Two reviews here from Fiona’s recent New Zealand tour. Links below:
We’re pleased to announce that Fiona’s brand new album, Swing Driven Thing, is now available to purchase on the shop page of the site. you can also listen to some previews on the music page. Fiona says of the album:
“This CD is a little different to my other releases. People have been asking me for years about recording a swing album. I’ve always loved the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, and although I often play this music live, I haven’t recorded much of it until now. As always with my CDs, I like to have a mixture of styles to keep it interesting for the listener. So there’s everything from the beautiful Django piece, ‘Nuages’, my own arrangement of Duke Ellington’s famous, ‘Caravan’, right through to a few of my own compositions, including the more classical, ‘More Than a Memory’.–Fiona Pears
As you can see from the cover, this album is intended to be fun! I had a great time recording it and I hope the listener will hear this in the performances…”
The brand new CD, Swing Driven Thing, is released worldwide (including the iTunes store) on April 3rd 2014 to coincide with Fiona’s New Zealand tour of the same name.
As we head out again with AoTNZ next week, we thought we’d re-post this video from our 2012 trip… We hope you enjoy it! 🙂