Liz Frencham

A girl and a double bass.

A girl and a double bass.


Frencham Smith @ Newstead
Nov
17
7:30 pm19:30

Frencham Smith @ Newstead

  • Jasmine's House

Sunday, November 17th at 7:30pm

House concert with Fred and Liz at Jasmine's place in Newstead. 

Email her for info and to confirm your interest: 
jasmine@mmnet.com.au"

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"In concert he has a knack for balancing drama and humour; for punctuating the poignant with a laugh and sometimes vice versa.

He exudes an easy charm that finds its perfect counterpoint in his long-term collaborator, effervescent bassist, singer and fellow-songwriter Liz Frencham.

His lyrics are a constant strength with their wit and insight, and his singing is convincing enough to carry them. The cause is immeasurably aided by Frencham's harmonies and the appeal of her lead vocals." 

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald LIVE review 11/11/2013

Singer Songwriter and Australian diplomat Fred Smith recently featured on ABC television’s Australian Story. Fred will be touring Australia in November following his return (inshallah!) from a final stint in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. His Dust of Uruzgan CD captured his experiences in the war-torn country and earned him comparisons with songwriting greats Don Walker, Eric Bogle and John Schumann.

While working on the Multinational Base in Tarin Kowt in August this year, Fred wrote a song called ‘Going Home’, capturing the mood on the base as the mission winds down and our troops begin to withdraw from Uruzgan. He recorded the song while on leave in September, and will be teaming up with Griffith University to release a video and recording of the song in early November as part of an Australian Research Council arts and health initiative. Money raised through downloads and CD sales of ‘Going Home’ will go towards supporting Mates for Mates, a not for profit organisation set up to provide support to wounded, injured or ill members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families.

On his November tour Fred will be sharing the stage with longtime sidekick Liz Frencham, playing a range of songs from both his solo, and their shared repertoire. Fred presents his songs with a wry humour and gentle worldliness earned through the experiences that inform many of his songs. He has spent the last 15 years all over the joint: working in Afghanistan and the South Pacific, touring in North America and travelling the Australian festival circuit. He has released about eight albums, mostly solo, but also collaborations with Liz Frencham

Frencham Smith @ Geelong
Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

Frencham Smith @ Geelong

  • Geelong Lawn Tennis Club

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham in concert
Geelong Lawn Tennis Club 
Cost $25 includes light supper. 
Payable at door. No credit cards, Drinks can be purchased from bar. 
Doors open 7pm 
Bookings recommended: 
Phone: 03 5243 2819 
info@geelonglawntc.com.au 
www.geelonglawntc.com.au 
Sommers St, Belmont VIC 3216

"In concert he has a knack for balancing drama and humour; for punctuating the poignant with a laugh and sometimes vice versa.

He exudes an easy charm that finds its perfect counterpoint in his long-term collaborator, effervescent bassist, singer and fellow-songwriter Liz Frencham.

His lyrics are a constant strength with their wit and insight, and his singing is convincing enough to carry them. The cause is immeasurably aided by Frencham's harmonies and the appeal of her lead vocals." 
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald LIVE review 11/11/2013

Singer Songwriter and Australian diplomat Fred Smith recently featured on ABC television’s Australian Story. Fred will be touring Australia in November following his return (inshallah!) from a final stint in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan. His Dust of Uruzgan CD captured his experiences in the war-torn country and earned him comparisons with songwriting greats Don Walker, Eric Bogle and John Schumann.

While working on the Multinational Base in Tarin Kowt in August this year, Fred wrote a song called ‘Going Home’, capturing the mood on the base as the mission winds down and our troops begin to withdraw from Uruzgan. He recorded the song while on leave in September, and will be teaming up with Griffith University to release a video and recording of the song in early November as part of an Australian Research Council arts and health initiative. Money raised through downloads and CD sales of ‘Going Home’ will go towards supporting Mates for Mates, a not for profit organisation set up to provide support to wounded, injured or ill members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families.

