Franc Cinelli


Franc Cinelli is a folk singer songwriter & producer. Born in Rome and raised in London, Franc’s distinct rootsy indie folk  joins together varied influences crossing both Eastern and Western folk music.  A troubadour at heart with a sentimental soul, Franc Cinelli is on a timeless journey of self-discovery and expression. 

"A rootsy, bluesy, folky confection"

R2 Mag

Franc Cinelli Photo 6 Credit John Drill.

Latest album "Night Songs", available to listen here and purchase on bandcamp or webstore.  Also available on all download and streaming platforms.

"Folk Radio UK Artist & Album of the month"

"Husky, folksy, loose and laid back. Eastern blends with western."  Americana UK

"A soundtrack to red wine, cold evenings and dark windows, a great listen." Northern Sky




"Night Life" from the album Night Songs

Night Songs

Night Songs

The Marvel Age

The Marvel Age

I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight

I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight




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April, 2022

I  recorded a cover of the beautiful "Trouble In Mind", sung by Big Bill Broonzy in the 1940s, Lightning Hopkins, Nina Simone and many more. It's a powerful track indeed.

Watch my recording here. 


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January 2022

Here's one of my all time favourites, the gospel blues standard, Satisfied Mind.  Watch the clip here.


January 2022

This month I'm finishing writing my first ever book. It's an adventure story that will have an accompanying musical undercurrent. More on the story and the book later but for now, I wanted to share some of the process so far. Here's a short  video clip. 


January 2022

Here's hoping 2022 is the year I can get back to my beloved road and play some shows! To start things off, I will be back at the Gladstone Arms on Sunday 23rd January, 8pm. To reserve a table just drop me a line, be quick as it will fill up! 

The Gladstone Arms.  64 Lant St, London SE1 1QN

Event page.


January, 2022

Continuing my series of covers of songs that mean the world to me I'm very happy to share with you, "Debris" by the great Ronnie Lane. This song was perfomed by The Faces on their 1971 record "A Nod Is As Good As A Wink To A Blind Horse". 

Watch my performance and hear my thoughts on it here.


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December 2021

My cover and thoughts on the magnificent "Long Way Home" by Tom Waits. Watch the clip here.



London friends! I'm very excited to be playing a show this Friday

at the fabulous Biddle Bros in Hackney. 8.30pm. 
Look forward to seeing some of you there! 

Friday May 20th. 8.30pm
Biddle Bros
E5 0QR

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