FRANCES MADDEN AND BAND 'FEELING GOOD' TOUR 2017
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Described as 'Australia's rising star of jazz and blues' by Sydney’s Fine Music 102.5 FM, The Basement is delighted to welcome back singer, piano player and songwriter Frances Madden.
This performance kicks off an eight-show East Coast tour for Frances in which includes Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart and 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. Her music is jazz oriented but able to be enjoyed by a broad 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". Her first studio album If This Were a Dream debuted at #5 on the ARIA Jazz charts.
Frances performs at festivals, clubs and venues around Australia. Her 'Jazz Blues & Classics' show sells out every time she plays it here at The Basement. In the past twelve months, Frances has headlined at the JZ Club in Shanghai, drawn a crowd of over 1,500 people at Manly Jazz and supported the legendary Dionne Warwick as well as Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter in their recent Australian shows. She also released a live album recorded here at The Basement.
Frances' eight-piece band for this show at The Basement will feature some of Australia's leading jazz musicians. The line-up includes:
Frances Madden: Vocals & piano
Peter Koopman: Guitar
Brett Hirst: Double & electric bass
Tim Geldens: Drums
Jason Bruer: Saxophone
Ray Cassar: Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Borbala 'Bobo' Bodonyi: Backing vocals
Lauren Harrison: Backing vocals
Frances says "I'm really looking forward to being back at The Basement to perform some new tunes and some old favourites. We'll be doing a mix of jazz, blues & ballads including some original tunes together with our interpretation of timeless classics. There will be a variety of tempos and arrangements, some beautiful harmonies and also some clever improvisation from this great band. And of course, we'll do our unique take on Nina Simone's classic 'Feeling Good' in the spirt of our East Coast tour. There will be something for everyone so bring along some friends and we promise to make it an evening you'll enjoy."
Frances Madden & Band, Sat. 23 September, 2017. Show commences at 9.00pm sharp. Doors 7.30pm, Dinner from 8.00pm. GA: $30 + booking fee and Dinner & Show $90+. Advance bookings highly recommended.
Dinner & Show tickets include entry, seating and 2 course meal.
Dinner & Show tickets are only available via Moshtix.
Some Dinner & Show Bookings may be on a shared table. Please let us know at the time of the booking as a special request should you prefer not to share, and subject to availability we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Note it is not possible to join ticket holders together across ticket groups (meaning A Reserve ticket holders cannot sit with B Reserve etc).
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 8.30PM
SET TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FROM SHOW TO SHOW
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night.
All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
The Basement has very limited accessibility for patrons with disabilities, however please contact the venue to ensure there is adequate availability for you to enjoy the show comfortably and they can advise on the recommended seating options.
RESTAURANT (GREEN ROOM BAR)
RESTAURANT HOURS ARE DEPENDENT ON SHOW
Please call The Basement to confirm opening times - (02) 9251 2797
SEATING MAP FOR DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
Please Note: tables cannot be joined together. Please ensure everyone you intend to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Unfortunately, Dinner & Show bookings are for a minimum of 2 people.
Specific table reservation is not available for this performance. It is the venue's decision as to which table you will be allocated. Whilst the venue would love to give everyone their preferred seats, it is not always possible. We ask that you respect this decision and enjoy the performance.