FRANCES MADDEN & BAND - JAZZ, BLUES & CLASSICS SHOW
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She is Australia’s rising star of jazz and blues and her sophisticated mix of swing and ballads has been enchanting audiences around the country. Following up two previous sell-out performances here at The Basement, we’re thrilled to have the talented Frances Madden back with her Jazz, Blues & Classics show.
Described by ABC Jazz's Mal Stanley as a talented young vocalist and pianist and 'one to watch', Frances is one of the classiest young entertainers Australia has produced in recent times. While she's been compared to Diana Krall and Norah jones, Frances captivates her audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence together with a voice and style that is uniquely her own. She is also a talented and engaging original composer so when she performs her own swinging tunes, smokey blues and beautiful ballads, they merge seamlessly with the timeless classics she reinterprets.
As jazz legend 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". Matt Bailey from Sydney's Fine Music 102.5 FM said "Frances' music is a river of original and heartfelt material, a truly creative force not just in the jazz idiom but also as a genuine contemporary songwriter."
Frances will perform at The Basement as part of her eight piece band. As well as Frances on vocals and piano, the line-up for the show features acclaimed Sydney saxophone player Jason Bruer alongside some of Australia's most talented jazz musicians.
Frances says "We have a wonderful show planned for The Basement. We'll be playing some original swing and blues as well as our unique take on some timeless classics. We'll also be doing some ballads, some bossa and some Bacharach for you. We'll be 'road testing' some great new material for our next album. There will be something for everyone, so bring along some friends for dinner and we promise to make it an evening that you'll enjoy."
Frances' debut album If This Were a Dream went to #5 on the ARIA jazz charts, establishing her as a fresh new presence in the Australian adult contemporary music scene. She is an active supporter of charities and her 2016 commitments include Tour de Cure along with Shine at the House (UN Autism Awareness Day at Sydney Opera house).
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass meal includes one meal option with one glass of selected wine which will be made available at the Green Room Bar from the time doors open through to 10:30pm.
Plate and Glass meal and wine options are listed on the following booking page.
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).
Standard and Premium Beverage Packages are available by exclusive table service to Dinner & Show Ticket Holders for 3 hours from Doors. Beverage packages are available for purchase on the following booking page. *RSA and conditions apply
DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9:00PM
DINNER SERVICE: 8:00PM-9:00PM
FIRST SET: 9:00PM-9:50PM
SECOND SET: 10:20PM-11:10PM
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.