Fiona Pears

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Pick ‘n Mix – Concert FM

Still making noise! Just over the airwaves. 12pm today our first radio play. 😁 More info. here You can also listen online on the RNZ Audio Player.

South of France

South of France

Fiona and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall release their first combined album on March 1st 2020. Both Fiona and Connor share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ back in the 1930s.

This brand new album features much of the music from this era, plus a few other favourites, as well as one of Fiona’s own compositions. You can preview tracks from the album now on the music page. The album will be available for the first time at Fiona and Connor’s concert at the Lyttelton Arts Factory on March 1st, but you can pre-order your copy now on the website.

Preview clip of South of France, plus tour information…

New video – Gypsy Passion….

Hi all. We have made a little video (see below) of some of the tunes we will be playing during our March 2020 tour. 😁 Also, we will be releasing our first combined album at the March 1st Lyttelton concert 💃💃 More news on this soon….
Fi x

Fiona Pears and Connor Hartley-Hall – Gypsy Passion

Lyttelton Arts Factory concert

Greetings everyone. Just to let you know that our Christchurch show is now on sale, (just in time for Xmas! 😃)

After having so many people ask when Connor and I will be doing a local concert, I have decided to do this upcoming show with Connor and Pete Fleming on double bass. I think many people will love this as there will be heaps of Gypsy jazz, mixed in with a few different tunes to add lots of musical flavours.

Something lovely for me about this show is that the first concert I did in our old Harbour Light theatre, many years ago, was full of Gypsy jazz music. This was when I was part of a group called the “Blue Swing Quartet”. I’m thrilled to now be back performing in lovely Lyttelton with the amazing Connor Hartley-Hall and Pete Fleming.

Thanks for reading and I wish you all a peaceful holiday season filled with laughter and love. Details of the concert are below….

Lyttelton Arts Factory
Sunday March 1st 2020 at 7pm
Tickets are $25-$30 and are available to purchase here.