Singer/Songwriter and Musician
Frances Ancheta is a Filipina American singer/songwriter and acoustic musician from San Francisco. Her musical style has been described by many as “thoughtful, eclectic acoustic folk and indie pop/rock” and “tropical new wave folk”. With two albums to date and a third one on the way, Frances' music has garnered international independent and internet radio airplay. Frances performs both original songs and her own interpretation of covers. As a creative arts therapist and cancer survivor, Frances definitely has experienced how music heals the soul, and she values music’s ability to help people understand the world around them, to connect with others, and to heal.
Frances is also proud to partner with the non-profit Fiona’s Project, which uses music to bring awareness and prevention of childhood sexual abuse. Click on the following link to learn more about Fiona’s Project:
News and Updates
Frances' New Album, Hidden Gems, Out January 2020
After an 8 1/2 year recording hiatus, Frances is finishing up her third album of original music, entitled Hidden Gems. The album explores themes of hidden lessons and inspirations in experiences and in people during the life journey. Expect Frances' signature thoughtful and eclectic indie folk pop/rock style, with more of a full band sound. The album was recorded at Tape Vault Studio, at the legendary Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. The album is produced by Chris Von Sneidern, with Gavin Jones on bass, and Matt Sather and Bill Moya on drums. Subscribe to Frances' e-mail list and check out her social media links (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) for more updates!
Now We're Here
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Music Tells A Story
Music has always been there for me. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I've absorbed all the eclectic sounds around me--Filipino folk songs, classical, world, Latin, old school R&B, pop standards/crooners, show tunes, 80s and 90s new wave, postpunk, and indie rock, acapella, 60s and 70s folk artists and singer/songwriters. I gain meaning and satisfaction as a composer and performer, as well as helping others heal by providing therapeutic music in clinical settings. As a breast cancer survivor, I try to practice what I preach and do the things that make me happy! I've released two albums--"Now We're Here" in 2008 and "Patterns" in 2011. I'm currently working on my third album. My songs have been played on independent and internet radio stations in the U.S., Canada, England, and Spain. Always trying to find inspiration for writing new songs in my daily life. We all have a story that's worth telling.
In addition to partnering with Fiona’s Project, I am also proud to be affiliated with the following organizations:
West Coast Songwriters Association: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/
American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/
National Alliance for Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/
Music and Memory: https://musicandmemory.org/
Fil-Am Bay Area: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FilAmBayArea/
Sings With a Lot of Heart
Ancheta's music has a mellow vibe to it that is a cross between
Sarah McLachlan and Lisa Loeb...Ancheta is a sweet-voiced folky singer/songwriter who sings with a lot of heart.
Hellhound on My Trail
Frances Ancheta injects alternative flavor into folk, acoustic pop
San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Frances Ancheta belongs to the post-Generation X side of the acoustic-pop coin, absorbing the influence of not only traditional folk music but the edgy British college rock of the mid-to-late '80s. These influences inform her approach...which marries the coffeehouse calmness of folk with the brittle emotions of classic alternative music.
Skope Magazine: Music Up Close with Janie
Songs stand on their merits –
Playing guitar and singing, she often invites guest musicians on bass and percussion, but mostly her style is uncluttered, letting her songs stand on their merits. Her full-length debut CD, Now We’re Here, has had air play on independent radio stations around the world.