FRANCES MADDEN: PRACTICAL MAGIC
The Basement is delighted to announce the return of one of Australia’s classiest performers and most talented young song writers 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 song writing 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' original 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 musicians.
Carl Dewhurst: Guitars
Brett Hirst: Double & electric bass
Tim Geldens: Drums
Jason Bruer: Saxophone
Ray Cassar: Trumpet & fluegelhorn
Borbala 'Bobo' Bodonyi: Backing vocals
Let yourself be spellbound. Doors open at 7:30pm for dinner. The show begins at 9.00pm and finishes around 11:30pm.
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 7.30PM
MUSIC STARTS AFTER DINNER SERVICE, AROUND 9.00PM
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.
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.