GENRES: Country, Alt-Country, Folk, Alternative
YEARS ACTIVE: 2011-present
Equal parts hills hoist, sponge cake and show pony, Fanny Lumsden sings it how it is. Hailing from a farm in western NSW and now based in Sydney’s Surry Hills, Fanny combines classic country songwriting with sass and honesty. With her band ‘The Thrillseekers’, made up of some of Sydney’s finest musicians, she tours regional country halls and inner-city music venues with the same charm and energy.
Fanny and the boys tour relentlessly with 60 shows in the first three months of 2015 and have taken the stage at the Sydney Festival, VIVID Festival, Man From Snowy River Bush Festival, Peats Ridge, Darwin Festival and more, including a very successful 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival. They’ve supported much-loved artists the Davidson Brothers, Adam Harvey, The McClymonts, The Pigs, Mustered Courage, Henry Wagons, Marlon Williams, Del Barber (CAN) just to name a few, and seen people drive for hundreds of Km’s to catch their successful Annual Country Halls Tour through regional NSW and Victoria.
In September of 2015 Fanny released her debut album Small Town Big Shot, produced by Matt Fell and crowd-funded through Pozible. It’s been named by the AU Review as one of the 15 most anticipated albums of 2015 and by influential folk/country blog Timber and Steel as one of the top 10 bands to watch for 2015. Small Town Big Shot is a celebration of family and life in regional Australia. The musicianship of the album is central, featuring pedal steel of the great Dan Dugmore (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt), Fiddle by ex-pat Luke Moller, backing vocals by MAPLES and the fine skills of the Thrillseekers – Dan Stanley Freeman, Benjamin Corbett, Preston Peachey and Adrian Leighton.