She is also known for her work as an actress, vocal stylist, vocal coach and has judged numerous singing, dance and songwriting competitions, done several motivational workshops and workshops on artist management and also on vocals. Fran is also known as The Fund raising Queen having done so many Fund Raising Events. Fran is the second in a family of four children. She attended Tarcisian Convent and The Holy Infant Jesus (Main Convent) in Ipoh, Perak. She also studied at Sultan Alam Shah in Petaling Jaya, Sekolah Kebangsaan Selayang, Selangor.
After Secondary School, she took up typing and started working as a sales representative and later on as Assistant PR for a well known Batik factory and Tourist Center in Gombak run by the Chong family. It was the beginning of her journey as the bread winner of her family. Royston Sta Maria and Francissca Peter, better known as ‘Roy & Fran’ was an unbeatable duo act in the 80’s. They were at times, dubbed ‘The Carpenters’ of Malaysia. The pairing brought them immense popularity among Malaysians.
Their natural chemistry and soothing voices were admired by many, culminating in the release of 2 LPS. They came from a musically talented family, with their own family members dabbling in music at some point in their lives. Roy’s dad, Clive was part of a singing group called Clive & The Boys. Fran, on the other hand has a sister, Bibiana, who released an album in the 80’s and her brother Michael, is making waves in the US with his debut album.
Right from schooling days, both were active in the school choir and their interest in music started from a very early age. It was Malaysian pianist and composer, Michael Veerapen who discovered Roy and teamed him up with Fran in 1979, when she was only 17. They were performing every night in Merlin Hotel in Kuala Lumpur duing the 80’s when S. Atan, a renowned music producer discovered them.
Then EMI, a record company in Malaysia, with the urging from local music writers and critics, signed them on and the marketing department people were immediately planning the duo’s debut album, Siapa Dia Sebelum Daku in 1982. Roy and Fran then moved on to Genting Highlands, Kuantan and Johor Bahru. Fran had a break when Andy Williams sang at the Highlands resort and she was the opening act one night, while they were performing at the coffee-house. After the success of the first LP, this was followed by Bersama Pertemuan Ini in 1984. However after the success of the second album, Fran decided to go separate ways and develop a solo career. Fran's Official Website: www.francisscapeter.com.
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