Fred Smith returns to Tilley’s after three years of touring on the North American circuit to launch his new CD “Texas”. “Smith is a superb songwriter with a wry sense of humour and a wonderful eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life” – Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2007.
Fred Smith is one of Australia’s most remarkable contemporary songwriters. He is the subject of a documentary film Bougainville Sky about his involvement in peace-keeping operations in the war-torn islands of the South Pacific where his work as a musician and radio broadcaster contributed to the success of the world’s first ever unarmed peace-keeping force.
Smith’s songs range from the deeply affecting, to the astringently observant, to the rousing sing-a-long. He has a perceptive eye for modern life, its foibles and joys, and an ability to express this in song. His live performances have earned descriptions from “Australia’s answer to Billy Bragg” to “Loudon Wainwright meets Noel Coward”.
Fred will be taking to the Tilley’s stage with his four piece band.
[ED – Confirmed Whiff of Doom supporting and pre-sale tickets for the saturday show have already sold out. A second show has been announced for the Sunday – see the comments for details]