Smith’s@Belco: Shortis and Simpson

Belco Arts and Smith’s Alternative present

Smith’s@Belco: Shortis and Simpson

“Under the Influence” with Fred Smith

7pm Saturday 4 May 2024

The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre

Tickets: $42 Adult / $37 Concession,
* plus booking fee

Shortis and Simpson have embarked on a series of shows that explore the musical influences of a notable guest. So far these have featured Keith Potger of The Seekers, political journalist Karen Middleton, local blues muso DJ Gosper, Nigel and Beth who run Smith’s, and Michael Simic (Mikelengelo of Black sea Gentlemen fame). Next in this impressive line-up is local singer/songwriter/author, Fred Smith.

In Under the Influence, Shortis and Simpson lead him through the singers, the songwriters, the seminal moments, from childhood to the present, that have informed his musical endeavours. And of course the story of his ‘real job’ in the Public Service and his experiences in places like Bougainville and Afghanistan.

Surprising, revealing, funny, entertaining, poignant- don’t miss Under the Influence.

About Smith’s@Belco

We’ve teamed up with Smith’s Alternative in our new Smith’s@Belco live-music series – bringing touring sensations supported by well-loved local artists right here to Belconnen. Wrapped in all the charm and character of the Smith’s gigs that you know and love, get ready to experience our beautiful lakeside theatre as you’ve never seen it before.

See 2024 Smith’s@Belco line-up

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