“Like a funkier Cat Stevens or a more direct Dave Matthews, Cameroon native Francis Jocky exudes sweet, sunny charm as he gets to the heart of the matter. A true pleasure to discover
There are very few musicians, let along popular musicians, who are able to surrender themselves to their music in such a way that it becomes a spiritual experience to listen to them no matter what they are singing about; Francis Jocky is one of them
“Francis Jocky has a voice that is quite unique, something that I would rather not compare to anyone. His songs are special and his French-Cameroon roots come out in a vibrant and inspired way.”
“Altogether, the songs contained in this album present an expressive voice which occasionally reminds one of Al Jarreau. We love this record.”
“…absolutely fabulous music, which really is no surprise, when you read up on his musical pedigree…. 2006 is going to be a good year for music if this album is anything to go by. He’s ….performed with Stevie Wonder and U2, …quite a feat.”
“Jocky’s voice, like Al Jarreau’s, is very groovy and lively, infused with instruments in very technological tones…he passes smoothly from soul to world music, from blues to ballad, and from synthesizer to simple guitar. Francis Jocky is an animal on stage with an expressive energy, capable of heating up a room in no time at all. He is truly amazing!”
Jocky is a sort of postmodern soul man, no matter what part of the world it comes from and the resultant blendis both melodic and grooving, with hooks to please almost any ear.
Francis Jocky plays a brilliant mixture of Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Jazz with skill and emotional honesty. Those qualities are rare enough in popular music they should be celebrated and encouraged whenever they are encountered.