Fred Smith SE Qld Tour

Fred Smith-southern Queensland tour March 2015
 
Fred Smith will be playing two feature shows in southern Queensland this month.
On Saturday 28 March he will be launching his new album Home at the West End Sessions in Brisbane. Home is a collection of songs, some funny, some  sad, about coming home and calming down.
On Thursday 26 March, at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Fred will be presenting songs from the acclaimed album Dust of Uruzgan in a show complemented by a stunning series of projected photographs from Afghanistan.
Fred will also be playing house concerts in Maleny and Landers Shoot.
Details follow. Reviews below.
 
Saturday 28 March
HOME – Brisbane CD Launch
The West End Sessions
West End Uniting Church
Cnr Vulture & Sussex Sts
West End, Brisbane
Doors open: 7.30pm; Concert: 8pm-10pm
Tickets:
Presale (online only): $20/18
At door: $25/20.
 
Thursday 26 March
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Dust of Uruzgan
22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra QLD 4551
Dust of Uruzgan
7pm doors for 7.30pm
Tickets $15
Friday 27 March
House concert, Landers Shoot
6pm for a share dinner – please bring a contribution for the curry table
SHOW STARTS 7.30PM
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL PLEASE BY 20 MARCH
$20 per person
Phone or text Jude 0408459798 email: judith.venn@optusnet.com.au
Sunday 29 March from 2pm.
Goodwills’ House Concert, Maleny Qld Featuring Fred Smith
Tickets: $15/$12 concession. Afternoon tea/coffee/cakes will be available.
Bookings essential – To book and obtain directions, please email Laurel at goodwills@ozemail.com.au or ph 07 5435 2333 .
Goodwills’ Music functions are sponsored by Queensland Folk Federation.
About Home:
“….Given its potency, his previous Dust Of Uruzgan Opus (about his time in Afghanistan) was a hard act to follow and he has responded by shrinking the horizon of his writing back to the foibles and joys of home life. But Smith loves surprises, so he opens with Ellie May a gripping narrative set in the American Civil War…..Beautiful Girl is an exquisite miniature about his new daughter, while the haunting Out There deals with the fragility of love…..most (songs) are exceptional, capped by Smith’s guiless and often surprisingly affecting voice….” John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald – Jan. 2015
 
About Dust of Uruzgan:
“A great work of art, a great suite of songs…an amazing thing if you get to see him perform it in concert”
Richard Glover, Drive, ABC 702 Sydney
“An exceptional songwriter and certainly the equal of Bogle, Walker and Schumann… a cycle of songs that are raw, remarkably honest and suitably ambivalent about the nature of war… a collection of songs that offers an intimate perspective on the war in Afghanistan.”
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald ‘Review of the Week’
“… 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,
finely observed snapshots of a harsh, sad and funny reality, laced with an optimism that is probably the mark of the man…In concert he has a knack for balancing drama and humour …towering artistic achievement”  John Shand Sydney Morning Herald, November 2013
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