Fiona O'Shea
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Fiona O'Shea

Hughenden, Queensland, Australia | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Hughenden, Queensland, Australia
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Fiona O’Shea releases new EP ‘Rose’"

The singer-songwriter known as Fiona O’Shea has released her newest EP record, titled, “Rose,” to emphatic, widespread critical and fan acclaim. The record is comprised of five original tracks for a total of approximately 20 minutes of listening time. As a late 2012 release from O’Shea, the EP “Rose” serves as an excellent primer for her growing repertoire, which has since increased by February’s single, “On Top of the World,” also.

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, Mondo Tunes - Sonic Smash Music


Discography

2010 - 5 track EP released titled Rose. Produced and recorded at Pacific International Music - studios Hervey Bay and Nashville
2011- Restless A Little Reckless released on Country Radio Singles - charted in the top 10 most ordered for airplay on the AIRIT/AMRAP service and on the Mildura Hot Country Charts
2011 - Rose released on Country Radio Singles - charted Mildura Hot Country Radio
2013 - Single song released on Country Radio Singles -  On Top of the World. Charted Mildura Hot Country Radio

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Fiona OShea is a winner in the James Donaldson Publishing Groups (USA) 2013/2014 Fall Songwriting Competition, signing a publishing contract for her single RESTLESS A LITTLE RECKLESS.

2013 saw the global re-release of Fionas debut EP ROSE after Restless A Little Reckless spun on the TOP 10 AMRAP Airit Charts (most ordered for airplay) and successfully gained a position on MILDURAS TOP 100 HOTFM COUNTRY CHARTS in Australia.


Fionas latest single release, ON TOP OF THE WORLD is currently on radio playlists throughout Australia (CRS 166) and in October 2013 charted on the 106.7FM Hot Country Charts. Fiona also charted at #1 on the Reverbnation Country Charts for the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and qualified through to the second round of judging for the 2013 APRA Professional Development Awards as well as being a 2013 MUSICOZ AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS finalist.

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