Francesca Tarantino is a singer, musician, and actress. She was born in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and moved to Central Florida just before her eighth birthday. Francesca has always loved to sing, often belting out classic rock tunes while running around the house or riding in the car. She got her first taste for performing on stage in second grade, when she closed out her school’s talent show with “I Wanna Rock and Roll All Nite” by KISS. Shortly after, she moved to Florida and started in a new school that gave her the opportunity to learn about acting, singing, and musical theatre. Though a little nervous, with the guidance of her voice teacher, Francesca decided to audition for the lower school’s production of Beauty and the Beast and was cast as a “silly girl’ and Belle understudy. She continued with musical productions at her school and went on to portray Cinderella in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a mersister (Attina) in The Little Mermaid, and Lucy in 13 The Musical.
Francesca’s love for performing continued outside of school when she joined a local theatre group. While there, she got to fly on stage as Wendy in Peter Pan, have loads of fun as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray, and went from good-girl to rebel as Sandy in Grease.
While theater has given her a stage and experience, Francesca was eager to expand her talents and grow as an artist. In December 2020, she joined Dreamwalker Music Evolution (DME Orlando). At DME, Francesca entered the recording studio for the first time and instantly loved it! This is when she knew that one day she wanted to be a recording artist. She enrolled in their Artist Development Program where she continues to receive vocal coaching, music instruction, performance coaching, music business education, and on-going guidance to help perfect her craft and continue this journey.
Francesca was introduced to the guitar by her father when she was still a toddler. Her fascination grew and soon she’d have an acoustic and then an electric all her own! Currently she’s learning how to play lead and is practicing some epic riffs. She’s even teaching her dad a few!
Francesca has played some local gigs in and around Orlando and has participated in several open mics. She has performed on stage at Hard Rock Live Orlando, The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts, and Tin Roof Orlando. She has also sung the National Anthem at many sporting events for her school.
She covers a wide range of artists such as: The Beatles, Stevie Nicks, KISS, and much more! She is currently writing her own material with DME Orlando and will be recording some original songs very soon!
Francesca is eager and hardworking. She has big dreams and is grateful for any opportunity that comes her way.
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