Frazey Ford first became known to UK audiences with her role as a founding member of the beloved Canadian alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas. Revered for her soulful voice, captivating live show, and immersive lyrical storytelling she is returning with her first new original music in five years with her new album U Kin B the Sun due out Feb 2020.
In 2010, Frazey launched her solo career with her debut album Obadiah on Nettwerk Records. In October 2014 Frazey returned with her second album, Indian Ocean - a lush album filled with songs about love, contrition and being bold. Part of what gives Indian Ocean its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the famous singer's instrumental Memphis soul sound. Critics deemed Indian Ocean one of the top releases of 2014 calling it an acclaimed country soul gem The record made the Polaris Prize long list, was voted 6 out of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times, London, UK and was nominated for a Juno Award. Frazey’s video for her song Done has over 1.5 million views on YouTube and was premiered on NPR’s First Look platform.
Frazey is now signed to the Arts & Crafts label in Canada. She has been receiving rave reviews for her first single and video from the new album for her soulful activism anthem The Kids Are Having None of It.
“….the way Frazey Ford works as a singer and songwriter who can pack a wealth of heartbreak, forbearance and rapture into the smallest intimations, and even into the spaces in between them.” John Mulvey, UNCUT UK
“It’s hard to think of another singer who suggests Dolly Parton, Ann Peebles and Feist. She phrases intuitively, waiting on a word and then drawing it out, and turns good lyrics to oatmeal, adding strange new colors to vowels, making whole syllables vanish.” - The New York Times
There is an extensive seating area at the venue, though the performance area itself is largely standing.