For a lass that can shoot a gun, ride a horse and write songs while driving a tractor, Fanny Lumsden is the genuine article. With her impeccable voice and timeless skill for songwriting, Fanny and the Thrillseekers deliver a ‘kick-arse country hoedown’ that combines pure country twang and folk-fuelled shuffles while embracing pop and grounding them in traditional musical terrain. The songs mix sass and honesty and draw from family life in rural Australia and a typical 90s aussie upbringing. The performance, well its just plain ole fun.
With an ability to appeal to all ages and demographics 2014 has seen the Fanny and the boys play all over Australia from Tasmania to Darwin taking her stories and charm with her. A highlight being their completely self produced and managed, Third Annual Country Halls tour through the Riverina which saw many communities gathering for hundreds of Kms for a nights of live music. Thanks to a wildly successful Pozible campaign Fanny and the Thrillseekers are currently in the studio with highly acclaimed producer Matt Fell, cutting their debut album which has been named in the Au review’s 15 most aniticpated albums of 2015.
Past accolades/Brag worthy:
Releases: 2015 Debut Album
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: Henry Wagons, 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, The Morrisons & The Davidson Brothers.
Festivals: 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 2014/2015, Cygnet Folk Festival 2014, Vivid Sydney, Sydney Fringe Festival & guested at Port Fairy Folk Festival 2014.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID>>>
“Fanny Lumsden is one of those personalities for whom the phrase ‘born entertainer’ was created. Boundless energy, a warm and endearingly funny stage persona and a stellar voice are what made her set so appealing. Her band of country/folk players The Thrillseekers played a critical role in presenting Lumsden’s songs, making her the real deal and bound for bigger things.”
The Music/Post to Wire/The Drum Media (Nov 2012)
“The Autumn Lawn EP perfectly captures the engaging essence of the wonderful Fanny Lumsden and her Thrillseekers. From the whimsical, to the wistful, to the goddamn raucous, her foot-stomping country tunes are like a hoedown in your ears. Irresistible stuff.”
Bobby Townsend, Something you Said (Sep 2012)
Fanny is one of Sydney’s best kept secrets... well, until now. With an impeccable voice, an ever improving knack at writing marketable tunes - but still with a whole heap of heart - she is one artist you want to make sure you catch sooner rather than later.
Larry Heath, AU Review (Aug 2012)
"Fanny is more than a cheeky smile, sparkly cowboy shirt and a dazzling voice. Her heart warming, toe-tapping, gun-slinging country music raised the roof of The Old Fitz at this years Home Brew Festival!"
Phil Spencer (Home Brew Festival Director)
Fanny Lumsden’s big voice is reminiscent of Dolly Parton and definitely more than carries the boisterous songs from her repertoire. ’