Dublin, County Dublin
Soulful. Honest. Heartfelt. These are just a few of the words that crop up time and time again in conversations around Irish singer/songwriter Fia Moon. The Dublin-born but London-based artist’s blend of R&B-tinged pop has drawn comparisons to the likes of Halsey, Jhene Aiko, Banks and Snoh Aalegra.
The juggernauts of jazz and soul like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones moulded Fia’s musical tastes from an early age. Performing since the age of five and surrounded by music thanks to her parents, who are of Irish and Italian heritage, her father a classically trained musician and her mother a music teacher. Fia began gigging while studying in Dublin, posting covers online and developing her sound before she made the jump to move to London.
The authenticity of those past musical legends is what inspires Fia’s emotion-laden and deeply personal songwriting, meaning it’s little surprise that her lyrics are often what garner her a lot of praise. However, it’s the range and power of her classically trained vocal that allows her words to soar and truly connect with people.
Her previous releases have received acclaim from the likes of Clash, The Irish Times, EARMILK, Nialler9 and The Official Charts, while also featuring on popular Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday UK, New Pop Revolution, A Breath Of Fresh Eire and Fresh Finds. She has also gained radio traction both in the UK and Ireland and was named on RTE 2FM’s Rising list for 2019 (the equivalent of BBC’s ‘Music Sound Of…’)
Her most recent single 'Water Runs Through' was premiered by EARMILK and was also featured by the popular YouTube channel Dynmk. The song led to Fia being named as the Irish Times’ New Artist of the Week and in Nialler9’s Top 50 Best Irish Acts of 2018.
2019 saw Fia Moon complete the festival season in Ireland having played Forbidden Fruit, Body & Soul, Indiependence and We've Only Just Begun at Whelan’s as well as support slots with popular Irish bands Wild Youth, The Coronas and LAOISE, alongside performances on Sofar Sounds London and on viral YouTube channel Mahogany’s live lounge with her cover of Juice WRLD’s Lucid Dreams.
With her being chosen as one of 20 new artists to watch by GoldenPlec in its renowned Plec Picks series and new songs set for release, 2020 is gearing up to be a truly breakthrough year for Fia and her deeply personal and highly relatable music.
“...refreshing and totally natural” - CLASH Magazine
“Fia is carving a niche for herself as a promising new artist, and is certainly bringing something new and diverse to the Irish music scene.” - Nialler9
...a dazzlingly honest and deceptively catchy pop piece that embodies Fia’s rich and melodic sonic diversity.” - The Official Charts