Liz Frencham 24

@fearlessflight2014 

Trentham VIC 3458 Australia   Jan 2014

www.lizfrencham.com  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Punch Brothers, Radiohead, Glen Hansard, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Lawson, Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega, Edgar Meyer, James Taylor, Billie Holiday, Iron & Wine, Lake Street Dive, Ani DiFranco, Carole King, Ami Winehouse, Alison Krauss, Chris Thile, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Kate Bush, Doc Watson, Clare Bowditch, Neil Finn, John Hartford, Tuck & Patti, Jobim, Melody Gardot, Don Mac Glashan, Harry Connick Jnr, Dougie Maclean, Fionn Regan, John Martyn, Jonathan Coulton, Vince Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, Bjork, Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen, Lucie Thorne, P J Wolf, Nat King Cole, Sting, The Police, John Cleary, Parliament, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Chet Baker, Paul Kelly, Queen, Carl Pannuzzo, Anáis Mitchell, Scott Cook...

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BIO
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I'm a singer/double bassist who only writes songs during FAWM it seems. I live in a small falling down house in a cute little rural town in Central Victoria with my patient and talented husband. I make a living from music and if you like it enough to encourage me not to give up and get a day job then I invite you to show your support at https://lizfrencham.bandcamp.com .

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FAWM JOURNAL 2018
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21/01
I’m back. FAWM #4 cooooool. 😀

It’s busy as usual. I’ll be travelling interstate most weekends to tour the albums I played on last year and I’m pretty exhausted in general from a ridiculous 2017. But FAWM will always be a busy time for me, and it hasn’t stopped me from getting good things up in the past so I’m feeling really positive and hoping to get some stuff out of my soul and into some songs. I’m going to start with some left over fragments from previous sessions and try and hit the ground running.

23/01
COME ON!!! I'm ready but I gotta wait. Maybe a refresher course on Logic is what the doc ordered.

01/02
Was hoping to finish both lyrics and demo of a co-write outside of FAWM but packing for a ten day tour got in the way. Looks like it’s going to mainly lyrics only until halfway through feb, though I might get brave enough to post some dodgy iPhone live takes. I won’t have have my acoustic bass however. Frustrating start. 😏

05/02
Awake early on a hot QLD morning and just cruising around the site. Happy with posting 3 skirmish lyrics on the weekend and messing about with some challenges from the forums. Definitely feeling a lull in productivity from yesterday though, and missing my bass which I only get access to at the gigs at the moment. Poo.

08/02
8 no 10! songs up on the 8th day of feb, this is definitely a personal best but it’s only because I have only been posting lyrics. I just hope I can get all these demos finished and up in the one week I have at home next week. The ten by ten was fun!!

11/02
A FAWM win on day 11! Definitely a record for me. 😀 Yes- I know it’s only lyrics posted so far but a win is a win- I’m a WINNER. 🏆

22/02
Post bass disaster I'm going to grab some time to record something this afternoon... I hope...
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PHILOSOPHY ON COLLABORATING
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1. I’m a hopeless collaborator. Ask @zecoop! I have all the enthusiasm and intention but even if it’s my idea I may not get around to it in my limited time and I won’t pursue anything into March for my own mental health’s sake. So don’t get attached to me finishing something and say ‘no’ if I approach you, if it means you may get offended at my inability to complete.

2. I may drop out of contact due to touring weekend availability and internet access. Sorry!

3. Please don’t take things I’ve posted and use them in your art without consulting me. This happened with a lyric of mine last year and it shut me down me from finishing it myself and kinda upset me a little. If I don’t have a plan for something I’ll usually make that clear in my description. Yeah, I’m a bit precious. But this is my stuff and it takes vulnerability and trust to even share it with you before it’s finished.

4. If we do something together let’s keep talking. I’m open to everything that is polite and respectful. Any co-writes we may want to take further than February we can talk percentages and registration with performance and mechanical rights organisations when that becomes a thing.

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  • @aneil 7 weeks

    Ok now I found u I've got some listening to do.

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  8 weeks

    Thanks, you too!! (and on day 11!)

  • @cts  8 weeks

    Are you okay with this getting completed around mid-March?

  • @adnama17  8 weeks

    😀

  • @cts  8 weeks

    Okay, I'm just now getting home from work. I'll take a look/listen at what you have and we'll go from there!

  • @tan482  8 weeks

    Thanks for listening to my jig Liz! It was a pleasure to work with one of my FAWM heroes @mkd 😉

  • @cts  8 weeks

    Send it on to me and jelly will be made!

  • @cts  8 weeks

    Congrats on the win, Liz. And look - if it doesn't happen this FAWM, I'm cool with it. Hopefully at some point we'll get to do something. I'll continue to wait patiently for my turn! Hope all is well!

