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Doors 6.30pm

Show 7pm

TIX $30 full/$25 Concession (Under 16 FREE)

Yummy homemade food available for cash purchase

Responsible BYO

Much loved Australian songwriter Fred Smith and 2022 Australian Folk Music Awards Artist of the Year is coming to Navigate Arts! 

Featuring some of Fred’s favourite musicians Matt Nightingale and Jacqui Bradley. 

    Fred Smith live is honestly one of the best things you will see in your life!

    Fred Smith will be playing songs from his rich back catalogue and his brand-new album Look. A departure from his recent output on Afghanistan, this album is full of wry musings about the ordinary stuff and the world we live in: the speed of modern life, love, isolation, and the internet as we homo sapiens continue to lurch onwards from crisis to crisis. The recording offers a nice blend of mirth, meaning and melody. It would fit well in your kitchen.

    Have a listen:

    About Fred Smith

    Fred Smith blends tunes you can whistle with stories you will remember. His songs are subtle, wry and perceptive. He is a favourite on the Australian festival circuit, loved for his wry worldly wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale.

    You will be moved and entertained by the songs and stories of Australia’s finest contemporary balladeer.

    …media responses

    “Fred Smith is simply the best folk/country musician working in this country…beyond writing some of the finest songs about Australians at war, he has created a repertoire that is wry, literate, witty, powerfully emotional and insightful.” Bruce Elder, SMH.

    “Fred Smith is one of this country's most literate, humorous, intelligent and empathic songwriters.” Warwick McFadyen , the Sunday Age

    “ 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 his character-driven songs.”

    John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

    Youtube links:

    Australian Story Documentary:

    (1) Fred Smith's Folk Channel - YouTube

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