Festival Concerts & Events

Fred Smith & Liz Frencham- CD release tour

Date: 08 February 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Venue: Dorrigo Wholefoods

Fred Smith & Liz Frencham come to town with new album 'Great". On the 8th February 2018 come on out to Dorrigo Wholefoods where Kenton, Monique and their team will provide a lovely meal from 6pm. The music will commence shortly after. Meal and music combined is $50. You can ring 6657 1224 or 6657 1002 (Dorrigo Wholefoods) to book. 

In 2008, Sydney Morning Herald critic Bruce Elder wrote “It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith. This remarkable singer-songwriter – who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen – keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums.”
Fred Smith has been a favourite on the Australian festival circuit for years, much loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale. Now the rest of Australia is catching up with Fred Smith. He was the subject of a recent Australian Story feature about his work in Afghanistan and on peace keeping operations in the war-torn islands of the South Pacific. The title track from his acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, has been covered by country music star Lee Kernaghan.
Fred recently wrote a book, The Dust of Uruzgan, published by Allen and Unwin and available in all good bookstores. Now he has popped out a new double album called Great, available through this site and MGM distribution from October 2017.

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Liz Frencham is a rare bird! A warm, exuberant performer associated with multiple successful collaborations (FrenchamSmith, Jigzag & Dev'lish Mary) and a captivating soloist. She easily traverses genres from folk and bluegrass through to jazz and blues with gentle expertise and plenty of good humoured banter to accompany the journey.
Somehow, (without genetic trickery!) she also maintains a career as a respected accompanist, producer and arranger both onstage and in the recording studio. She is consistently sought out by a diverse gang of artists both national and international including While & Matthews(UK), Gregory Page(US) , Wouter Kellerman(Africa), Kristina Olsen(USA), Mic Conway, Fred Smith and more.
Liz entered her professional music career as a self-taught double bass player and soon made a name for herself with her incredible ear and ability to quickly add vocal harmonies to any song. She eventually studied Jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating in 2000 & has been working full time as a musician ever since.



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All Dates

  • 08 February 2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM