Diplomat sings tales of warPhotos, video

Diplomat sings tales of war | Photos, video STORY TELLER: Songwriter and diplomat Fred Smith is bringing his show to the Riverina Conservatorium of Music in Wagga on April 6.
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Fred Smith in Canberra. Picture: Geoffrey Dunn

Fred and Pte Treasure at TK Commemoration Ceremony.

TweetFacebookWARNING: Might contain language and images that offends some viewersHe released an album in 2011, Dust of Uruzgan, featuring a collection of songs he wrote while overseas.

The album had such an impact that hedeveloped a show that incorporated photographs he took in Afghanistan flashing on a screen while he sang and told stories on stage.

“The overall effect is that it gives people a very complete sense of what it was like on the ground,” he said.

“People are interested in what Australian soldiers are doing but it’s hard to visualise it unless you’re there.”

Mr Smith admits to being shot at but said despite being in the middle of a war zone, there were some very humorous moments.

“If the show wasn’t funny, it would be hard going,” he said.

“Men mucking around in the desert …it’s perfect conditions for slapstick comedy.”

Mr Smith is bringing his show to Wagga on April 6 at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

Tickets are available via easternriverinaarts.org419论坛.

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