Francis Dunnery

Francis Dunnery (born 25 December 1962[1]) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and record label owner. He is best known as a solo performer (since 1990), and for fronting the original lineup of the band It Bites between 1982 and 1990 (including co-writing and singing their #6 UK hit single, "Calling All the Heroes", in 1986). Dunnery served as a sideman and musical contributor for artists as diverse as Robert Plant, Ian Brown, Lauryn Hill, Santana and Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe. He has worked as producer and/or collaborator with David Sancious, Chris Difford (of Squeeze), James Sonefeld (Hootie and the Blowfish), Erin Moran (better known as A Girl Called Eddy), Steven Harris (ex-The Cult, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction), and Ashley Reaks (Younger Younger 28s, among others. Dunnery was a candidate invited to audition as a lead singer and frontman for Genesis following Phil Collins’ departure in 1996 (although the position ultimately went to Ray Wilson) and was a member of the reformed 1960s beat/prog band The Syn between 2008 and mid-2009. Dunnery owns and runs his own Aquarian Nation record label.