Liz Frencham

A girl and a double bass.

A girl and a double bass.

Quotes

Frencham has a voice with all the appeal, emotional honesty and clarity of someone like Shawn Colvin or Mary Chapin Carpenter. Yes, really, she is that good.
— Bruce Elder, (Sydney Morning Herald)
Liz Frencham is one of the more welcome presences at any musical event. Liz is a fine bassist, an expressive singer and a skilled writer of songs. As a performer she is generous, always “on”, always fully engaged. Her musical vocabulary and comfort zone are conspicuously wide. The two contexts in which I’ve most frequently seen Liz - Frencham Smith & Jigzag - are both rewarding, but in very different ways. She’s also a splendid & supportive guest. It’s very easy to see why so many other people at any given festival invite her to join them on stage.
— Doug Spencer, producer, 'The Planet', ABC Radio National
Liz Frencham is an ornament to music. The complete package: a superb song-writer, sings like an angel, and when Liz is on stage with one of her double-basses, it’s like two parts of the one whole.
— RiotACT Online
Splendid and always tasteful bass playing, the warm-smiling Liz Frencham has a mesmerising voice, at times reminiscent of Billie Holiday.
— Ian McLean, Canberra City News
The heart and soul of the Australian folk festival scene is undoubtedly bassist Liz Frencham.
— Evan Hughes, Timber & Steel Music Blog
Frencham …. is a superb singer as well as a solid & melodic bass player. She has a rich distinctive voice that carries as much emotion as the song requires
— Graham McDonald, Canberra Times
Frencham’s lovely voice can be heard in all its glory on her outstanding songs
— Tony Hillier, Rhythms Magazine
Liz Frencham is a honey voiced bassist with a generous style……delivering songs with a sensitivity and lion-hearted courage that has made her one of the most sought-after performers in Australia. Her assured touch on the double bass brings real warmth and solidity
— Iain 'Fred' Smith, (multi award winning singer/songwriter)
Bass player Liz Frencham was one of the most popular performers at the festival
— Sharon Kennedy ABC South West
I’ll always love watching Liz play in any combo, but there’s something especially thrilling to see her taking her own words and work & fashioning it into a thing of beauty just for us. If there was one word I had to use to describe her, it would be this : luminescent. Anyone who’s seen her sing and play will understand why.
— Maree Robertson Tasty Music Australia