In Spring of 2008 singer/songwriter Mark Bridgeman, pianist Andrew Rasmussen, bass player Marcus Abramzik and drummer Josh Contant began practice sessions to form what would become prominent Vancouver group FRANCO. Though having a collective age of only 22, the members of FRANCO have opened for 54-40, Econoline Crush, Sweatshop Union, released three albums, toured, and worked with various producers. They have been slowly building a following around the Vancouver area, playing venues such as the Railway Club, the Bourbon, the Backstage Lounge and many others. They have appeared as showcased Artists on CJFM 90.1fm twice, toured to the island, played in the Nearly Famous Music Festival, appeared as an "Artist for Gregor Robertson" (the current mayor of Vancouver) and generally kept busy. In Febuary of 2009 FRANCO were given a showcase spot on Victorias premier pop/rock station 91.3 the Zone Fm. And in June of 2009 they will head out on a cross Canada tour in a gigantic yellow school bus to raise awareness for the Kids Help Phone. This is an ambitious group of individuals, whose talent promises great things.