Meet the radiant JW Francis from Oklahoma (via New York), a cherished friend of Arcus Sounds. Beyond being a familiar face in our rehearsal spaces when he’s in the UK, JW’s connection runs deep – his drummer, Danny, happens to be one of the founders here at the studio.

live music recording at arcus sounds with jw francis

Before embarking on a tour across the UK last summer, JW Francis and his band treated us to a spectacular live session. They showcased material from his third studio album, ‘Dream House,’ released in January 2023 under the esteemed record label Sunday Best.

Live session shoot at arcus sounds studio east london

The synergy between JW Francis and Arcus Sounds is something truly special. We revel in the joy of hosting JW whenever he touches down in London. And here’s a little secret—we’ve got some exciting collaborations in the works for his next visit. Stay tuned for more updates; there’s always a lot happening behind the scenes at Arcus Sounds!

live music recording with Frank on bass and danny on drums

Behind the Scenes

As a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, JW Francis brings a unique blend of indie rock and dream-pop to the music scene. Hailing from Oklahoma but currently based in New York, his music has garnered acclaim for its catchy melodies and introspective lyrics. With a discography that includes multiple studio albums, JW Francis continues to captivate audiences with his authentic and innovative sound. 

His drummer, Danny, isn’t only the rhythmic foundation of JW’s music, but also plays a vital role in shaping the creative landscape at Arcus Sounds as one of the studio’s founders. The collaboration between JW Francis and Arcus Sounds goes beyond the studio, reflecting a shared passion for musical expression and a commitment to pushing creative boundaries.

live music recording with JW Francis

J.W.’s Website

Producer: Danny Brooks

Director of Photography: James Little

Camera Operators: James Little, Tatjana Rüegsegger, Nicole Sharpe

Recording and Mixing Engineer: Adam Bonser

Video Editor: Danny Brooks

Production: Arcus Sounds


Optimizing for Live Music Recording:

At Arcus Sounds, we take pride in being at the forefront of the live music recording experience. Our collaboration with JW Francis on his mesmerising live session is a testament to our commitment to capturing the essence of musical performances in their purest form. With our highest quality recording and mixing facilities, helmed by the talented Adam Bonser, we ensure that each note, every beat, and the soulful nuances of every live session are preserved with unparalleled precision. Our team, led by producer Danny Brooks, worked seamlessly to create an immersive audiovisual experience that transcends the boundaries of conventional recording studios. 

Whether it’s the intimate acoustic renditions or the electrifying full-band performances, Arcus Sounds is dedicated to providing artists like JW Francis with the perfect canvas for their live music recording aspirations

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