Date(s) - 01/09/2017
8:00pm - 11:00pm
LA pop artist, Fiona Grey, will be coming to Harrogate’s Blues Bar on the 1st of September.
After a series of dates at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Fiona is preparing to embark on her ‘Money Tour’ around the UK this September with her Harrogate show set to be her only stop in the Yorkshire region.
Fiona has revealed the video for her latest single, “Money” from which the tour takes its name. Drawing inspiration from fashion photographer, Helmut Newton, Grey and her director Chase R. McCurdy filmed the music video in Paris, where they shot specific scenes in the infamous “Le Smoking” alley — the exact location where Newton styled and photographed the statement-making Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo in 1975. The video was also styled by Los Angeles-based fashion stylist and costume designer, Alexandra Mandelkorn. “Money” will be featured on Grey’s upcoming EP, produced by Mike Schuppan (M83, Paramore, Jimmy Eat World, Ziggy Marley), due out this Autumn.
Fiona Grey is a twenty-two year old composer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, by way of Chicago. With a background in musical theater performance, and influences including David Bowie, Debbie Harry and Missing Persons, Grey pushes the boundaries of traditional pop music through her edgy songs and energetic live performances. Dubbed a “very worthy young pop talent” by Popmatters, Grey has performed at notable LA venues such as Troubadour and Resident, and shared the bill with popular acts including Charli XCX and Foals while touring as a backing vocalist for KITTEN.
To date, Grey has released two EPs, including Striped Heart and Belladonna. The latter featured the acclaimed singles “Beauty Queen” — “a heartfelt lowrider that woos its way into your teen dream heart”, according to Neon Gold Records — and “What You Want”, which was featured on The Wild Honey Pie and placed on a promo spot for TV Land’s “Younger”, starring Hillary Duff and Sutton Foster.
Grey is currently gearing up for the release of her newest EP, due out this Autumn. The record, according to Grey, will examine our culture’s widespread infatuation with pop culture and obsession with love. With powerful vocals, live string instrumentation and a rock ‘n’ roll heartbeat, the EP invites listeners to tap into their own human emotions, taking them on a journey wrought with tenderness and uncertainty. Grey’s cinematic new EP will provide an anthem for contemporary lives.
Fiona Grey will play The Blues Bar in Harrogate on 1st September 2017.