Pete Francis is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. In 1995, he founded the band Dispatch, who became the first ever independent band to sell out Madison Square Garden. They went on to tour through other major venues across the country, including Red Rocks, TD Garden, and The Greek Theaters in both San Francisco and LA. Over the course of their career, they have also brought their live show to audiences in Europe and Australia.
In May 2019, Pete will be releasing a new EP, Belong to the Band. The record was all recorded at Pete’s own studio, Dragoncrest, and made with the help of producer Tim Randolph, a recent collaborator/producer with the band Imagine Dragons. This will be Pete’s 8th release as a solo artist. The new album branches out from the sounds of Pete’s previous solo work, incorporating elements of electronic and psychedelic music in addition to his roots as a rock songwriter.
With the release of the record, Pete is also launching a lifestyle company, Dragoncrest Collective, based around the community of artists, musicians, and friends who frequent the studio. Co-founded with his wife Katie, Dragoncrest Collective offers music production services as well as lifestyle products for the creative-minded individual.