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Described by the ABC’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 some time. She’s been selling out jazz and blues clubs around the country so we’re excited she’s back here at The Basement.
It's hard to convey Frances' unique sound and magic on stage unless you've seen her perform. If you can imagine a triangle with Diana Krall, Norah Jones and Edith Piaf at the points, then Frances is the area in between. Except that her voice and style is uniquely her own. She is also a warm and talented composer so when she performs her own swinging tunes and beautiful ballads, they merge seamlessly with the timeless classics she covers. 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, Presenter of Jazz Vibes on Fine Music 102.5 FM said "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."
Frances will be performing with a seven piece band which includes renown Sydney sax player Jason Bruer on tenor as well as some of the most talented young musos around town. Frances says "we have a wonderful show planned for The Basement which includes some swing, some ballads, some blues, some Bacharach and maybe a little R&B to finish the night. We'll be performing songs from the album as well as a selection of classics and standards. There will be something for everyone, so come along for dinner, bring some friends and we promise it will be an evening to enjoy."
Frances' album If this Were a Dream debuted at #5 on the ARIA Jazz Album chart. John McBeath, Jazz Critic for 'The Australian' newspaper said "the new album by Frances Madden impressed me more than most debut albums do. Frances has an individual expressive ability, a musical professionalism, a good feel for swing in jazz and she plays fine piano." Don't miss this chance to catch Frances and her band here at The Basement!
General Admission ticket buyers have an added option of purchasing The Basement's Plate & Glass deal on the following booking page.
The Plate & Glass deal 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
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.