Following 2 sell-out shows last month, Foundry 616 is delighted to again welcome back one of Australia’s most talented young singer-songwriters and piano players for a third show on Saturday 31 July 2021.
Frances and her band will present her Beautiful World Show, featuring music from her album of that name, recently released by ABC Music.
“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.” -- James Morrison / jazz legend
“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 a capacity crowd and thrilled the house with her special mix of swing, ballads, and blues. Catch her here before the USA steals her away”– Dominique Robinson / Owner, The Basement
A year in the making, the Beautiful World album was produced by ARIA Award-winning maestro Chong Lim AM (John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John). Frances received five nominations at this years Australian Songwriters' Association Awards for tracks on the album. This performance at Foundry 616 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!
Carl Dewhurst on guitars
Brett Hirst on double bass
Tim Geldens on drums
Ray Cassar on trumpet and Hammond B3
Mark Taylor on tenor saxophone
Borbala Bodonyi & Jo Fabro on backing vocals
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. Beautiful World will be released by Universal Music in Japan later this year.
This event takes place in a Covid-Safe venue with a Covid-Safe plan.