My name is
Francis Baptiste.
I review new music
every Tuesday & Friday.

Not only do I write about music, I also make it. I have a solo project called Bird Parade. You can learn about it at

I also release music under my own name. I’m currently recording my first solo album. It’s gonna be called No Good Parts and should come out later this year. Below is a song from that upcoming album, performed at Spade Cafe on Commercial Drive in Vancouver.

My name is Francis Baptiste. I'm an Indigenous singer/songwriter in Vancouver, BC, an avid supporter of the Vancouver music scene, a contributing writer to Citrus Magazine, Permanent Rain Press, Music Existence, City Soundcheck, and the leader of the band Bird Parade. I'm also a recovering alcoholic and a divorced single father. Music and writing help me combat depression and relapse. For me, creativity, productivity, and community are essential to healing. There's so much incredible music in this city. You can learn more about the music I make on this page. I think it's good to be open about what you're dealing with, so below are some funny pictures of me from the last time I relapsed. It's important to find humour in dark times.

Franci Baptiste feeling rough Francis Baptiste binge drinking Francis Baptiste at his worst

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