Fred Smith

3pm, Sunday 23rd November 2014

Fred Smith
Publicity Material

Poster (PDFJPG)
Leaflet (PDF - 3up) 

Fred Smith is without question one of Australia's best songwriters and every time he has come to Humph Hall it has, not surprisingly, been to a capacity audience. With over 9,000 viewings this clip of his song 'Sapper's Lullaby' is by far the most popular Humph Hall video clip I've uploaded.

On this occasion Fred will be once again 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 and the Spooky Men's Chorale.

On 7th October 2013 he featured on ABC TV's 'Australian Story'.

Liz Frencham is a stunning performer in her own right. A luminous presence, armed with a double-bass and a smile, oozing cheeky Rickie Lee spontaneity and Joni-style honesty, wrapped in gentle Norah Jones soul.

The two of them together is magic! :-)

Visit Fred Smith's web site. Visit Liz Frencham's web site.

"The music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line . . . raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears."  John Huxley, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2011

"In a world full of vacuous songs, Fred's is an incredibly strong body of work."  John Schumann

"An exceptional songwriter and certainly the equal of Bogle, Walker and Schumann." 
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald 'Review of the Week' August 2011

View full photo album of the concert.


Posted by Cherry Manfield on
Fabulous sound!!

Soft warm 'acoustic'!! :-)
Posted by Max Prince on
The concert in Humph Hall on Sunday 23 November 2014 was a glorious performance. Fred Smith writes amazing original pieces, presents them with a fabulous sense of humour, performs with gusto and sings in a very heartfelt way. The concert included Liz Frencham. She accompanied Fred with her instrument and voice in such a lovely way. Then she also sang some songs also with a great sense of humour. Having seen both these performers in Humph Hall before, I was more than happy to drive the ninety kilometres from my home to Humph Hall so that I could enjoy what I knew was going to be, and what my attendance proved to be, a fabulous concert. If Winnie the Pooh had attended he would not have gone "Humph!" he would have screamed "Brilliant!" Please come back next year Fred.
Posted by theresa barnes on
We thoroughly enjoyed the concert with Fred and Liz. Fred's songs are always evocative and personal, sharing his experiences both in a harsh world and private life. Liz complements his performance with humour and an acute ear.
A smaller venue like Humph Hall is able to create a personal and intimate performance not experienced at larger stages. We look forward to attending many more concerts of theirs and other musicians.
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