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Frances Madden & Band – Practical Magic


Sat 24 Mar 2018, 8:30pm–11:15pm

Where: The Basement, 7 Maquarie Place, Circular Quay, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $30.00
  • Dinner & Show: $90.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: harrisehk

The Basement is delighted 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 102.5FM.

The show takes its title from Frances’ whimsical 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 jazz musicians.

Carl Dewhurst: Guitars
Brett Hirst: Double & electric bass
Tim Geldens: Drums
Jason Bruer: Saxophone
Ray Cassar: Trumpet & fluegelhorn
Borbala 'Bobo' Bodonyi: Backing vocals

Doors open at 7pm for dinner. The show begins at 8:30pm and finishes around 11pm.

Let yourself be spellbound! Bookings highly recommended.