On his November tour Fred will be sharing the stage with longtime sidekick Liz Frencham, playing a range of songs from both his solo, and their shared repertoire. Fred presents his songs with a wry humour and gentle worldliness earned through the experiences that inform many of his songs. He has spent the last 15 years all over the joint: working in Afghanistan and the South Pacific, touring in North America and travelling the Australian festival circuit. He has released about eight albums, mostly solo, but also collaborations with Liz Frencham

Frencham Smith @ Albert Park
Nov
15
7:30 pm19:30

Frencham Smith @ Albert Park

  • Albert Park Yacht Club

Albert Park Yacht Club
Aquatic Drive, Albert Park Lake (near the Point Restaurant) Melbourne, VICTO 03 9690 1233

Friday 15th November 7:30pm

Bookings: Cliff taxman@bigpond.net.au or 03 96901233 (BH)

COST: $25 per head/$20 concessions (cash .. no credit cards) – includes finger food, coffee & tea. Drinks available at bar prices.

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham will be teaming up again for a special concert that will include all ten songs from Frencham Smith’s much loved debut CD release Into My Room. 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of their collaboration. Their paths have diverged and converged since then. Fred toured in the United States between 2004 and 2007 and spent 18 months in Afghanistan in 2009/2010. ABCs Australian Story aired a special feature on him and his work in war torn countries on 14 October.

Fred has returned from another stint in Uruzgan province in time for this November tour. His 2011 release, Dust of Uruzgan earned him comparisons with songwriting greats Eric Bogle, Don Walker and John Shumman. Interestingly, the Into My Room album and the collaboration with Liz Frencham has been an outlet for more personal and feminine side to his writing.

Liz has released a solo album (Jericho) and a number of other recordings including a collection of duets (You and Me) with eminent Australian and overseas artists among whom she has become known as the go to girl for tasteful double bass and vocals.

Sydney Morning Herald critic Bruce Elder may have hit the nail on the head in describing what makes the duo work: “Smith is a superb songwriter … Frencham has a voice with the appeal, emotional honesty and clarity of someone like Shawn Colvin … There is no other folk duo in Australia which even comes close to this magical combination.”

The Clarendon
Oct
6
3:00 pm15:00

The Clarendon

  • The Clarendon Guesthouse

Need to get away for the long weekend?

What about the gorgeous Blue Mountains? Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"

Accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar

Nick Southcott on piano

Tim Bradley on Drums

Special guest Ryan Morrison

Starts 3pm

Tickets $

For bookings phone 02 4782 1322

http://www.clarendonguesthouse.com.au

The Clarendon Guesthouse is situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains at Katoomba. Offering accommodation,   music, entertainment, restaurant, classic cocktail bar and log fires.   Enjoy the warm log fires in  winter or temperate summer days in the mountains,

The Clarendon Guesthouse is a perfect getaway in Australia's best intimate entertainment venue.    

 

KATOOMBA, NSW

Humph Hall
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

Humph Hall

  • Humph Hall

NTH SYDNEY, NSW

Accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar

Another gorgeous intimate acoustic concert at this old methodist church hall.

7pm start

Bookings LIMITED, phone 02 9939 8802

http://humphhall.org

 

Colbourne Ave
Oct
3
8:00 pm20:00

Colbourne Ave

  • Colbourne Ave

GLEBE, NSW

Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"

Accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar

Nick Southcott on piano

Tim Bradley on Drums

Special guest Paul Greene

A unique and intimate series of concerts putting the emphasis on the musicians and their music. Comfortable lounges, candlelight, all ages welcome.

BYO anything you like - dinner, snacks, beverages, friends (glasses provided).

