1940's Singer Fiona Harrison
Fiona Harrison is a costume artist with a passion for the 1940's. She regularly performs songs from this era in authentic military uniforms and glamorous evening gowns.
Now internationally recognised as Britain’s Finest Professional 1940's Singer / Entertainer, Fiona is able to perform songs which cover the whole spectrum of ‘40s music from Big Band and Swing, Lindy-Hop to Sing-along.
When in uniform her shoulder-length hair is neatly rolled up off the collar, shoes and all brasses are gleaming. When wearing an evening gown her accessories and colour co-ordination must be spot on for the 1940's right down to the colour of her lipstick!
On stage, Fiona is a true professional combining close harmony work with authenticity. Her repertoire is as extensive as anyone you are likely to meet and her presentation is extremely entertaining.
To view Fiona's 1940s show reel click onto the video below:
Apart from her popular uniformed shows, Fiona is able to offer several glamorous “Big Band and Swing Cabarets”, which she performs in 1940's evening apparel. Inspired by the look of Rita Hayworth, combined with the music of Glen Miller and the Andrews Sisters, Fiona is able to bring the distinction of 1940's Hollywood to your event anywhere in the world!
Current 1940's Shows Available
“The Fleet’s In Port Again”
“We’ll Meet Again”
“Those Magnificent Men”
“Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree”
(Big Band and Swing Show, Rita Hayworth style)
USA Stars and Stripes Show
An all American show inspired by the music of The Andrew Sisters, Glen Miller, Broadway and Hollywood musicals. This show is packed with classic American foot tapping tunes from the 1930's and 40's. Sing-along with “California here I Come” to “Deep in the Heart of Texas”.
A Unique, dazzling W.A.V.E.S. show, performed in authentic uniform, featuring the hottest musical swing tunes of the 1940's with a glamorous American “South Pacific” flavour.
Sing Sing Sing
A Vibrant show designed for Lindy-Hop Dancers. This performance includes tunes for the “Charleston Stroll” and “Shim Sham”. Sing Sing Sing is packed full of great dance music and can be performed as the 2nd part of a 2 x 45 minute set or during your Big Band’s comfort break. Popular dance tunes such as “Cho Cho Ch Boogie” and “There ain’t Nobody Here But us Chickens” are also included.
Hooray for Hollywood
Be transported back to the glory days of the Hollywood musicals as Fiona performs songs made famous by stars such as Judy Garland, James Cagney, Carman Miranda Rita Hayworth and more.
Underneath the Arches
Join Fiona as she takes her audience for a walk down Lambeth Way with popular Cockney sing along tunes from World War Two. Performed in Pearly Queen costume this show includes songs such as “Knees up Mother Brown”, “Leaning on a Lampost”, “I've got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” and many more!
Evette the Spivette
Fiona has invented a bright new character for the 1940s scene - a female singing Spiv who will both charm and delight you like no other! Performed as a 45 minute compliment to one of her three shows daily options or as a 60 minute evening cabaret, Fiona will draw you into this wonderful musical ripping yarn world of Evette whilst wearing pin stripe and moving like no other.
To find out more about this stunning show click onto the Evette the Spivette page.
Especially designed for Heritage Re-anactment events and Steam Railways. A choice of 3 x 45 minute non repetitive shows performed daily from any of the above titles + an optional Friday or Saturday night glamour cabaret. Both sing along, Lindy Hop and social dance music can be provided and catered for.
Please note – special educational uniformed versions for children are available – tailor made to suit your schools requirements. Please telephone 01525 370453 for more information.
In January 2012 Fiona was featured in the UK’s Top nostalgic monthly magazine the “Best of British”. To read the article click onto the picture below for an enlargement.
Credits Have IncludedD-Day Commemoration Tours 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005
Sainte – Me’re Iglise – American D-Day Anniversary
Ver-ser-Mer – The American Gold Beach Museum,
Arromanches – D-Day Museum,
War in the Vale Ashdown WW2 Camp 2012, 2011
Badsey, Evesham, Worcestershire
Kent and East Sussex Railway 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Middlewich 1940s Weekend 2012, 2010
Middlewich Town Centre, Cheshire
Wales at War 2012, 2009, 2008
Penmaenmawr, Conway, North Wales
The Famous 1940s Weekend 2012, 2007, 2006, 2005
The Poppy Line, North Norfolk Railway, Sheringham, Norfolk
Salute to the 40s 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007
The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent
Herts Summer Air Show 2011
Rougham, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk
Nene Valley Railway 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Wansford Station, Peterborough
Ploughs to Propellers 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006
Rougham Airfield, Bury St Edmunds
1940s Liberation Anniversary 2009
Tatton Park 2009, 2008, 2007
Operation Overlord 2009, 2008
Great Central Railway, Loughborough, Leicester
Stallag 4B Reunion 2008, 2007, 2006
Trucks and Troops 2008
National Motor Museum
Battle of Britain Ball 2008, 2007
Hanger Dance, R.A.F. Henlow, Beds
Railway at War 2007, 2006, 2005
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
60th Anniversary Liberation Dance 2005
Beau Sejour, Guernsey
60th Liberation Celebrations 7th, 8th, 9th May 2005
Jersey (Attended by H.M the Queen and Prince Philip)
The Burma Star Association 2004
The Wintergardens, Blackpool, Lancs
Fiona is able to cater for indoor and outdoor events and is able to sing in French. She has become a regular visitor to Arromanches and performs for the Normandy commemorations held outside the 6th June Museum every year.
To see Fiona in action click onto the video below where you can view her performing live in Arromanches with Normandy Veteran Len Cox.