​Fred Smith's 'Great' CD launch tour - blog post image

​Fred Smith's 'Great' CD launch tour

Double album, double trouble! Renowned Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith's new double album 'Great' is a rollicking hayride through American history, politics and pathologies. Be sure to catch Smith live @ Kindlehill School Performance Space (Wentworth Falls),  on Saturday 17th Feb 2018. Doors Open 6:45pm.

From spending four years in America, working cruise ships and touring the Eisenhower interstate system, to working alongside American soldiers in southern Afghanistan. Smith's musical musings come with a lot of knowledge and experience.

With the USA deeply divided, Fred Smith has returned from the dust of Uruzgan to revisit his fascination for all things American in ‘Great’.

‘Great’ is the perfect balance of brilliant balladry with some raucous piss taking, while bringing to the fore Smith’s reverence and comprehension of American music and mythology.

Smith’s lead single, ‘What Could Go Wrong’, lampoons the contradictions in the Trump platform while celebrating the mix of ebullience and bald faced egotism that makes it impossible to take one's eyes off Donald J Trump.

So what's an Australian songwriter doing writing American stories? "Fair question" says Fred. "Like most of us, I grew up steeped in American culture: writers from O'Henry to Steinbeck, television from CHiPS to the A-Team, and 20th Century America produced musical stylings so sublime they have become universal mediums of musical expression."

On the night, Fred will be accompanied by Matt Nightingale on double bass, and one other eminent sideman.

" of our finest lyricists...he shows true mastery of crafting melodies and marrying them to the words without recourse to a shotgun. Add his natural wit, keen powers of observation, unassuming delivery and understated accompaniment and he effortlessly draws you into the world of each of these character-driven songs." – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

Fusion Boutique presents,

Fred Smith 'Great' CD Launch Tour @ Kindlehill School Performance Space, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains, Sat 17th February 2018.

Doors Open 6:45pm. Show Starts 7:30pm.

8 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW 2782.

For ticket pricing/bookings & more info head to

The performance space has disabled access and disabled facilities.

Kindlehill Auditorium is a family friendly venue! *Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.

***Light meals, sweets and refreshments available on the night from Bliss Beat Curries pre-show and during intermission located at the main entrance to the performance space.

General Admission. Theatre Style circular seating with cushions in this unique performance space.

This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!

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