Dublin, County Dublin
“...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
“London-based Irish artist Fia Moon offers a glimpse of positivity in this gorgeous slice of atmospheric pop.” - Record Of The Day
...a dazzlingly honest and deceptively catchy pop piece that embodies Fia’s rich and melodic sonic diversity.” - The Official Charts
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 London based artist’s blend of R&B tinged alt-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 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…’)
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.
2020 sees Fia Moon return with a six-track mixtape of heartfelt anthems exploring the emotional struggles of heartbreak and healing that anyone can groove to. Drawing on influences of R&B, pop, soul and jazz, each song tells a different story, taking you on a journey on building back confidence, empowerment and acceptance - on bringing the focus “back to me”.
Fia was also placed on the cover of Spotify editorial playlist 'A Breath Of Fresh Eire' and added to six Spotify editorial playlists including New Music Friday UK, New Pop Revolution, Chilled Pop Hits, A Breath Of Fresh Éire and Fresh Finds - the total of which boasts a whopping 2 million followers for her recent single ‘better days’. Added to HITS 2020, POP 2020 and Homegrown Heroes Apple Music playlists. Deezer featured Fia’s single ‘better days’ in one of the platforms largest New Music playlists, 'Brand New UK' with almost 6 million followers.
The first release ‘better days’ has garnered incredible support reaching 16th place in the All Radio Irish Artists Chart, 5th in the Irish Artists Radio Breakers Chart and currently sits at 7 million impacts on Irish radio. Fia was also placed on the cover of Spotify editorial playlist 'A Breath Of Fresh Eire' and added to six Spotify editorial playlists including NMF UK & Fresh Finds - the total of which boasts a whopping 2 million followers. Deezer featured her in one of the platforms largest New Music playlists, 'Brand New UK' with almost 6 million followers and she received 12+ press features in the UK, Ireland and Belgium including Nialler9, GUAP, Record of the Day, Discover Nu and Dansende Beren.
Fia has also recently released a collaborative charity cover single of The Cranberries 'Dreams' with the 'Irish Women in Harmony', who are 40 female Irish artists and musicians using their voices in aid of Safe Ireland to raise funds to protect women and children from domestic violence which has risen by 25% during the lockdown. The single was released June 18th and is currently No.1 on the Irish Homegrown Official Charts (first female act to ever get a number 1 in this chart), No.15 in the Official Charts (highest new entry), most downloaded track outselling the entire Top 20 and has hit over 6 million radio impacts on Irish radio in its first week of release. The track has also amassed 225k views on YouTube and is the cover of Spotify's acoustic covers playlist.
2020 is gearing up to be a truly breakthrough year for Fia and her deeply personal and highly relatable blend of alt-pop.