Fred Smith Nov 19th 2017 2PM

$25.00 $22.00

Over the last 15 years Fred Smith has emerged as one of Australia’s most interesting songwriters.


“It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith. This remarkable singer-songwriter – who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen – keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums. In tune with the times and prepared to reach beyond predictable folk formats, he is endlessly innovative and creative.” Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald


In July 2009, Fred was the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.Whilst in Afghanistan, Fred wrote a collection of powerful songs about his experiences and the realities of life for soldiers in this difficult war. These songs were released in 2011on an album called “Dust of Uruzgan”. The album won featured reviews and front pages in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Melbourne Age.


“ . . the music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line… raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears.” John Huxley, Sydney Morning Herald


“In a world full of vacuous songs, Fred’s is an incredibly strong body of work” John Schumann


Support: Mat Brooker
Mat has embraced a world fusion style with his nylon string guitar playing, drawing strong influence from the passion & excitement of flamenco, a touch of easy joy from Cuba, elements of European classical & the take-no-prisoners attack of punk rock.


“Ocean City Sounds” is Mat’s second album and was inspired by the depth, movement, calm & urgency of the nearby Pacific Ocean. Mat played acoustic guitar, percussion, electric bass & upright bass on the album.




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