Liz Frencham

A girl and a double bass.

A girl and a double bass.

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Frencham Smith @ Albert Park

  • Albert Park Yacht Club Aquatic Drive, Albert Park Lake Melbourne, VIC Australia (map)

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.”

Later Event: November 16
Frencham Smith @ Geelong