O'Shea's genuine and heartfelt tone results in a simple, unadorned beauty that is accessible and appreciable the moment she begins to sing. Her voice is gorgeous and direct at the same time. Comparable to Alanis Morissette or Sheryl Crow.
Fiona O’Shea is “On Top of the World” after the success of debut EP, Rose. With the single Restless A Little Reckless spinning in the Top 10 Amrap Airit Charts (most ordered for airplay) and successfully gaining a position on Mildura’s Top 100 HotFM Country Charts in 2011. Afterwards to be joined by Fiona’s second single release, Rose.
For 2013 Fiona’s spanking brand new single release, On Top of the World proves again that she is an artist of substance, using strokes of brilliance and lyrical colour to tell her story. Painting a picture worth more than only words can say Fiona held the #1 position on the Reverbnation Country Charts for the Sunshine Coast early this year and made it through to the second round of applicants considered for the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards.
My husband and I had a wonderful evening with the Fiona O'Shea Duo last week. With music we could really listen too it was an enjoyable evening and we are looking forward to the next show.
Karen Andrews - J Music Management
Thank you so much for coming to the Australian Body Painting Carnivale. It was great to have musicians of your calibre performing for the audience. I also run a few other events and will definitely keep you in mind.
Danielle Taylor - Event Manager
Hi Fona, Just listened to your new single. Love it and will be looking for it on the June CRS and will certainly be putting it in my playlist. Thanks . Keep them coming.
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Gippsland F. M. 104.7 Community Radio
"Congratulations - you made it to number three in the ‘AirIt Charts: The Top Ten Tracks Most Ordered For Airplay’. Over 600 music files are ordered for airplay by radio users every week so it’s a great achievement to make the Top Ten!"
- Brooke Olsen, Airit Coordinator, AMRAP
PRESS RELEASE: O'Shea's genuine and heartfelt tone results in a simple, unadorned beauty that is accessible and appreciable the moment her record begins to play. Her voice is gorgeous and direct at the same time, somewhat like Alanis Morissette with more delicacy, or Sheryl Crow without all the prepackaged overproduction. “Rose” is an album the listener can believe sounds much like Fiona O'Shea playing acoustic, natural and unaccompanied before fans at a cafe. The EP is a straightforward musical address to her global audience, and it has all the warmth and charm in the world.
O'Shea names as important musical influences many lesser-known geniuses in the folk and country music genre, such as Australian musicians Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, and Nashville artists Buddy and Julie Miller. Patty Griffin and Alison Krauss also make her top five acts, as does the arguably most famous name, Lucinda Williams. Of these, O'Shea's writing and performing sounds most like the work of Alison Krauss, perhaps, whose music in the “O' Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack helped bring bluegrass back into the musical spotlight.
Of the lyrical themes contained in “Rose,” O'Shea writes, “From the raw emotion in 'Buried Alive,' the story in 'Rose,' or the everyday frustration of wanting to be able to see into the future [such as in] 'Restless A Little Reckless,' listeners will get the message that every feeling we have, whether it be good or bad, has been felt before and will be felt again.”
“Rose” by Fiona O'Shea is available online worldwide.
-S. McCauley, MondoTunes