★★★★ - Rolling Stone Magazine - ‘Edwina Margaret ’Fanny’ Lumsden differentiates herself from Australian country peers with her clear-eyed, unvarnished articulation of life in the bush as it is, rather than as it was… a breath of fresh country air’.
**** 4 Stars - Rolling Stone Magazine
**** 4 Stars - Sydney Morning Herald
“What Lumsden does cleverly is paint pop colours and shapes over a roots music framework, but while doing so she also addresses some weighty and important issues..” Chris Familton, Post to wire
“She plays Australiana, but it’s a new kind, they make it her own.” Rolling Stone Magazine.
Five years on from the release of her debut EP, Fanny Lumsden is hitting new highs with her second album, ‘Real Class Act’ debuting #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart and #23 on the ARIA All-Genre chart.
The new crowd funded album ‘Real Class Act’ which was released on Fanny’s own label, Red Dirt Road Records, and was one of only eight Australian artist albums to hit the top of the Country charts in 2017 and the only independent release to reach #1. Her single ‘Roll on’ from the album went to #1 on CMC and also was the highest Aussie film clip for the year in their top 100, coming in at #3, and has been in the top ten radio charts for 18 weeks running.
The chart debut is another highlight in an already stellar year for the Tumbarumba based singer-songwriter who received both the Golden Guitar Award and CMC Award for Best New Talent along with the 2017 APRA Professional Development Award (Country) and was nominated for an ARIA Award for Country Album of the Year in 2016, with her debut Small Town Big Shot.
No stranger to the road the past 18 months have seen Fanny and her husband, band mate and business partner Dan Stanley Freeman traverse over 120,000km in their little caravan playing shows all over the country. Along with their first class band The Thrillseekers are currently on their 6th Annual Country Halls Tour which has so far been a sold out cracking good time!
The live show is an insight into the ‘gentle rhythms of regional Australia’ presenting it the ‘way it is rather than the way it was’ (Rolling Stone) and what’s more, it is exciting, inclusive and downright fun. Featuring totem tennis matches, hills hoists and an overall ‘hell of a time’ Fanny is as Chris Familton puts it; ‘a born entertainer with a voice that swings between pop, soul and country and by surrounding herself with fine musicians (The Thrillseekers) she’s never failed to leave an imprint on an audience by way of her personality and performance.’
Nominated for three Golden Guitars in the upcoming CMAA Golden Guitar Awards in Tamworth and three Country Music Channel Awards, its no wonder ‘I love Fanny’ is on everybody’s lips.
Past accolades/Brag worthy:
ARIA 2016 Nominee for Best Country Album of the Year
Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year 2017
CMC Award Winner for New Artist of the Year 2017
APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award 2017 (Country)
AU Awards Winner for Country & Americana Artist of the Year 2016
2017 Sophomore Album - Real Class Act
DEBUTED AT: #1 on the ARIA Country Charts, #23 overall ARIA Charts, #3 AIR CHARTS, #1 Country iTunes charts.
Single ROLL ON has been in the Music Network Single charts Top Ten for 27 weeks. Was the 2nd most played song on Kix Country Radio for 2017 and highest Australian Film clip on the top 100 for the Country Music Channel coming in at number 3. Also peaked at #1 on the CMC weekly charts.
★★★★ - Sydney Morning Herald.
2015 Debut Album 'SMALL TOWN BIG SHOT'
DEBUTED AT #6 on ARIA COUNTRY CHARTS, #15 ON AIR CHARTS AND PEAKED AT #20 ON iTUNES COUNTRY CHARTS
SOAPBOX and LAND OF GOLD both charted at #1 on Country Music Channel
★★★★ - Rolling Stone Magazine - '...a breath of fresh country air' READ FULL REVIEW
9/10 - The AU Review - 'hugely impressive debut that brims with Fanny’s vivacious personality and an abundance of talent.' READ FULL REVIEW
7.5/10 - Post To Wire - 'strong and honest song writing' READ FULL REVIEW
3/5 - The Music - 'This is the sound of road trains on the edge of town.' READ FULL REVIEW
2013 Sea Elephant School (single) (MGM): #6 Great Southern Airit Charts, #4 Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts High rotation on ABC Dig & now DoubleJ,
Local ABC Radio nation wid, Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Triple R, FBI, 2Ser, Southern FM & Radio National, The International Americana Music Show (US)
2012 Autumn Lawn EP Released August 2012 (MGM)
Supported/Toured with: The McClymonts, Henry Wagons, Suze De Marchi (Baby Animals), The Good Lovelies (CAN), Del Barber (CAN), Adam Harvey, The Bushwhackers, Shane Nicholson, Ruby Boots, Catherine Britt, Jenny Queen, Mustered Courage, Perch Creek, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Jack Carty, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Marlon Williams, Leah Flanagan, All Our Exes live in Texas, The Morrisons & The Davidson Brothers.
Festivals: Broadbeach Country Music Festival 2017, Out on the weekend festival 2017, Majors Creek Festival 2017, Gympie Muster Music Festival 2017and 2016, Urban Country Music Festival 2016, Darwin Festival 2014, Sydney Festival 2014, Peats Ridge Festival 2012/2013, Secret Garden Festival 2013, Gulgong Folk Festival 2013, Newtown Festival, The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival 2012-2015, Tamworth Country Music Festival 2014/2016, Cygnet Folk Festival 2014, Vivid Sydney, Sydney Fringe Festival & guested at Port Fairy Folk Festival 2014.