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Tour reviews

Two reviews here from Fiona’s recent New Zealand tour. Links below:

Southland Times, Friday, April 25th, 2014

The News (Central Otago), Thursday, May 01, 2014

New album out now!!

Fiona Pears - album cover - Swing Driven Thing

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’.

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…”

–Fiona Pears

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.

AoTNZ – Video clip from 2012

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! 🙂

Arts on Tour NZ dates

Fiona Pears - Concert - AoTNZ Swing Driven Thing - 20140404

We’ve just added the Arts on Tour New Zealand Swing Driven Thing dates to the gigs page. Fiona and the guys are very much looking forward to it! Fiona’s brand new CD Swing Driven Thing will be released to coincide with the tour. More
details available soon.