Interview: Fanny Lumsden talks writing on the road and exploring Australia through music

She’s more than a troubadour. In the last two years, Fanny Lumsden has been travelling the country and abroad learning more and being inspired by her surroundings and the experiences she’s been having along the way. With her sophomore record Real Class Act, out now, Lumsden has continued to carve out a hot spot for herself within the Australian music scene and during our recent catch up with Lumsden and her husband/creative partner, Dan Stanley Freeman, we find out more about the record’s creation.

“We knew we didn’t want to wait too long.” Freeman says of Real Class Act. “A lot of friends told us, ‘You really need to come and hit hard and quick with the second album to follow up on that first release’.”

“It was really full on though, smashing it all out really quickly.” Lumsden adds. “We were in the studio as we were crowdfunding, actually. It was more a strategic thing, that we wanted to get the second record out really quickly. I had so many songs that I’d written on the road and I really wanted to capture that.”

Check out the full interview below!

Real Class Act is released on September 22nd. Catch her on tour throughout September into March!

Tickets and information via

September 29th | Tullamore Memorial Hall, TULLAMORE
September 30th | Marra Community Hall, MARRA
October 6th | Rankin Springs Memorial Hall, RANKIN SPRINGS
October 7th | Hatfield Hall, HATFIELD
October 13th | Osbornes Flat Hall, OSBORNES HALL
October 20th | Wharf Hotel, WYNYARD*
October 22nd | St Johns Craft Beer Bar, LAUNCESTON*
October 25th | Sheffield Town Hall, SHEFFIELD*
November 3rd | Giant Dwarf, REDFERN (LP Launch)
November 4th | Eurongilly Hall, EURONGILLY
November 11th | Greenthorpe War Memorial Hall, MONUMENT
November 24th | Lacmalac Soldiers Memorial Hall, LACMALAC
November 25th | Bowna Hall, MULLENGANDRA
November 30th | Leftys Old Time Music Hall, BRISBANE
December 1st | Clovass McKees Hill Hall, MCKEES HILL
January 19th | Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall, BEN LOMOND
January 25th | Longyard Hotel (TCMF), TAMWORTH
February 2nd | Savernake Hall, SAVERNAKE
February 3rd | Tumblong Hall, TUMBLONG
February 9th | Neerim Memorial Hall, NEERIM
February 10th | Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE
February 17th | Unagarie Hall, UNGARIE
March 2nd | Andamooka Community Hall, ANDAMOOKA
March 3rd | Wheatsheaf Hotel, ADELAIDE


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