Fran is a multi-skilled percussionist and drummer based in London. Fran started playing music aged 10, rapidly graduating to her school jazz band, big band and orchestra. Following university in Cardiff, Fran moved to London and began playing professionally. Now an accomplished session player Fran has worked on numerous West End shows and tours as well as playing and recording with several ensembles and orchestras.
Fran plays tuned percussion, latin percussion and drums. Having developed an adapted drum kit following a spinal injury that her an incomplete tetraplegic and a wheelchair user, Fran now works as a consultant, developing adapted instruments for other disabled drummers and percussionists. Fran also has a visual impairment but does not let this stop her working freelance as a composer and arranger.
When not hiding behind a xylophone, Fran is an extreme sit skier and a competitive rock climber as well as working as a peer adviser for the spinal injuries association.