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Wednesday March 4 2020 at 8:00 PM

× Frazey Ford is a critically acclaimed recording artist and songwriter with a successful international career. She first became known as a writer and performer within her role as a founding member of the beloved Canadian alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas who sold over 250,000 albums over their career spanning from the 2000’s to 2007 with Nettwerk Records. The Be Good Tanyas have graced the stages of all the key Folk Festivals in Canada, the UK and many in Europe and as headlining artists worked their way up to headlining at The Royal Albert Hall in London, England in 2006.

In 2010, Frazey Ford launched her solo career with her debut album Obadiah on Nettwerk Records. Obadiah was embraced by the quality press and garnered reviews in quality publications such as The New York Times and The Guardian. In October 2014 she returned with her second Nettwerk released solo album, Indian Ocean – a lush album filled with songs about love, contrition and being bold. Frazey recorded this album in Memphis TN at the famed Royal Studios and as well in Vancouver at Afterlife Studios with Vancouver based producer John Raham taking on the role of co-producer with Frazey.

Part of what gives Indian Ocean its gilded edge is the work of Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section, the iconic architects of the famous singer’s instrumental Memphis soul sound. Many critics deemed Indian Ocean one of the top releases of 2014 calling it an acclaimed country soul gem inviting comparisons to Cat Powers The Greatest. Indian Ocean took Frazey and her musicians (Darren Parris, Craig McCaul, Caroline Ballhorn and Leon Power) on repeated headlining tours in the UK, Europe, Australia and throughout the USA and Canada. Indian Ocean made the Polaris Prize long list, was voted #6 out of the top 100 albums of 2014 by The Sunday Times, London, UK and was nominated for a Juno Award. Frazey’s video for her song Done has over 1.5 million views on YouTube and premiered on NPR’s First Look platform.

Frazey is now signed to the Arts and Crafts label in Canada and her new solo album U Kin B the Sun is due out in February 2020. Her new single and video The Kids Are Having None of It came out on October 17, 2019 and has captured hearts and minds. It celebrates Youth and Community Activism and the causes they embrace.

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The Port Theatre
125 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 6Z4


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