Fiona Joy Hawkins - Media, Reviews, What the press is saying about Fiona
“One of the brightest lights in the New Age genre, Fiona Joy is poised to move into stardom."
-Will Ackerman, Founder of Windham Records & Imaginary Road
"Fiona Joy is a TRUE artist, constantly growing, signature - Synchronicity is the latest expression of her prodigious talent, I urge you to check it out."- Bog Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 16x Grammy Winner
“Fiona Joy takes over from where George Winston left off…Her music is a cross of George Winston's simple melodies and Ludovico Einaudi's musical sophistication."
– Cookie Marenco, 5xGrammy®-nominated Producer, Blue Coast Records
“Fiona Joy pours her heart and soul into playing these compositions and adds her soft, sultry vocal talents as well (on selected tracks). Songs range from somber and pensive to rollicking and energizing, held together by superb production, engineering and mixing/mastering. Chalk up another tour de force for the talented and gorgeous Aussie pianist, as well as the crew and players at IR Studios.” - Bill Binkelman, Editor, WindAndWire.com
“What I appreciated most was being able to listen and watch Fiona at the piano. The passion and elegance in her performance was breathtaking, as her flawless technique combined with pure emotional expression.”
- Michael Diamond, Music & Media Focus
Thematically, Signature – Synchronicity combines mystery, magic, musical surrealism and cutting edge technology to fulfill Fiona Joy’s brave intellectual approach to what are essentially fairy tale themes. Combining a childhood fantasy with stories of the Little Red Caboose, castles, princesses, stories from well-known tales and real life experiences helps paint deep heartfelt images to flesh out the compelling and sweeping instrumental melodies and her beautifully transporting vocalizations.– Jonathan Widran (Music Connection, All Music Guide, Jazziz)
Brilliant! laugh one minute, cry the next, dance in your seat with music that touches every sense..." -Jordan Rich, KWBZ Radio Boston
“To say Fiona Joy has a real talent would be grossly understating the obvious, but I cannot over emphasise enough, that here is a woman who not only knows her abilities and skills on the piano, but also has that amazing ability to paint lyrical pictures from her own musical imagination and carry you along on that journey with ease and confidence.” - Steve Sheppard, One World Music UK
“Fiona Joy enters the realm of masterful.” Sandy Shore, SmoothJazz.com
“My spiritual teacher would often use the term “self-transcendence” to describe the path & practice of going beyond one’s previous achievements and my dear friend, you have done just that!” – Premik Tubbs, NY musician