Fiona Corinne

Friday, October 21, 2016

FionaCorinneFiona Corinne is a spunky and spirited singer-songwriter who puts her own showtune twist on pop and rock, for an honest and unique musical experience. In live performance, Fiona sings and accompanies herself on keyboard as a solo act with an attitude. At a mere 5’1”, Fiona may be tiny, but she has a big personality and an even bigger voice. According to Leah Creary of the Rochester City Newspaper, “This local singer-songwriter has a solid grasp on what makes pop music so appealing… As a result, Corinne’s rich ballads will stick with you long after you’ve stopped listening to them.”

Fiona has been passionate about making music since she was a little girl. “I used to sit in time out and scream so loudly that the next door neighbor could hear me,” Fiona says. “I was destined to be a singer; I was loud and didn’t want out of the spotlight.” Her first taste of the stage came when she was in 3rd grade and auditioned for her elementary school’s musical. Throughout her school career, she took part in many school and community choirs, as well as musical theatre productions. She began piano instruction in 1999, and formal voice lessons in 2005. She has been writing and performing original music for over 11 years. Fiona grew up in a house full of music, and has been influenced by every genre imaginable. From opera to 80s hair metal, Corinne draws inspiration from anything and everything in life.

By the age of 24, Fiona Corinne has had the opportunity to be part of events such as JP Porchfest (Jamaica Plain, MA), PVDFest (Providence, RI), Art of Beer (Niagara Falls, NY), Millennium Music Conference (Harrisburg, PA), MOVE Music Festival (Albany, NY), Gettysburg Rocks (Gettysburg, PA), and the Corn Hill Arts Festival (Rochester, NY), as well as many benefits and fundraisers hosted by organizations like The American Cancer Society, East Boston Camps, The Jimmy Fund, Face 2 Face Rochester, and Ghandi Earth Keepers. Before she moved to Boston, MA in 2015, Fiona was very active in her hometown’s music scene, having rocked out at many Rochester, NY hot spots. In addition to local performances, Fiona has traveled out town, state, and even country to share her music with the world. She has also come in first place in several competitions, including Westford’s Apple Blossom Festival’s Battle of the Bands, the final local round of 2015’s Hard Rock Rising competition at the Niagara Falls, USA location, and Rochester Songwriter’s Stage with her song I Don’t Want to (Fall in Love). Fiona has recently been lucky enough to participate in several radio and YouTube interviews and performances, including Night Train Sessions (Westford, MA), The Real Radio Show (New York, NY) and WEMF Radio (Boston, MA). Fiona loves to perform at private events, parties and nursing homes, and works as a full time busker, playing popular covers and original music on the streets of Boston. She is constantly adding to her musical resume and does not plan to stop performing live shows anytime soon.

Fiona completed her first solo tour in August of 2015, and included 12 cities in the Eastern half of the United States. She is currently in the process of recording a full length acoustic album of solely original songs. In addition to a future LP, Fiona’s single Just Go is available for on iTunes and all music streaming/purchasing sites. Though working as a full time musician means late nights and an endless to-do list, Fiona thrives on the entertainment she provides. Democrat & Chronicle’s John Spaulding said, “While I sat through, and thoroughly enjoyed the live performance, I could easily feel the music is sung from her heart, but originates from deep within her soul. Her passion and love for music is tremendous. Her goal of becoming a world wide singer/songwriter is unwavering. When we sat down to talk, you can see the determination through her eyes and again right to her soul.” When Fiona takes the time to step back from being a rock star, she likes to spend time with her support crew of friends, family and boyfriend. She loves her pets, crafts, hair dye, junk food and very loud music.