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Baby Steps
  • Artist: Mike Francis
  • UPC: 884502945102
  • Item #: 144845X
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Release Date: 12/28/2010
  • This product is a special order
  • Rank: 1000000000
Price: $16.76
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Baby Steps on CD

MICHAEL FRANCIS Mike Francis is a studio guitarist, writer, and record producer with over 30 years experience in the Toronto recording scene. He has performed on thousands of tv and radio jingles, numerous tv shows, feature films, and recording projects for a variety of artists and producers. Credits Include: (As a studio musician) Jingles: O/V, Budweiser, McDonalds, Pepsi, Coke, Harvey's, Miller, Molson, Labatt's, 7-Up, Coors, Blacks Cameras, GM Trucks, Esso, Ford, Pontiac, Pizza Pizza, Chrysler, Toyota, Sweet Marie, Milk, Canadian Tire, Taco Bell, K.F.C., Swiss Chalet, The Bay, Canadian Pacific, Sears, Pizza Hut, Shoppers Drug Mart, LCBO, McCain's, Old South, Mazda, Eatons, Pizza Nova, Tim Horton's, Wendy's, Honda and numerous others. TV Shows: The Ron James Show, Beverly Hills 90210, Street Legal, E.N.G., Fraggle Rock, Danger Bay, Sesame Street, Juno Awards, Franklin the Turtle, Nashville Swing, Tommy Hunter Show, Ronnie Prophet Show (Music Director for 5 years), Legacy, Black Harbour, The City, Traders, Due South, In Session, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy, Beetlejuice, Muppet Show, Jim Henson Hour, Scales of Justice, Rita & Friends, Corey Hart Special, Elvis Stoyko Special, C.C.M.A. Awards Show, Austin City Limits, CBC Canada Day Celebration, Imax Films, Sharron Lois and Bram Show, My Secret Identity, etc. Has Recorded With: Alanis Morissette, Shirley Eikhard, Russ Little, Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Enrique Iglesias, Olivia Newton John, Smokey Robinson, Daniel Lanois, Phil Ramone, Jann Arden, Joe Sealey, Paul Novotny, Jully Black, Jackie Richardson, Nelly Furtado, Celtic Woman (the group), Alannah Myles, Geddy Lee, Eleanor McCain, Robi Botos, Isabelle Boulay, Kim Mitchell, Susan Aglukark, Carole King, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ian Tyson, Paul Gross, George Canyon, David Foster, Jeff Healey, Marc Jordan, Murray McLauchlan, Howard Shore, Dan Hill, Jesse Winchester, Alan Frew, George Massenberg, Amy Sky, Alfie Zappacosta, Amanda Wilkinson, Harem Scarem, World On Edge, Rita McNeil, The Ennis Sisters, Rankin Family, Liza Minelli, Christopher Ward, Beverley Mahood, Terry Kelly, Ron Hynes, Liona Boyd, Roger Whittaker, Jerry Douglas, Cassandra Vasik, Natalie McMaster, Michelle Wright, Raylene Rankin, John McDermott, Bruce Gruthro, Tim Thorney, Jimmy Rankin, Jason McCoy, Julian Austin, The Stampeders, Charlie Louvin, Tom Jackson, Frank Mills, Tommy Tedesco, Free Design, Ricky Fataar, James "Hutch" Hutchinson, Cindy Church and many others. Record Producer The Mavericks, Jeff Healey, Robert Armes, John Neudorf, Dallas Harms, Dick Damron, Terry Carisse, Carroll Baker, Midnight Rodeo Band, Matt Minglewood, Joan Kennedy, Anita Perras, The Good Brothers, Joel Feeney, Don Neilson, Ken Harnden, The Western Front Other Credits Include: Has performed with his own group at the DuMaurier Jazz Festival 1992, 1993 & 1994 representing Roland Canada Music, and in 1999 with a new group "Saucy Jack". Appeared in 2002 at the Ottawa Jazz Festival with John Neudorf and at the Oakville Jazz Festival with Emilie Claire Barlow. Prince Edward County Jazz Festival 2007, 08, 09, 10 . Was awarded "Producer of the Year" by RPM Big Country Awards in 1983 and by CCMA Awards in 1985, 1986 and 1987, as well as Instrumentalist of the Year by CCMA in 1983. Member of CCMA Board of Directors 1991-92. Music Director of "Today's Country" live radio show from 1992-1996, syndicated on 86 stations across Canada weekly. Has performed live with: Shania Twain, Hiram Bullock, Michael Buble, Jesse Winchester, Carol Welsman, Guido Basso, Little Anthony and the Imperials, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Ronnie Hawkins, Molly Johnson, Carlos del Junco, Kenny "blues boss" Wayne, Faith Hill, Lighthouse, Harry Connick Jr, Dr John, KD Lang, Paul Shaffer, David Clayton Thomas, Jeff Healey, Chris DeBurgh, The Stampeders, Ian Thomas, Hal Linden, Bernadette Peters, Randy Bachman, Michael Burgess, Doug Riley, Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash, Paul Brandt, Ronnie Milsap, Rich Little, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Denny Doherty, Roy Clarke, Jerry Reed, Charlie McCoy, Terri Clark, Chet Atkins, Albert Lee, Andy Kim, Dawn Langstroth, William Bell and many others .