“I make music that makes me want to dance” says Francis Farewell Starlite, the sole driving force of the operation (the term “and the Lights” refers to stage-lights and screen pixels). The “Glenn Gould of pop music,” Francis wears only black and white, practices the piano 2 hours a day minimum. The live show is capable of “near Springsteen levels of catharsis” (Time Out) as Francis “swings the mic stand like a young James Brown.” (FADER).