Frances’ original songs, whether up-tempo swing, blues or ballads, have a natural fresh quality and universal charm that connects with her growing audience. Her distinctive interpretation of classics and jazz standards often goes beyond genre, reinforcing both her unique sound and a broad ‘adult contemporary’ appeal.
Frances regularly performs with her band at Sydney’s leading jazz venues and she has also held residencies at the Park Hyatt, the Sofitel Wentworth and the Star Casino amongst others. Her band includes some of Australia’s finest up-and-coming young jazz musicians including 2014 Wangaratta Festival finalist Peter Koopman on guitar, James Heazlewood-Dale on double bass and Tim Geldens on drums. They attracted and thrilled a large crowd at the recent Manly Jazz Festival.
Frances grew up listening to Diana Krall, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy and Ella Fitzgerald who she acknowledges amongst her influences. She studied classical piano while at school, later moving to contemporary music and jazz, and taking up singing after she finished. She then completed a Degree in Music Performance at the Australian Institute of Music.
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Other tracks by Frances Madden: If This Were A Dream
|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Hornsby|
|Taken From The Release Titled||If This Were A Dream|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Frances Madden|
|Media Servicing Date||2014-11-17|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.francesmadden.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/francesmaddenmusic|
|Online Store Page 1||http://www.wjo.com.au|
|Online Store Page 2||http://www.francesmadden.com|