Errol Starr Francis (A Peace Troubadour) spreads the vibration peace through music and song; songs and sounds that focuses on increasing the feelings of love and peace for listeners. From his early start as a teenager learning to play guitar with his fathers R&B/Reggae Band, and then rock bands with friends in Kitchener, Errol continues to learn and develop new skills in related music industries. With over 35 years in the music business, he has been both out front on stage and behind the audio board as an engineer/producer recording a variety of projects for artists. His work has won him accolades in several areas of the music business. Errol is a multi-award winner for radio and television broadcast production in the 1990's, as well as a "Juno Award" winning singer-songwriter and a "Socan Songwriter of the Year" recipient in the 1980's. His 1987 album "Temple of Love" had 3 singles which charted in Canada's top 25, resulting with Errol not only winning a Juno, he also appeared twice on the Junos to perform songs from the album. Errol received a variety of other awards from Toronto radio stations and from the Black Music Association for that album. Nowadays he continues to create and release compelling music under the name Errol Starr Francis. A conscious diverse crossing of culture, sounds of aliveness, danceable, devotional, divine, funky, rocking, hippie reggae stylings. Plenty of pleasing sounds, all with a peaceful loving vibration.
Errol is very community minded as he is involved part-time at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre in Oakville as a Recording Studio and Digital Arts Technician. Creating music enhancement programming like Singer-Songwriter and Digital Arts courses like 3D Rendering and Printing. Errol's Song Creation Outreach program to the Halton School Board for Secondary Schools is a big hit with Students with anxiety. Errol also gets to work with some great organizations like ArtHouse Oakville as a Music and Digital New Media Instructor for at-risk children and youth. "I love to get with the youth to inspire them to be the best they can be. To encourage them to follow their dreams… I love seeing the expressions on their faces when they create something unique and unexpected.