After the paired down all acoustic set, 7 Songs In 7 Days, multi award winning vocalist, pianist, composer and producer Fiona Ross is back with her full band and some incredible new songs and striking arrangements with her new album ‘Thoughts, Conversations and To Do Lists’.
Drawing on a range of emotions from the punchy horns and enquiring lyrics of ‘A Single Source of Truth’ and the can’t-catch-my-breath ‘The Don’t Stop Just Breathe Ragtime’ that Fiona says is “a perfect example of a day in my life. Running around, mentally and/or physically, ploughing through my to do list, trying to get everything done, but then equally, wanting to take a breather and stop running around and realising I can’t do everything and that I need to be sensible. That back and forth. I am sure everyone can relate to this.” With the album covering a multitude of topics, feelings and emotions, Thoughts, Conversations and To Do Lists, is exactly what the album is about.
Fiona has become known for creating her own contemporary Jazz sound using fast paced Latin Jazz, vintage jazz club and a little neo soul along with heart wrenching ballads through hre previous six albums. Named among the 100 Alternative Power Music List for 2020, and recently nominated for the ‘Positive Role Model’ award by the National Diversity Awards, multi-award winning jazz artist, editor-in-chief, journalist and founder of the award winning Women in Jazz Media organisation Fiona Ross first came to the world’s attention as “The artist that gave Ed Sheeran his ‘first push'” Daily Express, but very quickly established herself as an artist in her own right and has received incredible reviews across the globe for all of her albums. Her live performances have seen her perform at prestigious venues and her music is played on radio stations all over the world.
Fiona has achieved many accolades, including Best Jazz Song from the World Songwriting Awards for her song ‘For My Dad’, Outstanding achievement awarded by the Global Music Awards and most recently International female songwriter of the year from the International Singer Songwriters Association. She has been featured in many publications including Tinnitist, Jazziz, Record World Magazine, Jazz Corner, Ink 19 and Jazz Quarterly and was thrilled to be in the top ten of most played videos recently in Tinnitist. Fiona’s song ‘Mistress’ which was recorded live in a stairwell, was selected to be included in the British Library archives for prosperity. The sleeve notes on her last two albums were written by the legendary Maxine Gordon and Celine Peterson.
Gibbi Bettini: Guitar