Chatting with Fiona Bevan

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Chatting with Fiona Bevan

Chances are you would have heard about Busby Marou’s giant upcoming tour. I mean, we wrote about it – where have you been? Anyway, supporting the Bus’ will be Fiona Bevan, and we thought we would get to know her a little better. Fiona is a Suffolk-born singer-songwriter whose love of music was fuelled by sing-alongs to black and white films and old musicals. From those joyous family times, Fiona perfected her craft on the London club circuit. She may have co-written a track with Ed Sheeran for boy band juggernaut One Direction, but her talents truly shine on her debut album, Talk to Strangers. Fiona: “I love clever, interesting pop and I adore storytelling. It’s important to me that no words are wasted. I write about real things that have happened to me or my friends. I try to find the focus of a story and work from there. My writing process is really an attempt to understand who I am and how not to be walked over in the world – as a woman, as a shy person, as someone doing something different.” She describes the album as “pop in disguise”. The Bridge, Castlemaine – November 20; The Loft, Warrnambool – November 22; and Beav’s Bar, Geelong – November 23.