francessmith 10


GB   Feb 2015

Artist Bio

Influences:   Not sure. I've listened a lot to music by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, but I tend to be more drawn to a song, rather than the performer, if I like a song I really don't mind who wrote it or performs it.

Live in UK. This is my fourth FAWM, the first year I joined but posted no songs.

This year I'll just write songs and see what happens.

I just decided to get myself an Instagram account, so if anyone wants to play, here's my account, it's very new!


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  • @ttg105  Mar 1

    Thanks so much for your loyalty and high-quality comments! Enjoyed your poetic dreams very much this year. See ya at 50/90!

  • @captainillegible  Feb 28

    Hi Frances, thank you for all your kind words during the course of FAWM. I very much appreciate your support through the month. And, of course, listening to your beautiful songs. I might see you on the APC group?

  • @southcoasting  Feb 27

    Thanks for the comment on The Children Frances, much appreciated

  • @mrblitz000 Feb 27

    frances, thanks for your comments this year. i really like what you're doing with the singer/songwriter thing.

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  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 27

    Thanks Frances, I used to frequent, Denholm FC, and a few others but I have never been to Nitten FC. Where I live now there are no local clubs. 😞

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 26

    Hi Frances. Thanks for the comment on Now You're Gone. The sound of Simon's guitar (Ronnie Wood 1972) totally dictated the mood, and thus the lyrics. If someone with a blues voice were to cover it...

  • @ttg105  Feb 26


  • @aneil Feb 26

    Hi the demo for Sarah’s Song is up! Also my album is out have a listen if you have time thanks for your Fawm input

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 26

    Thanks Frances, My last song cam across to me as more of a whinge than anything else, that's why I thought Man Uo! πŸ˜€ But at least it's out my system now.

  • @ttg105  Feb 25


  • @captainillegible  Feb 24

    Hi Frances, I don't have any plans for my songs post FAWM. What about you?

  • @ttg105  Feb 24


  • @billwhite51 Feb 23

    ill need it by tuesday at the latest

  • @captainillegible  Feb 23

    I know. It's a miracle!

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  • @billwhite51 Feb 18

    thank you for all your comments on the songs for elusive angels album. next up is a few collabs, a new song, and later after fawm im hoping maddie and i can finally record the operetta i wrote for us last year.

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  • @captainillegible  Feb 12

    Hi Frances, we've survived the heat so far (Hottest day ever! Yay us!) I'm struggling to write songs because my wife is having network issues at work and has been working at home for the last week. They're saying it will be a couple more weeks before they're fixed. So, except for the odd occasion when she goes out, there's no songwriting allowed! I have a couple of songs to post, but unless they sort out the technical problems I'll just be writing lyrics for the rest of the month.

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 12

    Thanks again Frances, you are glutton for punishment. πŸ˜€ But you are right I'm beginning to enjoy BiaB more.

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 12

    Thank you for your kind comment. <3

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  • @tamsnumber4  Feb 10

    Thanks for listening and commenting on my song "Vagrant Sea", I really appreciate it!!

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  • @owl  Feb 6

    Thank you so much for the kind comments on "Chinese New Year," Frances! Looking forward to coming back to see what you've been up to. I realized when I woke up to the flurry of comments about how abruptly the song ended that I accidentally cut off the outro (with time signature change!) when exporting. I have fixed it, along with the bass thing that was bothering me πŸ˜€

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  • @joefahey  Feb 6

    Hi Frances, thank you for the encouraging words on β€œI Plead Wintergreen”, much appreciated!

  • @karlsburg25  Feb 6

    Thank you for the lovely comments frances and yes I actually know hundreds of tourists appreciate her and love her for what she is and how she works. It’s more a reflection as I know many people think , wow how lucky is she living and working in such a beautiful area . Very few see how much work it is , 7 days a week all hours of the day . I love the human spirit that keeps smiling and that is her gift to everyone πŸ™πŸ»

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 6

    Thanks Frances, I have listened to Gibraltar Hill, but need to hear it again before comment.

