Singer back to entertain the locals
Saturday, 12th January, 2013
By Emily Roberts
A young singer from the Blue Mountains is in the city this weekend to play a number of gigs.
One of the new generation of Australian singer-songwriters, Francesca Sidoti’s performances garnered rave reviews when she toured the country to promote her album ‘Bright City Light Fool’.
She has been described as “an amazing songwriter” by Faster Louder, and as “an emotive and poetic writer” by the AU Review. She also has “a dulcet voice and whimsical lyrics” according to the Rave Magazine.
Francesca won the prestigious Lis Johnston Award for Vocal Excellence in 2006 and has been a feature of the Blue Mountains, Cobargo, Illawarra, Wallaby Creek, Yackandandah and National music festivals from the time she was 16.
Her music is influenced by the likes of Nina Simone and Janis Ian.
In September she came to the city to play at Bell’s Milk Bar.
“I had a great time. It was a great show, very small and really funny - the audience were really interactive and there were lemon spiders involved. It was the perfect show,” Francesca said.
She said she came back in an instant when she knew there was a chance to perform here again.
Francesca’s songs are a blend of retro pop, folk ballads, and occasional slips into gospel and blues. She is now recording her second album.
“I performed at the Summer Vibes Film Festival and am performing at the Palace tonight and the Club Legion Sunday night.
“It will be great to perform at so many different venues.”
Francesca said coming to Broken Hill has been fantastic and she has felt like a celebrity.
“When I hired a car, the man behind the counter said “Francesca, I am coming to see your show”,” she said.
“They even acknowledged me when I was getting off the plane.
“I do really fun shows. People should come along. I am excited to be back,” Francesca said.