  • @majordanby  8 weeks

    Thanks so much for the recommend post! I love this place 😀

  • @cts  8 weeks

    The answer to that would be YES!! Oh, and congratulations on the win!

  • @adnama17  8 weeks

    No worries! 50/90 is just down the road!

  • @coolparadiso  8 weeks

    I understand. I listened to some of your album - very nice. Been your way many times. Ill try someone else

  • @coolparadiso  8 weeks

    Liz would you do the music and perform Goodbye? I think you liked it. And i love what you do! I had my young grandson here all weekend couldnt play music much so went skirmish crazy and have 16 songs to do music for and i am over commited on collaborations. However, everyone seems to want to hear music for Goodbye! And i guess it would be good by the 28th. Let us know!

  • @dani312 Feb 24

    Thanks for your generous comment on Once Again!! 😀

  • @defaultdave  Feb 22

    Get that no bass in a minute, will do one with and without a clicktrack 😀

  • @adnama17  Feb 22

    Yes! That's the one. Circles. 😁 I sent it to you again.

  • @repsurepa Feb 20

    Thank you so much! : ))) I'm glad I could make somekind of an impact this year as well.

  • @tjeff  Feb 18

    HI Liz, thanks for much for visiting and listening/commenting to Do You Want to Hold Me!! I appreciate your comments.

  • @tan482  Feb 18

    Thanks for listening, lovely! Hope you're able to get some of your own stuff up here too.. and when you do I can't wait to listen 😁 xoxo

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 18


    Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @dani312 Feb 18

    PS- I just saw my parents today and was SO close to showing it to them, but everything is still a bit raw and I think it might have been too much of a trigger. I will show them eventually...

  • @dani312 Feb 18

    So glad to see you’re back on here - up and running. I bet that whole bass experience will translate into a wonderful song (or wonderful inspiration).

  • @misterd Feb 17

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song ' same way the river flows ' . It's really amazing connecting with fellow musicians/ artists far & wide during FAWM . This is one of the best things about the internet . Cheers

  • @mikegtz  Feb 15

    Liz, thanks for coming over to listen to Two of Everything. Wonderful complements!

  • @srcoops Feb 15

    Thank you for your kind words regarding My Name Is Dad. So far, all my collaborations have not involved my sons. Maybe later.

  • @zecoop  Feb 15

    Just because you need to rock out right about now... Karl finished my song (and a friend added lead guitar)
    http://fawm.org/songs/78062/

  • @coolparadiso  Feb 14

    Thx for your nice comments on. No one gets out of here alive. It was a type of song i would like to do more of.

  • @benjo  Feb 14

    Hey thank you so much for your very kind words on my lyric
    Put it down means a lot to me

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 14

    I'm not sure I'll hit the finish line myself this year, but seeing my favorite FAWMers in there swinging (glance in mirror here) makes me want to rally as well!

  • @hamiltonpoolhall  Feb 14

    Thank you so much for your response to "Perfect Pitch"! And I'm beyond flattered by your post to the Recommended thread.

  • @mmmmarcus  Feb 12

    Thank you very much for the comment on my collab track with Colleen!

  • @leepat  Feb 12

    Well, i didnt mean it in a bad way. I probably only noticed it because i was thinking of using the line (and the toe). Besides, repetition and variation is how we get better (music), right?

  • @mikedebenham  Feb 11

    Hooray, congratulations on 14! Give me a shout when the demos go up. Looking forward to hearing you again.

  • @yam655 Feb 11

    Honestly, I'm surprised as many people are listening to all of my #actually-an-album postings as they are. I've finally embraced my lo-fi nature, so I have nothing preventing me from putting releases together, except the cover. My "First Fruits" album is up. I have a cover for "Lady Corner." It's just a matter of getting everything together. Once they're on BandCamp they're available as audio-only, and they have the tracks split for easier jumping around.

  • @yam655 Feb 11

    Congratulations on the win!

  • @tan482  Feb 11

    Thanks lovely! I love YOUR lyrics <3
    I love writing lyrics, just need to get better at putting them to music!

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 11

    thank you yeah, with some distance now i can see a kind of slackers carpe deum thing there, thanks

  • @metalfoot  Feb 10

    Yeah... But I am really close to my tipping point, time wise. I'll be largely coasting the rest of FAWM. Aiming to end in the high 40s or thereabouts.

  • @moonraccoon  Feb 10

    Thank you for your kind words regarding Wanted. Per 'Way Too Much", I do live with anxiety and depression, and a number of smaller aspects that place me within borderline personality disorder. Gotta love those labels, eh?

