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Frances Madden & Band at Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

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She has been described as "Australia's rising star of jazz and blues" by Sydney radio station Fine Music 102.5 FM and The Doo-Bop Jazz Club welcomes singer and piano player Frances Madden with her band for her Brisbane debut.

It has been a busy time for Frances. In the past year, she has supported the legendary Dionne Warwick and also Grammy Award-winner Gregory Porter in their Sydney concerts and headlined at the JZ Club in Shanghai. She also attracted capacity crowds to her shows at The Basement in Sydney as well as her performances at the Manly and Devonport Jazz Festivals. Sydney radio station Fine Music 102.5 FM announced Frances as their Stefan Kruger Award winner for 2017.

Her two Brisbane shows on Friday 27 and Saturday 28th of October are part of an East Coast tour that also takes in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and finishes at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival.

Frances captivates her audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence along with a voice and style that are uniquely her own. Audiences can expect Frances' own original tunes – irresistible swing, beautiful ballads and smokey blues – alongside her popular renditions of all-time classics.

"I'm really looking forward to the tour. We'll be doing a mix of jazz, blues & ballads including some of my original tunes together with our interpretation of timeless classics. There will be a variety of tempos and new arrangements, some beautiful harmonies and also some clever improvisation from great musicians in the band. There will be something for everyone and of course, we'll be giving some special love to Nina Simone's classic 'Feeling Good' in each show" said Frances.

Whilst Frances has won praise for her interpretation of timeless classics, it is her own original songs which have made her music popular with a wider audience. As James Morrison put it "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."

As well as Frances on vocals and piano, her six-piece band for the Brisbane show includes a mix of Brisbane and Sydney's most talented jazz musicians.

Frances Madden and band will perform at The Doo_Bop Jazz Club on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2017. The show commences at 7.30pm sharp. Doors open for dinner from 6.30pm .

The price is GA: $30 booking fee and Dinner & Show $58. Advance bookings highly recommended

To make a booking, please visit

For more information on Frances Madden, please visit






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    When: 27 & 28 October, 2017, 7.30pm
    Where: Doo-Bop Jazz Club, 101 Edward Street, Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
    Cost: From $30 pp
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