For a British singer-songwriter yet to release her debut album, Fiona Bevan already has a mighty resumé. Not to mention an address book to kill for.
Bevan’s powerful live performances recently moved the Guardian to say that she “took us on startling odysseys that suggested Erykah Badu, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush spine-tinglingly joined.”
But before all that, Bevan already had a calling card known to millions, as the co-writer, with Ed Sheeran, of One Direction’s 2012 No. 1 ‘Little Things.’ The multi-instrumentalist, Suffolk-born but half British and half Canadian, has been writing songs “since I didn’t even know what songs were,” as she puts it.
She’s been championing other new talent at her own live music evenings, Fiona Bevan Presents, at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston. She’s also been laying the groundwork by supporting Sheeran on tour, releasing her own EPs and working up a list of co-writers that has a distinctly prestigious glow about it.
As well as that 1D credit with Ed, it includes work with Grammy-winning producer-musicians John Shanks and David Hodges in Los Angeles, former Kaiser Chiefs member Nick Hodgson, True Tiger, Ghostpoet, Dan Dare, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Gwyneth Herbert, Mikill Pane, Fem Fel…the Hot List goes on.
Now, Fiona is ready to unveil the “fiery and sweet” collection of soul and folk-tinged pop songs she’s been creating for herself in a little studio, near the British Museum, with producer Shawn Lee and engineer Pierre Duplan.
Fiona Bevan’s debut album ‘Talk To Strangers’ was released in April 2014 on Proper Records.