  • @misterd Feb 5

    Thanks Frances- i really appreciate your kind & insightful words in listening to my banjo song ' I have travelled long and far '. Its so great to meet supportive people on this site like your good self . Thankyou kindly

  • @kenjku  Feb 5

    Thanks for listening to Window Seat. Ummmm, to be honest I just wrote and didn’t think too much about it. Which is funny because always overthink songs. Glad it added a little mystery for you!

  • @jorh Feb 5

    Thankyou for your kind comments on my lyrics, it is much appreciated

  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 4

    Thanks for listening Frances, my guitar and voice have been gatherin dust.

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  • @zxcvbnm  Feb 3

    Thanks Frances, I need to learn to use more of the features of BiaB.

  • @misterd Feb 3

    Thank you so much Frances for listening and the beautiful comments on my son ' Oh Train ' . You are so kind !

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comment Frances. Yes, that’s what I was going for. Or Booker T, hence the title. Just about to listen to yours.

  • @hornesgiftshop  Feb 3

    Thanks for the comment Frances. Yes, that’s what I was going for. Or Booker T, hence the title. Just about to listen to yours.

  • @tiedyehero Feb 3

    Thanks! Hopefully I'll find the time to get started soon!

  • @risbon Feb 1

    Thanks for the comment and listen! Yes, love Buckner, i've been lucky to see him live a few times in DC/Virginia.

  • @aneil Feb 1

    Thx for your comment on sarah's song She is happy but I must find the melody and chords Enjoy Fawm!

  • @metalfoot  Feb 1

    Thank you Frances for your kind comment on Behind The Mask!

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 1

    I’m following you..Have a great time

  • @ttg105  Jan 31

    I'll be here!

  • @dukemeyer  Jan 31

    Hey, what a joy to see you here. Happy FAWMing to you!

  • @lhcisco  Jan 31

    Hey! Hope all is well. Hope that something happens is some awesome music! Good luck.

  • @misterd Jan 30

    Thanks for your kind words Frances . I hope i can maybe write a few songs again this year . I'll see how it goes ! Thanks for your warm welcome and i wish you well ! Cheers / Mark

  • @moonshadow Jan 30

    Thx for your kind message Frances, yes i'll hopefully be doing a few songs this month, i was busy during 60/90 so i unfortunately missed that last year.

  • @woolford  Jan 29

    Hi Frances, thanks for the message. Yes, I'm in again this year (somehow I'll find the time!) See you on the other side of the start line πŸ˜€

  • @andygetch  Jan 27

    Hello Frances. Thanks and looking forward to see where the muse goes this FAWM πŸ˜€

  • @zxcvbnm  Jan 27

    Thanks Frances, good to hear from you again. I hope you have a VERY productive FAWM. More importantly ---ENJOY it.

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  • @billwhite51 Jan 25

    Hi Frances. Im looking forward to hearing your new songs as well.

  • @captainillegible  Jan 24

    Hi Frances, thanks for your message. Yes, I'm back for another FAWM. Looking forward to hearing what you write this year, John.

  • @marthie Jan 22

    Happy FAWMing 2019.
    Looking forward to hear what you come up with this February.
    I am planning to focus on songs for Easter in this year’s FAWM.
    Let’s play, write and listen!🎢🎢🎢🎢
    Marthie- #WOmanOnFire

  • @hornesgiftshop  Jan 2019

    Thanks for the welcome Frances. Hope you're ready to roll (cracks knuckles, trims fingernails). All the best to you.

  • @southcoasting  Jan 2019

    Thanks for your message Frances. I have my rock hands mainly as thanks for last year's FAWM. I've recorded the songs I wrote now and am going to release the album this Sunday under a new band name 'The Family Grave' over here (and also have another FAWM-inspired album to record this year) so whether I have the energy to do FAWM again this year we'll see!

  • @klaus  Jan 2019

    Yes, the placeholders got all demoed and even un-zonged. But it was hard, the pressure, knowing that the site could be reset at any time. But now it's done.

    So let's get back to this years Fawm. Thanks for the message. I wish you a merry February Album Writing Month. I look forward to hearing your new songs.

  • @klaus  Jan 2019

    Thank you, Frances, for the comments on Broken Cookies. It was a crazy weekend for me but now it's done. I'm still planning on doing a Black Midi song sometimes because of Monochrome. Thank you again and I'll see you soon.