Los Angeles, CA, April 20, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Elegant and soulful, contemporary and classical, all of these elements are part of Fiona Joy's solo piano performances on Signature – Solo, a new album in which each song is a modern fairytale. Fiona Joy’s name is known to many thanks to her award-winning recordings, and yet Signature - Solo is her first solo piano release. Signature – Solo, produced by Cookie Marenco for her Tiny Island Music, is immediately available for purchase in a variety of physical and digital formats at http://tinyislandmusic.bandcamp.com/
Marenco shares insights on Fiona Joy’s music, and the inspiration to release it in more “mainstream” formats such as CD and mp3 through Tiny Island Music. "Fiona's music is a cross between George Winston's simple melodies and Ludovico Einaudi's musical sophistication."
The artist and producer met several years ago when Fiona Joy signed to Blue Coast Records for high-fidelity recordings, as Marenco has partnered with Sony Music to deliver hi-resolution music to discerning audiophile consumers. Early reviewers are in favor of what they’re hearing. Writer Lawrence Devoe (Blu-rayDefinition) wrote, “I heard echoes of George Winston in some of the tracks like ‘Ceremony’, and reminiscences of Michael Nyman’s minimalist piano works in ‘Fair Not’, but Fiona Joy really brings her own voice that will take listeners deep into the heart of her contemporary music. The alternative version of ‘Once Upon Impossible’, an ethereal voice-piano duet, lets us see the other side of the artist.”
In fact, the aforementioned duet presents another “first” that will please Fiona Joy’s fans, as she makes her vocal debut on the song “Once Upon Impossible (Duet).” Also, a poignantly simple original version of the popular song “Grace” appears on the album; earlier this year, a remixed version of the song was part of this year’s Best New Age Grammy®-winning album.
Concert reviewer Michael Diamond, who attended Fiona Joy’s 2014 Throckmorton Theatre concert in San Francisco where she first performed “Grace” and other pieces from Signature – Solo, commented “What I appreciated most was being able to listen and watch Fiona at the piano. The passion and elegance in her performance was breathtaking, as her flawless technique combined with pure emotional expression.”
Taking a break from demanding rehearsals for her upcoming tour in China, Fiona Joy says that – in contrast to her last and somewhat more existential album 600 Years in a Moment – creating Signature – Solo with Marenco was a more inward journey, an exploration of maintaining magic in our lives, even when life itself gets in the way. Key songs include “Fair Not,” “Once Upon Impossible,” “Invisible Train,” and “Little Star.”
The Australia-based pianist/composer/producer and, now, vocalist adds “I hope that with all of these fantastic audio formats, every fan will be reached, and you will hear my feelings in these songs; they are dedicated to saving that small place in everyone’s heart, the place where fairytales linger, and where we find the strength to meet our reality...with grace.”
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