The Spectacle never ends! Francis Vace enters the stage and performs a lovely and refined Ska cover of Rara’s hit under the Countess Coloratura name. Full of the musician’s signature musical style, the cover is also a wonderful playground to showcase the extent of his vocal talent, featuring incredibly sincere and strong vocals in more ways than one. The “two-thirds time” part near the end is very creative as well and contributes to the many wonders of this perfect cover. One More!
Covering one of the very best classics of P@D, Francis Vace gives to the amazing EDM anthem his classic ska vibes with the funny bass and the typical vocal performance of Vace! You did great here Vace, keep doing your thing!
Quicksilver is back and rocking just as awesomely as ever! This time he brings us a great ska punk instrumental which trades off between high-octane punk sections and more mellowed out ska progressions. After being busy with college for the last year, the Luna Ticks veteran let’s us know that he is finally getting Caught Up! One of the rare ska musicians around, Quicksilver quickly reminds us why he is one of the best songwriters with a guitar in hand!
The movie’s Rainbow is reaching far and wide among community musicians, and as beautifully as a sonic rainboom, with now Francis Vace’s gorgeous and inspired Ska cover adding to the many shades of colors. The vocals are just making me melt, while the tasteful instrumental shines bright with the musician’s signature style, and it all delivers such a magnificent and high-energy Ska rendition of the movie’s finale song!
Luck Rock teamed up with Crusader to create a lovely and heartfelt homage to Thorax and Spike helping him see the light and acceptance that everyone can get if they “change” to a better self. Mellow and pony-like vocals blend with an awesome Ska Punk instrumental, and the duet of the rock musicians is such a wonderful display of harmony! Friendship is Magic!
Shortly before we started the Horse Music Herald, Francis Vace released his first full album (of his current discography that hopefully won’t be deleted from Bandcamp any time soon) – Lost In A Pastel Hue. Now (okay, a couple of months ago) the time has come for a second full-length release. In a similar vein, The Old Mare And The Sea contains a variety of styles, draws from a few different influences, and contains solo work, collabs, and covers. We start off with upbeat pop-punk and ska solo pieces, followed by a long string of collaborative works and covers, with a couple more solo originals bookending the end of the album. In essence, the album works as a showcase for most of the different kind of styles, formats and types of song that you can find on Francis’s YouTube channel. So whether you follow his music for one particular style or for all of them, this album has something to offer everyone.
Don’t be deceived by its title, because this song is all but generic! Laughing at this kind of situation we may know in our world, Francis Vace and Spectra bring all the sweep madness all over again, but in a musical way different from all the EDM remixes we had. Those who know Francis’ specialty will have guessed it, it’s time to sweep the dance floor with Ska greatness! While the Guitar Gently Sweeps (sorrynotsorry), awesome and
sweep sweet vocals from both singers unfold and make the track quite a wonderful Rock music follow-up to that fateful episode and Dash’s calling to the community.
Off the Everfree EP, Francis Vace’s cover of the closing song from Legend of Everfree pays much tribute to the Rainbooms’ live performance of the song, in the unique musical style that we love to hear from the talented Ska-Punk musician. Not lacking of enjoyable Ska vibes in some of the vocal parts, the cover also lays out powerful guitar play as we rediscover the Rainbooms’ latest record in newfound rock spirit.
It’s over. This video wins. Exactly what it has won though has yet to be determined. Shout out to Squeaky Belle for making this incredible video.
I hope you enjoyed our idea of an April Fools joke, normal service resumes tomorrow.
Francis Vace has been uncharacteristically quiet recently, but that’s because he has a new album coming out very soon, called The Old Mare And The Sea! This is the first release from the album, and is a follow up of sorts to a track he wrote some time ago called Cold Feet. His voice shines here, with some great vocal melodies especially in the chorus, which is super catchy. There’s also some classic ska horns as well for those who dig that stuff as much as I do.