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Fiona Boyes

  • The Skylark Room 351 Glenfern Road Upwey, VIC, 3158 Australia (map)


$20 presale, $25 at the door

Fiona Boyes is a distinctive guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles. She has carved an international reputation performing at acoustic, guitar, jazz and blues festivals, clubs and cultural centres in 16 different countries. Most recent international tours dates were in Finland, Germany and the US.

In 2017 she received her 6th & 7th nominations in the USA Blues Music Awards, the only Australian blues musician to ever be nominated in these prestigious honours. Winner of the USA Blues Blast Music Award 2017 ‘Acoustic Album of the Year’ for audiophile acoustic album ‘Professin’ the Blues’ Fiona has just recorded a new electric album featuring her Fortune Tellers band mates Tim Neal (Hammond/bass/piano/sax) and Mark Grunden (drums/percussion) and will be touring the album from July 2018, both solo and with the band.

Equally at home on acoustic or electric guitars, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. Listen to her play and you’ll hear pre-war Delta slide, single chord Mississippi Hills grooves, intricate country blues finger picking along with material drawn from the classic blues sounds of New Orleans, Chicago and Memphis. Fiona continues to joyfully explore the music she loves with recent acquisitions such as cigarbox guitar and a rare ResoLectric Baritone adding new textures to her live show. As her friend and mentor, the late, great Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf's guitarist)said... 'She's got it! I've played with all of them - and she's got it!'

Earlier Event: July 29
Pat Pattison's Songwriting Workshop
Later Event: August 4
Benoit EP Launch