Fiona Lee Maynard

Fiona Lee Maynard

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Ecelectic, energetic, engaging & entertaining with 20+years of Rock n roll/life stories to tell & a mulit-octave range to sing with. Shades of folk, blues, soul, showtunes, through to psychadellic prog-rock, metal grunge and flamenco. Gypsy spirit, country pop heart, part siren, part girl next door.

Biography

Fiona Lee Maynard is a composer, collaborator and performer with over 3 decades’ experience.
Recording her first song at the tender age of 15. Post High School, formed "Have A Nice Day" & achieved a degree of notoriety for her live performances and as a songwriter, bass player and vocalist signed to Shock 1989, & Mushroom Records 1990 - 1994.
In 1996 Fiona Lee Maynard & guitarist James Lomas recorded an album as “In Vivo” whilst living and performing in USA. The debut was produced by Johnette Napolitano, released on Birdcage Records in USA & Canada and TWA in Australia. In Vivo continued independently releasing albums and performing live until 2001.
Fiona Lee Maynard continues to explore a variety of musical styles and genres, in performance, in composition and in collaboration with other artists. Venturing into the softer side of her singer/songwriter persona, Fiona joined forces with violinist/fiddler Emma Rodda as the duo "Femme Royale’ and dabbled in Countrified-folk-rock-blues with the 4-piece “The Last Call”. Fiona Lee Maynard holds down the bass groove for “Tijuana Souvenirs” and appears as guest vocalist on a multitude of independent Melbourne bands’ releases.
Fiona Lee Maynard is now a self-recording artist and highly motivated to compose with respect to her inspiration and ambition to express the inexpressible, and entertain in the process.
Fiona Lee Maynard’s 2009 projects have included release of Tijuana Souvenirs debut EP and promotional live performances, solo acoustic performances and the work in progress on a self recorded, self composed, solo album, (with special guests).

Lyrics

NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS

Written By: Fiona Lee Maynard

NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS
(Lyrics & music by Fiona Lee Maynard 2009)

It’s not OK cause you were robbed
to steal – don’t you remember how it made you feel?

Peel layers off your mask real love or a farce
Why would you even ask if you trusted this
I go to extremes believing in another’s dreams
Test the fabric and the seams it can all miss

BUT I DARE YOU - TO SEND THROUGH
ANYTHING - YOU WANT TO
I KNOW WHY - YOU WON’T TRY
LET TIME FLY
I GOT NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS!

These flashes that I see Intuition calling me
Back from fantasy to expose this
To somebody I trust

AND I DARE YOU - TO SEND THROUGH
ANYTHING - YOU WANT TO
I KNOW WHY - YOU WON’T TRY
LET TIME FLY
I GOT NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS
I GOT NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS

Somebody I trust won’t start to adjust
They’re not taken nor fussed by this bull****

SO I DARE YOU – TO SEND THROUGH
ANYTHING – YOU WANT TO
I KNOW WHY – YOU WON’T TRY
LET TIME FLY
I GOT NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS
I GOT NO PRIOR CONVICTIONS.

When The Wind Blows

Written By: Fiona Lee Maynard & Ron Peno

When the wind blows
I'll be cold & I'll pretend
When the wind blows
I'll be moving on again
When the wind blows
On another phase
Close a chapter turn a page
When the wind blows

When the willow starts
to get its buds anew
When the winter skies
have turned from grey to blue
When the wind blows
Through this dirty town
All the leaves come tumbling down
When the wind blows

When the wind blows
and I hear that lonesome sound
When the wind blows
And it all gets turned around
When the wind blows
and I'm feeling blue
I'll be standing there by you
When the wind blows

When the wind blows
Seasons come & seasons go
When the wind blows
Hot & dry or cool and slow
When the wind blows
we'll get out of here
a memory left for you my dear
When the wind blows

Discography

Fill Me Up - single (H.A.N.D)
H.A.N.D - EP (H.A.N.D)
Get To Know You - Single (H.A.N.D)
Explore - LP (H.A.N.D)
Slipped Away - single (H.A.N.D)
All Of Me - single (H.A.N.D)
You Understand - single (H.A.N.D)
Not Crying Anymore - single
My Time - LP
In Vivo - LP (In Vivo)
Scary - EP (In Vivo)
Punks Like You Are A Dime A Dozen - LP (In Vivo)
Choking Me - single (In Vivo)
Tijuana Souvenirs - EP (Tijuana Souvenirs) released 2009 receiving RRR airplay

You can find more demo'd & unreleased tunes on reverbnation & myspace/fionaleemaynard

Set List

current solo set comprises 30 mins of original tunes & can throw in 1 or more covers, current cover choice is Patti Smith's "Free Money" from her seminal album Horses.