Monday, August 06, 2012


As soon as the beautiful sound of the piano is joined together with the warmth of her northern voice, you are left in no doubt, that the debut EP from Yorkshire-born singer-songwriter Fran Smith is going to be something very special, that opinion continues until the final note has been played. Each of the four tracks compliment each other superbly, from lyrics which paint vivid pictures equivalent to a Monet masterpiece, through to the touching, poetic and realistic roller-coaster of emotions within romantic attachments, all are wrapped up in a delivery and feel which can bring a tear to the eye, or a wry smile in the space of a line of lyrics. After listening to the four tracks, it is easy to understand why Boo Hewerdine, Theo Gilmore, Karine Polwart and Po'Girl have all asked Fran to open up their shows. In these hard economic times, if you only buy one CD this year, this has to be the one! OFFICIAL WEBSITE