  • @famouspatrick  Feb 10

    Thanks for the nice comment on my skirmish song, "Dopey Hacienda."

  • @arthurrossi Feb 10

    Thank you so much for your kind words...

  • @benjo  Feb 10

    Thank you so much fr your kind words on my lyric

  • @brrrse  Feb 10

    Thank you for your comments on my song. It helped a little - but I'm still curled up in the corner shaking and talking to the ceiling. Thanks for reaching out. Hugs.

  • @misterd Feb 10

    Thankyou for listening and commenting on my song ' walking on air ' . I appreciate it . Cheers

  • @marvsmooth  Feb 10

    Hi Liz 😀

  • @acacia Feb 9

    Thanks for the comments lovely!! I've been doing replies wrong... someone kindly pointed out... so no one's been seeing them!!! Noooooo!!!!

  • @tsunamidaily Feb 9

    hey! an update-- i got my pro tools up and going after spending days on nothing else musical. i'll be working out my simple arrangement of your song soon, however. sorry i went incommunicado for a sec.

  • @wobbiewobbit  Feb 8

    thanks for hitting my songs! I can never do the proper hour limit on skirmshes, i always go over time, but still skirmish-ish, but wouldn't want to mislead you!

  • @tseaver  Feb 8

    Liz, I'm glad you liked "Raindrops in My Coffee" and "Cereal Offender". Re: the bass track / BGVs, I'd love to give it a try (my daughter sold her upgright, dangit!)

  • @tan482  Feb 8

    Thanks! No music yet sadly but let's see if I can come up with something. I find writing lyrics so much easier than putting them to music haha!

  • @sunnymae  Feb 8

    Yes please be the next new Dreamer with a story to tell in the way only you can!. So glad you dropped by and enjoyed this ship has sailed. Right now my ship is sailing to bed considering it's almost 3 in the morning here.💤💤

  • @sunnymae  Feb 8

    You have a" lock on your heart"... so I'm not able to listen to Sun on the Snow and bust your ZONG 😮)

  • @sunnymae  Feb 7

    Liz, I just popped over to your warm and inviting website. Was drawn to read your blog. Thank you for sharing your Universe. Just thank you. You know the rest...
    PS.I didn't listen to your produced music as I want to stay in FAWM mode and appreciate the seeds of your work. Cheers!

  • @aprilm  Feb 7

    Thanks for your comments on I Like My Men! I have to laugh because I have no solid knowledge of time signatures. I just play it how I hear it in my head lol Glad I seem to hear unusual things sometimes 😀

  • @jibbidy34  Feb 7


    Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!

  • @treble  Feb 6

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my skirmish song I Never Saw it Coming! This is my first FAWM and I really appreciate the feedback

  • @phoenixash Feb 6

    Thanks for the welcome <3

  • @jorh Feb 5

    Thanks for you kind words on my songs, much appreciated!

  • @paulster1967  Feb 5

    Thanking you for your comment on The Seasons

  • @leah0k  Feb 5

    Oh thank you! What a nice comment - it’s always nice to hear that people don’t find your lyrics silly! 😀

  • @senecio Feb 4

    Thank you for the nice welcome message! This is my first crack at fawm, excited to get started.

  • @zecoop  Feb 4

    Yes... Yes you should. 😀

  • @kc5 Feb 4

    Maybe we can talk. I see you in my fb strip of people I might know (or however they label that). I only have messenger on my computer, not my iPod now, so it may be a bit, but I’m an maple leaf stuck to a window if you see a request.

  • @kovbleu  Feb 4

    Thank you so much for listening to "Static of a Stranger." I like those stream of conscience type songs and I really appreciated your comment. I had no idea I was even doing Lydian mode - so yay, I learned something. 😀

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 4

    Thanks for continusly stopping by and commenting and listening to my songs. Very appreciated. <3

  • @squeakmouse73 Feb 4

    I do plan on it. Just need to steal some hours. Hopefully once I wake up I can have a few blocks of time to go up in the attic and get some stuff going.

  • @sheamiejay  Feb 4

    Thanks for the kind words. "play the card" has a double meaning -conversation, opening up and actually playing cards. We played a lot of cribbage when we got together.

  • @tsunamidaily Feb 4

    i do indeed get ideas from "lovely red." i know you were likely thinking of the reverse when you said you would like to collaborate, and that you would realize one of my lyrics that i rarely get to during FAWM. i'm sorry to hear of your difficulties being able to record this FAWM. i'd like to get a rough sketch of my idea to you, just me and my nashville-strung guitar, and then i could flesh out my idea in a BiaB demo if you like the sketch well enough. don't open me up as a collaborator until you have approved the demo, if you end up doing so. i nicked some throat infection in the bud by going to the doctor, so my voice is ok but without the resonance i usually have from my frontal sinuses, though that will likely be in play by the later demo. i'll likely record on monday-- i work tomorrow morning, and am off on monday. i'm hearing something jazzy in line, though with simpler chords than those often associated with jazz. i'll stay in touch.

