A girl and a double bass.
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.
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.
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.
Splendid and always tasteful bass playing, the warm-smiling Liz Frencham has a mesmerising voice, at times reminiscent of Billie Holiday.
The heart and soul of the Australian folk festival scene is undoubtedly bassist Liz Frencham.
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
Frencham’s lovely voice can be heard in all its glory on her outstanding songs
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
Bass player Liz Frencham was one of the most popular performers at the festival
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.