8pm start 

$20 / $10 concession

http://colbourneave.cafechurch.org.au/

 

Yours & Owls
Sep
29
1:30 pm13:30

Yours & Owls

  • Yours & Owls

WOLLONGONG, NSW

Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"

Accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar

Special guest Paul Greene

1pm start

Tickets at the door

www.yoursandowls.com.au

 
The Merry Muse
Sep
28
7:30 pm19:30

The Merry Muse

  • Canberra Southern Cross Club

TURNER, ACT

Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"

Accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar

Special guests O'Neill & Rodgers

Gigs start at 7:30pm

Tickets normally: Full $17, Concessions $14, MFS - Members $12,

Under 16 yo - FREE!

http://merrymuse.org.au/wb/


 

The Royal Exchange
Sep
27
8:00 pm20:00

The Royal Exchange

  • The Royal Exchange

NEWCASTLE, NSW

Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"

Accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar

Special guest Paul Greene

8pm start.

Tickets available at the door

02 4929 4969

www.royalexchangenewcastle.com.au

The Royal-Exchange is a small creative arts establishment in the style of European and New York basement-like art community houses. We are home to Experimental Performances, Music, Art House, Cult and Foreign Movies, World Music Concerts... and always welcome the Frivolous, the Ridiculous and the Irrelevant (as well as Irreverant). NB there are steps leading to the venue which makes disabled access hard.

 
Sydney Fringe Festival
Sep
26
7:00 pm19:00

Sydney Fringe Festival

  • Eliza's Juke Joint

DOUBLE BILL as part of SYDNEY FRINGE

Mic Conway and Liz Frencham @ Eliza's Juke Joint SYDNEY

Don't miss this incredible double bill.

 

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Radio Springs Hotel

LYONVILLE, VIC

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This is my local gig that I do as often as I can with whatever talented friends I can gather. It is a truly beautiful place to spend an evening.

From my point of view it's very much a background music affair where I get to play all my favourite covers & jazz standards.  I'll happily play an original song if you ask for one though!

Book for dinner: 03 5348 5562
http://radiospringshotel.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Springs-Hotel/282054077516

 

Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Radio Springs Hotel

  • Radio Springs Hotel

LYONVILLE, VIC

 

Radio spring video splash.jpg

This is my local gig that I do as often as I can with whatever talented friends I can gather. It is a truly beautiful place to spend an evening.

From my point of view it's very much a background music affair where I get to play all my favourite covers & jazz standards.  I'll happily play an original song if you ask for one though!

 

Book for dinner: 03 5348 5562
http://radiospringshotel.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Springs-Hotel/282054077516

Sep
14
6:30 pm18:30

Radio Springs Hotel

  • Radio Springs Hotel

LYONVILLE, VIC

Radio spring video splash.jpg

This is my local gig that I do as often as I can with whatever talented friends I can gather. It is a truly beautiful place to spend an evening.

From my point of view it's very much a background music affair where I get to play all my favourite covers & jazz standards.  I'll happily play an original song if you ask for one though!

Book for dinner: 03 5348 5562
http://radiospringshotel.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Springs-Hotel/282054077516

The Pizza & Wine Club
Sep
5
8:00 pm20:00

The Pizza & Wine Club

  • The Pizza & Wine Club
Liz _JoySpring_Cal event.jpg

KYNETON

Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"

The tour start with a relaxed pizza-fest, at a great local family restaurant.

My tip is to come in early and hoe into your pizza/pasta of choice and then settle back for some music. with a nice glass of local wine.

With Damien Neil on guitar.

(FREE ENTRY)

For all reservations call (03) 54 226 007

http://www.pizzaandwineclub.com.au/


 
Aug
17
8:00 pm20:00

Lucky Strike Lounge

  • Lucky Strike Lounge

A very special intimate evening with this spellbinding singer/songwriter bass player.

Always a luminous and generous presence, Liz possesses that unique ability to hold an audience fondly in the palm of her hand.

Liz will by accompanied on guitar and vocals by Pete Fidler.

“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 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

http://lizfrencham.com/

Dinner Show – Bookings Essential 5345 3308

 

www.luckystrikelounge.com.au