THE ROARING 1920s & 30s
Katherine Hepburn was once reported to say that Fred Astaire gave Ginger Rodgers class and Ginger gave Fred Astaire sex appeal, two qualities Fiona has in abundance.
Renowned for her exquisite costumes, impeccable diction and crystal clear soprano voice Fiona Harrison is an artist who cuts a dash like no other. From Fabulous Flapper to Silver Screen Siren when this lady steps out on stage audiences are transfixed!
To view her 1920s and 30s showreel along with other related videos, click onto the thumbnails below:
Fiona’s appeal is equally due to her vivacious personality and mischievous sense of fun as she transports her audience back to the Art Deco days of outrageous glamour, and snazzy cars. From the girl next door to rich socialite, Fiona will set feet tapping and beads swinging as she performs numbers which include Irving Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek” and “Putting on the Ritz” to Cole Porter’s “You’re the Top” and “Let’s Do it”.
From sophisticated Hollywood goddess to crazy Charleston flapper Fiona’s shows are Delightfully Delicious and Delovely to watch!
Available to book as a straight through 60 minute show or in 2 x 45 minute sets Fiona is ideally suited to Hotels, House parties, Vintage car shows and themed occasions. For Heritage events Fiona is able to offer a weekend package of 3 x 45 minute shows daily which she performs in beautiful costumes of the period. Completely self contained Fiona comes with her own sound system and specially commissioned backing tracks, all of which have been arranged with full orchestral backing to Fiona’s own orchestral arrangements. For larger venues Fiona will engage a sound engineer but for smaller events she is able to mix sound herself.
Songs within Fiona’s 1920s / 30s repertoire include:
All of Me, Always, A Million Dollar Baby (in a five and ten sent store), Anything Goes, Baby Face, Bye Bye Blackbird, Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, California Here I Come, Change Partners, Cheek to Cheek, Goody Goody, Goodnight Sweetheart, Heart of My Heart, I Can’t Give You Anything but Love, If I Had a Talking Picture of You, I Get a Kick Out of You, Isn’t This a Lovely Day (To be Caught in the Rain), It’s Delovely, Let’s Face the Music and Dance, Leaning on a Lamppost, Me and My Girl, Me and My Shadow, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Putting on the Ritz, Swanee, The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money), The Lambeth Walk, The Man I Love, The Stately Homes of England, There’s A Small Hotel, This Years Kisses, Toot, Toot, Tootsie (Goodbye), You’re the Top, Let’s Do It (Lets Fall in Love), Yes Sir, That’s My Baby, Yes we Have no Bananas and many more!
Fiona also performs the classic Julie Andrews “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Charleston number from the popular 1960s Movie.
If you are staging a Historical event or Vintage Car Show why not feature Fiona to perform 3 x 45 minute shows daily. With her amazing wardrobe and extraordinary repertoire she can mix her sets to cover other historical periods from Victorian/Edwardian Music Hall, the 1940s and Swinging 50s and 60s all performed in beautiful costumes of the period. For more information click onto the Contact Fiona button at the side of the screen, where Fiona will be happy to answer any questions and quote for your event.
Fiona is also available as a host and compere. Smart, witty and sophisticated she brings a refreshing feminine touch to the role. No embarrassing jokes here – just a slick professional approach as she performs from “The Great American Song Book” in her top hat and tails!
Photographs shot on location by Angela Adams
at Earsham Hall, Norfolk.
David Jackson of Retro Air Photographic
at The Shuttleworth Collection, Bedfordshire.
Bee Jackson at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton.
Lewis Brockway at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
With special thanks to The Shuttleworth Collection
The Derham family of Earsham Hall