El Cosgrove, Billie Rose and Laura Frank are three singer-songwriters who sit under the country music umbrella yet have diverse styles and sensibilities. They have united to bring together their fantastic individual sounds under the banner Femmestomp, with a debut show at the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival on 24 January at The Welder’s Dog.
The trio were brought together by the team at Footstomp after Billie Rose talked to them about a tour of her own. While they didn’t know each other prior to embarking on the tour, there is the prospect of collaboration, with Billie Rose saying, ‘I think it’d be awesome to do some songwriting with the girls down the track.’
Only three shows are planned for now, which means punters should make sure not to miss out – although they haven’t ruled out other shows, coordinating schedules could take some time so there are no guarantees!
The other two dates on the tour are:
30 January – The Bearded Lady – Brisbane
31 January 31 – Home Of The Arts – Basement – Gold Coast
For those not yet familiar with the work of these three artists, tracks are available below.
Billie Rose | El Cosgrove | Laura Frank
Laura Frank is a singer-songwriter from south-east Queensland who’s had quite a varied run-up to the launch of her first country music song, ‘Things I’d Rather Do’. She was a yodelling champion in Year Five, qualified as a tap dance teacher, owned a cafe and operated a mixed martial arts gym. And while she was recording ‘Things I’d Rather Do’ she was building her own house. On the music side of things she played in the duo Bamford Cook, spent three years in musical theatre, and has supported a range of artists including Sarah McLeod and Tones and I.
‘Things I’d Rather Do’ is a funny yet reflective song about life’s long to-do list – and the distractions that get in the way of ticking things off it. Frank says she hopes the track sparks some kind of emotion, ‘whether that be joy, sadness or excitement. I guess the worst response would be the feeling of indifference – I’d rather people hate the tunes than not think anything of them.’
The song was produced by ARIA and Golden Guitar winner Jordan Power. The video for ‘Things I’d Rather Do’ makes its premiere on this site today – and you can see it below.
See Laura Frank live:
Saturday 9th November | Banshee Bar | Ipswich, QLD