Armstrong Inn.
Three out of the four members of the band grew up in Salmon Arm, but have recently moved to Vancouver to pursue their music careers.
Though having a collective age of only 23, This is Franco members have been praised by critics and gained legions of new fans opening up and headlining shows with other musical artists such as Said the Whale, Jasper Sloan Yip, Whale Tooth, 41st and Home, and Sweatshop Union.
Working with various producers throughout western Canada has afforded This is Franco the opportunity to perform at prominent Vancouver venues and festivals, including the Edgewater Stage for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
At the beginning of 2009 their song Forever was chosen as CBC Radio Almanac’s theme song. And shortly after, This is Franco headed out on tour in a gigantic yellow school bus to raise awareness for the Kids Help Phone, followed by another tour last year.
This is Franco takes the stage at the Armstrong Inn tonight at 8:30 p.m. Call 250-546-3056 for more info.