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Francesca de Valence

Dear Francesca,

I have so much news to share that I know you will want to read because you are apart of this news. 

Remember a few months back I made a live music video as part of the Brisbane City Council's QUBE Effect program for youth week? Then it turned into a voting competition last month with the major prize being $4000? Well, over the past month and in the lead up to the voting announcement I had a few 612 ABC interviews with my new BFF Spencer Howson. I played live on his OB, had a few pre-sunrise chats, and then the day of the awards, he asked me to come in again to talk about the awards night. Little did I know what this early morning interview would hold. A call in from the Lord Mayor's office confirmed that I had won the major People's Choice Award and $4000 prize. It was a surprise attack and all filmed thanks to Spencer's sneaky cameras, my reaction is hilarious.

Watch my ABC interview with Spencer for a good laugh

That night at the official awards I performed my winning song All the Love right after the awards were announced. I also won the City Hall Concert Performance Award, which means I'll be putting on a concert in the gorgeous Brisbane City Hall. I'll be sure to share all the details about this. 

The following week, I had my first taste of politics as I formally addressed Council and the Lord Mayor and presented them with a signed handmade papier mache love heart (yes one from the video) and I got a VIP tour of the Concert Hall where I'll be performing.

I want to say THANK YOU so much for voting for my All the Love video. This $4000 opportunity has already started to be put to good use. Some of the funds have been used to fund a website for a project dear to me - the I Heart Songwriting Club



I Heart Songwriting Club

We are close to celebrating the I Heart Songwriting Club's 2nd birthday. This club has really changed my life and the life of so many songwriters. To celebrate we have launched a Website and Facebook page. We are also calling for new members to join - the first ever call out to the public. You don't need to be an establish songwriter. Just someone who wants to commit to writing every week and working in a supportive creative community. You can be located anywhere in the world and it should take about 2 hours of your time every week. 

Read all about the club, testimonials from members, listen to our songs and join the I Heart Songwriting Club here

To celebrate in person, we are flying in members from all around Australia to play at our 2nd anniversary house concert and celebration. Be sure to get your tickets early to be apart of this momentous occasion. 

Saturday 13 August, 5-8pm
The Fire In Us - A House Concert and Celebration

Secret House Location in The Gap, Brisbane
Francesca de Valence, Helen Perris, Emma DeanSam Buckingham, Sarah Collyer, Natalie de Jager, Jessie Ryan-Allen and Erin Jane

Presented by the I Heart Songwriting Club
Tickets $20
Ticketing link:
Address and details revealed in email after ticket purchase 


With so much gratitude and love

Francesca de Valence