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Let yourself be spellbound

The Basement is delighted to announce the return of one of Australia's classiest performers and most talented young songwriters with her latest show 'Practical Magic'.

"I'm really looking forward to performing some brand-new material and I hope you love it as much as I do. We'll be working a crop of new songs into our mix of swing, blues and ballads."

Frances' first show in Sydney for 2018 comes on the back of a successful year, including a fruitful songwriting trip to Nashville, appearing with the legendary Dionne Warwick, recording with Melbourne producer Chong Lim and a sold-out eight show Australian tour of her 'Jazz Blues & Classics' show.

"Frances has a wonderful feeling for jazz and blues standards but what makes her a real stand-out are her original songs and her unique style." James Morrison

Frances captivates her audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence together with a voice and style that are uniquely hers. When she performs her own swinging tunes, beautiful ballads or smokey blues, they merge seamlessly with the timeless classics she interprets. Frances' original songs have the power to touch and move people. Her music is both ageless and contemporary.

"Frances' music is a river of original and heartfelt material, truly a creative force not just in the jazz idiom, but as a genuine contemporary songwriter." Matt Bailey, Fine Music 102.5 FM

The show takes its title from Frances' whimsical tune of the same name. In addition to Frances on piano and vocals, the line-up for the show includes some of Australia's finest jazz musicians - Carl Dewhurst on guitar; Brett Hirst on double & electric bass; Tim Geldens on drums; Jason Bruer on saxophone; and Ray Cassar on trumpet & fluegelhorn with backing vocals by Borbala 'Bobo' Bodonyi.

Doors open at 7pm for dinner. The show begins at 8.30pm and finishes around 11pm. Let yourself be spellbound. Bookings highly recommended.

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    When: Saturday 24 March, 8.30pm
    Phone: 1300 438 849
    Where: The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Sydney NSW Australia 2000
    Cost: $30 plus booking for GA and $90 plus booking for dinner
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