Frances Williams comes from Bundaberg in Queensland. She has always had a deep appreciation of music and is proud of her Aboriginal-Fijian heritage. This is clearly portrayed in her fantastic debut EP, Frances Williams.
Frances has worked with some of Australia’s foremost artists including David Bridie, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Vika and Linda, and Tiddas. She studied at NAISDA in Sydney and has spent time teaching in the Torres Strait Islands and Cairns.
In 1994 she performed backing vocals for the Aboriginal/Islander Stylin’ Up Tour with Christine Anu as part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations.
The following year her song “Yolngu” appeared on the compilation album Our Home, Our Land, and the song also received a lot of Triple J airplay.
In 1996, Frances performed at the Sing Sing concerts in Melbourne, Sydney and Port Moresby.
Francis was nominated in the category of Most Promising New Talent at the 1999 Deadly Sounds National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Awards.