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 52)
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres Pop rock, hard rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1985–present (singer)
Labels Wounded Bird Records
Associated acts Warrant
Winger
Kip Winger
Reb Beach
Rod Morgenstein
Beau Hill
Notable instruments
Voice

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

Life and career[edit]

Of Irish origin, Fiona was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey after her parents moved from Dublin to the United States.[1] Brought up in a traditional Irish Catholic family, from childhood Fiona felt drawn to traditional Irish music and learned to play the clarinet at school. Even when she was offered a grant to attend the University School of Drama in New York, she chose a musical career instead.

There are videos for the songs "Talk To Me" from Fiona, "Hopelessly Love You" and "Living In A Boy's World" from Beyond The Pale, "Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me)" (a duet with Kip Winger) and "Where the Cowboys Go" from Heart Like a Gun, and "Hearts Of Fire" from the Hearts of Fire (soundtrack) (which features 4 exclusive otherwise unreleased songs from Fiona).

She also guested on Aldo Nova's Twitch album, Warrant's Cherry Pie album, appeared in an episode of the US television show Miami Vice in the second season episode "Little Miss Dangerous", and acted in the movie Hearts of Fire. Winger members Kip Winger, Reb Beach, and Rod Morgenstein have played on Fiona's albums. Despite popular assumptions that Kip and Fiona were romantically involved at one point, Kip maintains that they were never more than just friends.[2]

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.[3]

Fiona now resides in New Jersey with her husband and two young children.

In May 2011, Fiona announced on her official website that she will be releasing new music.

Discography[edit]

Partial Chart Success[edit]

  • 1990 Everything You Do (You're Sexing Me) The Billboard Hot 100 52
  • 1989 Everything You Do Mainstream Rock Tracks 22
  • 1985 Talk To Me Mainstream Rock Tracks 12
  • 1985 Talk To Me The Billboard Hot 100 64

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. ^ "Metal Sludge Rewind with Kip Winger". Metal Sludge. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.rebbeach.com/history_faq_opinions.htm Rebbeach.com Retrieved on 05-07-07

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