Clutch were the first band in Kerry to play original songs, and these were written by Francie Conway.
Francie signed a major recording contract with RCA Records in London after a chance encounter in Spain with Chris White from the bands The Zombies & Argent.
1984 Francie had a hit with the song « To The Edge of Time » produced by John Woolloff and Chris White. The band were one of the highlights of the Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland. Also from the same album the song « One Night in Amsterdam » became a hit. This song was mixed by David Richards in Mountain Studio (Queen Studio), Montreux.
In 1996 Guinness commissioned Francie to make a compilation album to use for the promotion of Guinness in Scandinavia, Benelux and Asia. The « Worth the Wait » compilation album also included songs from the early London recordings. As part of the Guinness promotion Francie toured extensively, solo and with The Works.