Fiona (singer)

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This article is about American rock singer and actress. For Swedish DJ Fiona Fitzpatrick, see Rebecca & Fiona. For other uses, see Fiona (disambiguation).
Fiona
Birth name Fiona Eileen Flanagan
Born (1961-09-13) September 13, 1961 (age 53)
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, hard rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Atlantic Records
Geffen Records
Wounded Bird Records
Life On The Moon Records
Associated acts Warrant
Winger
Kip Winger
Reb Beach
Rod Morgenstein
Beau Hill
Website www.fionarock.com
Notable instruments
Voice

Fiona Eileen Flanagan (born September 13, 1961), known by the stage name Fiona, is an American rock music singer-songwriter and actress best known as the love interest in the 1987 Bob Dylan vehicle, Hearts of Fire.

Career[edit]

Of Irish origin, Fiona was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey after her parents moved from Dublin to the United States.[1]

At the age of 18, she moved to New York City where she began her career as a singer in several bands.[2] In the mid-1980s, she was signed to Atlantic Records. Her self titled debut album was released in 1985. The album peaked at #71 on that year's Billboard 200 chart and remained charted for a week.[3] The album's sole single, "Talk to Me", reached #12[4] and #64[5] on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot 100 charts respectively. That same year, she also guested on Aldo Nova's Twitch

Her second album, Beyond the Pale, was released in 1986. That album spawned two singles: "Hopelessly Love You" and "Living In a Boy's World". Around that time, Fiona made her acting debut in the Miami Vice second season episode "Little Miss Dangerous".[6] In 1987, Fiona starred opposite Bob Dylan in the musical drama Hearts of Fire. Fiona sings the film's title track which appears on the film's soundtrack, along with four previously unreleased song by Fiona. Her third album, Heart Like a Gun, was released in 1989. That album also yielded two singles, "Where the Cowboys Go" and "Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)", a duet with Kip Winger. She has since released two additional albums, 1992's Squeeze and 2011's Unbroken.

In addition to her own solo work, Fiona has also done backing vocals for other artists including Warrant (on the Cherry Pie album).

Personal life[edit]

Fiona was once married to producer Beau Hill, who produced, played some instruments on and sang backing vocals on some of her albums. She was also in a relationship with guitarist Reb Beach of Winger who likewise performed on her album Beyond the Pale.[7]

Since taking a break from music, Fiona has married for a second time and graduated from UCLA. She briefly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers but resigned to have children, of which she has two.[6]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Talk To Me" (1985, #12, Mainstream Rock Track/#64, The Billboard Hot 100)
  • "Everything You Do" (1989, #22, Mainstream Rock Tracks)
  • "Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)" (1990 - #22, The Billboard Hot 100)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gehman, Geoff. "FIONA: P'BURG NATIVE'S BIG VOICE FINDS A HOT SPOT ON ROCK CHARTS", The Morning Call, April 5, 1985. Accessed March 14, 2011. "All this is heady stuff for a bouncy spry 23-year-old from Phillipsburg N.J."
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Fiona Biography". allmusic.com. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fiona - Fiona". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ "Fiona - Fiona : Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  5. ^ "Talk to Me - Fiona". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  6. ^ a b Gilbert, Jessica (March 23, 2012). "Interview with Fiona Flanagan". talentspotlightmagazine.net. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ Rebbeach.com Retrieved on May 7, 2007

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