Event Details

Event date: 
01 April 2019
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Multi-platinum selling English singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan joins up-and-coming songwriters from ICMP London - The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance for the final Songwriters' Circle of the 2018-2019 series.

She will join ICMP Songwriting Tutor and host Shane Beales and four other ICMP student and alumni songwriters at the event.  

Student Performers

The circle will also feature:

Ronni Mardor (BA Songwriting)
Irene Skylakaki  (MA Songwriting)
Stina Mai (BA Songwriting)
Sophie Holden (BA Songwriting

Who is Fiona Bevan?

Fiona Bevan is a British-Canadian songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist from Suffolk, UK with a sweet, fiery voice and a soulful folk-pop sound creating "startling odysseys that suggest Erykah Badu, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush spine-tinglingly joined" (The Guardian).

Her new EP, Wild Angels Sweet Demons, was produced by Grammy award-winning engineer Robin Baynton (Mumford And Sons, Laura Marling, Isaac Gracie) and went straight to number 3 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart in November 2018. The EP was an eagerly awaited follow up to Fiona’s debut studio album, 'Talk To Strangers' in 2014, which was released in UK, Europe, Australia and Japan and in USA and Canada in conjunction with Universal Canada.

In between releases, Fiona has been working as a multi-platinum songwriter, writing hit songs for other artists including the award-winning number one song 'Little Things' for One Direction, plus singles for Aurora, Andy Brown (Lawson), Lewis Capaldi, Tom Walker, Lights, Hey Violet, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Mika, Backstreet Boys, Natalie Prass and Matthew E. White. She has also recently been writing with Lennon Stella, Lukas Nelson and Treetop Flyers, and has just returned from touring the UK supporting Ruston Kelly and The Wandering Hearts, after they met onstage playing at The Bluebird in Nashville in June.

Fiona has also toured in the UK and Europe with Ed Sheeran, Nick Mulvey, Billie Marten, Ingrid Michaelson, Gwyneth Herbert and Adam Ant, and in Canada with Hawksley Workman. Her song 'Slo Mo Tiger Glo' has been used in commercials and has recently been the theme music of BBC drama 'Age Before Beauty'. In 2018 she was a judge for the Ivor Novello Awards.

Visit Fiona's website to find out more or watch our video interview with Fiona from her previous visit to ICMP.

How to book a place? 

Students -  reserve your a place via Room Bookings using the ICMP Dashboard - look for the 'Masterclass' tab on the relevant date of the event and click 'Enrol'. 

Alumni - as always we welcome our former students back for these events. Please email events@icmp.ac.uk if you'd like to be added to the guestlist.

Applicants - we have limited places available for applicants, please email evens@icmp.ac.uk if you are interested in attending.

What is Songwriters' Circle? 

Lifting the veil on songwriters today, this writers round is a truly unique experience.

Do you love to discover new talent or listen to the finest stripped back songs? Then come along to London's fastest growing Songwriting event where songsmiths reveal how and why their lyrics came to be. Taking place in an intimate setting, the audience gets an exclusive listen to well known hit songs stripped back sung by the writers themselves as well as new material from the most talented, up and coming, songwriting students in the UK. 

Hosted by our tutors (which include a Mercury Music Prize Nominee and No 1 UK writers and artists), and featuring an exciting line-up of successful alumni along with ICMP student artists and our fantastic line up of special guests... you never know who you'll meet! 

Open to all, the Songwriters' Circle attracts musicians, music lovers and industry alike. This is a unique blend of people coming together for one evening along with stunning songs and the stories around them, this is an experience you won't forget.