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Frances Madden & Band

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Fri 13 Aug 2021
Parking Available, Toilet on Site, Disabled Facilities
Event will continue in wet weather
One of Australia's most talented young singer-songwriters & piano players, Frances Madden, and her all-star band present her 'Beautiful World' Show, featuring music from her latest album of that name, released by ABC Music.

A year in the making, the Beautiful World album was produced by ARIA Award winning maestro Chong Lim AM (John Farnham, Olivia Newton John). According to Chong, ‘the wonderful original songs on this new crossover album have the potential to influence the mainstream music scene’.

This performance will also feature a selection of unique covers and classics arranged by Frances. She will be backed by a seven-piece all-star band featuring some of Australia’s most talented musicians including one of the Mountain’s very own*! As well as Frances on vocals and piano, the show will feature:

Carl Dewhurst - guitar
Brett Hirst* - double bass
Tim Geldens - drums
Ray Cassar - trumpet and Hammond organ
Karl Laskowski - tenor saxophone
Borbala Bodonyi - backing vocals
Jo Fabro - backing vocals

This will be Frances’ only feature show in the Mountains for this year, so book early to ensure your seat at this very special event.

* “Frances has a wonderful feeling for jazz and blues standards but what makes her a real stand-out are her original songs and unique style.” Jazz Legend, James Morrison

* “Only a vastly talented songwriter produces such works . . . and when she chose to open out, she played jazz piano with authentic brilliance” Eric Myers / The Australian

* “Frances brought in a capacity crowd and thrilled the house with her special mix of swing, ballads and blues. Catch her here in Australia before the USA steals her away from us”. Dominique Robinson / Co-owner, The Basement, Sydney.

Frances plays to full houses at leading jazz venues and festivals around Australia. She has supported touring international artists including Dionne Warwick and Grammy-Award winner Gregory Porter as well as headlining at the acclaimed JZ Club in Shanghai. Her first studio album If this were a dream went to #5 on the ARIA Jazz Charts. Her album Live at the Basement has sold out multiple pressings.

While it has a nod to her jazz roots, Beautiful World also appeals to Frances’ growing adult contemporary following in Australia and overseas – the album will also be released by Universal Music in Japan in late 2021.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
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