★★★★ - 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’.
Equal parts sponge cake, red dirt and show pony, Fanny Lumsden sings it how it is. Hailing from a farm in western NSW and now based in Sydney, Fanny combines classic country songwriting with sass and honesty.
Lumsden’s debut album 'Small Town Big Shot' (Sept 18) came in at #6 on the ARIA Country Charts, #15 on the AIR (Aust. Independent Record) charts, spent the best part of 5 weeks in the iTunes top 100 (peaking at #20) and has been coined by Denise Torenbeek from Country Update Magazine as “too clev-er, too tasteful, too cool & altogether divine” and claiming that it “ought to be hailed as a masterpiece”.
Produced by Matt Fell at Love HZ Studios and in the band’s Sydney terrace house, this independent and crowdfunded record brings ‘the best of Australian country and folk, sweeping us up in the spectacular en-ergy and beauty that comes with living on the land’ Lucy Inglis, The Au Review.
The musicianship shines through featuring Dan Dugmore on pedal steel, Luke Moller on fiddle and the Thrillseekers covering all the other bases. The lead single ‘Soapbox’ is no exception holding its spot steady for 4 weeks in the top 50 on the Country Music Channel. Filmed in Fanny’s hometown of Tallimba, it is the real regional Australia.
With the first weekend of their 4th Annual Country Halls Tour, (doubling as their Small Town Big Shot Album tour) sold out, Fanny and her band the Thrillseekers are set to take 12 more Country Halls in regional & metro NSW and VIC by storm, raising funds for the halls and putting on workshops as they go.
Having won hearts at festivals all over the country, showcased at Bigsound 2015, supported the likes of The Bushwackers, Adam Harvey, Marlon Williams, The McClymonts, The Davidson Brothers to name a few & charmed her way through city venues to Country halls, Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers are the genuine article.
Its cracking alt-country with a whole lot of heart.
Past accolades/Brag worthy:
Releases: 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
★★★★ - 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, 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.