Liz Frencham used to be in a band called Jigzag.  someone just asked me about them today (that could have been months ago, since you're not reading this today).  For ten years she pretty much just played with Greg and Caroline.  Since then she's playing with pretty much everyone, especially in her ongoing duet project "you & me".  She records (and later, when it's convenient, performs) duets with people she loves.  could be one of her songs, or one of theirs, or just one they love.  she's recorded dozens of them, with friends and family and famous people and should-be-famous people.  At colbourne ave she'll be launching volume 2 and volume 3, with as many special duet guests as sydney can provide.

Come and celebrate another much needed injection of spring enthusiasm with Liz on her 2013 "Joy Spring Tour"
Accompanied by
Damien Neil on guitar
Nick Southcott on piano
Tim Bradley on Drums
Liz Frencham
Liz is a rare bird. Always a warm, exuberant performer known for multiple successful collaborations (FrenchamSmith, Jigzag and Dev'lish Mary) she is also a captivating soloist. 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. Liz will be accompanied by Damien Neil on guitar.
Paul Greene
Having played with a diverse range of the world's most respected musicians including Ani DiFranco, Patty Griffin and Alvin Youngblood-Hart to name but a few, Greene is no stranger to eloquent songwriting from the heart.  "Greene's genuine songwriting stands above all else." : the Newcastle Herald.

Fred Smith and Liz Frencham will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their album Into My Room.

It'll be valentine's day.

Now, you and I both know that Valentine's Day is a creation of the Hallmark stationery company. But we also know that positing that fact as an excuse for ignoring it simply won't wash with your significant other. You're going to have to come up with something romantic to do that night, and do we have a bargain for you:

Fred and Liz have lined up Barney Wakeford to play with us. He tickled the ivories on the Into My Room album and they will be covering every song from that recording and playing a few others on the night. Bring a picnic dinner or dine beforehand on Glebe Point Road. Booking details below, but do get in quick as there are only 90 tickets.

album details here :

book online here :


"I went to the Jimmy The Fish Troubadour concert at this year’s National Folk Festival on the strength of Frencham’s reputation alone. What I discovered was lovely laidback show showcasing some beautiful bluegrass-tinged folk songs. Liz Frencham is joined in Jimmy The Fish by Robbie Long (Mic Conway, The Lawnmowers) and Pete Fidler (Bluestone Junction, The Somervilles, Bill Jackson) but rather than it being just a folk-festival-supergroup, the band have created a sound that will appeal to fans both new and established.

Fidler’s slide guitar is by far the most distinguishing feature of Jimmy The Fish, giving the band their bluegrass/country feel. Add to this Robbie Long’s expert guitar skills and Liz Frencham’s smooth voice and bass and the group really comes together."

~Timber & Steel folk music blog 2011

It's Liz Frencham, totally solo.

Since Jigzag's huge final show at Notes last year Liz hasn't played her own songs in Sydney.  Bring your wine and chocolate for a night of heart-warming songs and that most rare and beautiful thing, a girl standing alone with a double bass, singing.  This will be a preview of Liz's new solo album (recorded but not mastered), and a small peak into next years "you & me vol 2".

Stripped back, irreverent and shameless, Mic Conway of the legendary
"Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band" and the infamous "Mic Conway's National
Junk Band
" has teamed up with one of Australia's finest guitarists and
driest wits - Robbie Long. From Darwin Festival to Melbourne Cabaret
Festival, it's a circus of comedy, magic and music - idiosyncratic songs
that will make your jaw drop, toes tap and sides split. Featuring some
Matchbox favourites like “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” and an
hilarious version of Tom Lehrer's classic, "Masochism Tango".
They have been in the studio during winter, cooking up a duo album.

The lovely Liz Frencham will be opening the evening ... peforming her
gorgeous serenades.
See Mic and Liz dueting "Paper Moon" :

Liz Frencham / Caroline Trengove / Greg Bryce with Nick Southcott & Simon Pitchers.  It's an album-recording rent party - Liz says:
We've been in the studio all week recording a large chunk of album #5 which we've been working up live over the past year. All was well 'til we smashed open the piggy bank and only a couple of sad five cent coins rolled dejectedly around the table top.
So we need your help. We've arranged a fund raising concert (to keep the project running) next wed in Sydney. We'll be playing a whole evenings worth of Jigzag music in return for a suggested donation of something like $20.

The third in our series of bands led by bass players:

Possibly Australia's best female double bass player, with heartwrenching songs and a voice like honey. Now working in Melbourne, Liz will be joined by local pianist Nick Southcott and Newcastle guitarist Robbie Long (current Australian flat-pick guitar champion) for an evening of stupendous revelations and unearthly delights.

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