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Fiona Bevan

The sweet, fiery warblings of Suffolk’s Fiona Bevan have been compared to Erykah Badu, Joni Mitchell and Doris Day. Her oddball pop songs are inflected with jazz and folk, and her award-winning lyrics pry into the dark, obsessive corners of love, with a cast of stumbling party-girls, fickle sailors, bored bubble-gum shop-girls, and forlorn lovers sleeping out in trees.

Whether solo, or with her simmering, shimmering band, or her several collaborations with ARCO Collective, Fiona has been steadily flouncing her blonde afro and acoustic guitar round the London gig circuit, as well as dropping in on Zurich, Istanbul, Berlin, festivals such as Secret Garden Party, Glastonbury and Big Chill, and art events including The Hayward Gallery and Late at Tate. Fiona has just supported John Smith on his UK tour.

Fiona wooed the judges last year on Channel 4’s “Orange Unsigned Act” and has also been championed by Sting, BBC 6Music, ResonanceFM and In The City festival. Since releasing her well-received debut album on iTunes last year, her follow up EP, Us And The Darkness, recorded live with her band, is being released on Jan 24th 2011.

Fiona and her music are due to appear in a forthcoming British film starring Om Puri, on national cinema release from March 2011. Fiona has also written the preface to a 1930s novel, due to be published by Persephone Books in April 2011.

“Absolutely brilliant” Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

“Spine-tingling. Fiona Bevan completely transported me” Alex James, Blur

“Soulful and eccentric” Guardian

“A captivating new voice” London Jazz Festival 2009

“Film noir atmospheric, scorpion stinging, saccharine-coated Hell Hath No Fury ditties. Splendid stuff.”


Last Wane Days (squib-mongrel)
Live @ Kafri Studios (squib-live)
Live @ Modern Art Oxford (squib-live)
Ground Techniques (squib-treats)


Simian Frigate


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Fiona’s Website