  • @tsunamidaily Feb 4

    hey-- i am all for us collaborating. since you are having to mostly do lyrics, i could look over what you have and try my hand at one of them. i would check with you to make sure you were good with my choice. hit me back and i'll take a look and get started. best of luck in the coming weeks!

  • @expendablefriend  Feb 3

    Thanks for the lovely welcome, Liz! Good to see you back. Looks like you've had a productive start to the month!

  • @beat  Feb 3

    Thx for ‘the milk carton kids’ tip
    luv it.

  • @johnstaples  Feb 3

    I got overwhelmed and ran out of time today but I will be back to check out your 0203-A skirmish song!!

  • @repsurepa Feb 2

    So nice to hear that I left a mark! 😀)) good to be back!

  • @marwan Feb 2

    Hello! Yes, I want to make lots of friends and write lots of music (sorry not sure how to respond to comments, so writing on your profile/wall)

  • @gromwaf Feb 2

    Thanks for the listen and comment... you are free now...

    stay true...

  • @rachelmcclean Feb 2

    Hey dude, I am back this year, full of determination! Here's hoping it will last, hahahaha! Bliimey, you are already knocking three songs out the park - looking forward to hearing the demos when they come! 😀

  • @unkept Feb 2

    Thanks for listening to "Special Day." 😀 Simple is my savior. 😉

  • @adnama17  Feb 2

    So do you want lyrics on a certain topic or bent? Or do you want me to surprise you?

  • @bri4n  Feb 2

    Thanks for the welcome! 😀 Good luck this month. Already have two up I see, most inspirational 😉

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2

    Thank YOU for popping by to listen, and your kind words!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2

    Here's how I do it so fast: I took the day off work and the kids went to school. So, I had uninterrupted time to compose music.

    And having lyrics already created for me made it a lot faster as well. 😀

    I also have my studio all dialed in and ready to go at a moments notice and I've been working on a template for my rock stuff, so, I have half of the mixing done before I even start recording. There are some advantages to having your own studio space. 😀

  • @tan482  Feb 2

    I bet it would be super frustrating.. you must be even more busting to get home at the moment! Stay strong, and keep posting/writing awesomeness! xo

  • @billwhite51 Feb 2

    thank you for your comment of maddie and my somg shades of me. Your list of influences reads like my record collection so im looking forward to hearing your demos nce they are up. Happy FAWMing

  • @tan482  Feb 2

    Thanks for the waltz idea lovely! Lots of fun!

  • @adforperu  Feb 1

    Hey Liz, looking forward to some tunes this year though looks like we'll have to wait at least 10 days, pah. Stupid real life 😀 Could have sworn I'd already said hello somewhere... maybe it was on the forum!

  • @violetpsyche Feb 1

    Thank you for welcoming me! And welcome yourself!

  • @mleverette  Feb 1

    Thanks for the warm welcome! Have a productive and fun month. I look forward to hearing your new FAWM creations ❤️

  • @zecoop  Feb 1

    Hopeless? Pshhhhh.... Never! You are an amazing collaborator and worth the wait EVERY time. Bring it!!! 😀

  • @ductapeguy  Feb 1

    @fearlessflight2014, I'm writing to you from the past. It's still January 31 here in Ontario, Canada. Have you started Fawming there in the future?

  • @hazeyjohnii Jan 31

    Hello Liz! Sorry to say I won't be FAWMing this year, but hope you have a great one!

  • @kissinginpublic  Jan 31

    I look forward to your songs. It must be February already in Victoria, too! Happy FAWMing 😀

  • @danvaillancourt  Jan 31

    Excited for another one.

  • @leepat  Jan 31

    Cheers, Liz, good to be back. I got a sound for you from last year...

  • @owl  Jan 31

    Have a wonderful FAWM!

  • @moonraccoon  Jan 31

    Sibelius looks great -- thanks for advising. Also, your collab rules got me thinking that a more deliberate list of influences is probably a good idea 😀

  • @tgbanned Jan 31

    glad to be here, I think this is going to be really fun! thanks for the welcome. 😀

  • @mikedebenham  Jan 31

    Hooray! Good to see you back.

  • @susyblue  Jan 31

    Hello lovely glad to see - and hear soon - you here! xx

  • @adnama17  Jan 31

    Yeah! So much fun! I'll touch base with you soon and we'll figure out a plan. 😀

  • @alboe Jan 31

    Bring on the Jazz and the Bass.