Fiona Joy Finalist in The USA’s Independent Music Awards

Australia’s very own New Age/New Classical success story Fiona Joy was last week nominated as a finalist in two categories in the prestigious USA Independent Music Awards to be held in New York City November 17.

Fiona was already touring in The USA when she heard the news
“I was on my way to do a radio concert at the Echoes head-quarters in Philadelphia.  What surprised me the most was that I received two nominations and my fellow band members from the new New Age group FLOW  were also nominated.  Three out of the four of us entered and all three are finalists.   Will Ackerman is the 4th member and he is a New Age legend with 30 years of Grammys and Gold records so I’m feeling very very blessed to be keeping such golden company with fellow IMA Finalists Jeff Oster and Lawrence Blatt.  So cool.  I believe its around my 7th personal nomination so I have my fingers crossed! for a win this year.”

Fiona is nominated for
Best New Age Album – Signature Synchronicity and Best New Age Song – Calling Earth.

The 15th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. More than 400 innovative self-released and indie label projects culled from thousands of submissions worldwide, were nominated by fans and industry in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories.

The winning projects will be selected by blue-ribbon panels of top recording artists that include: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, The Kills, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Sepultura, Dido, Warren Haynes [Gov’t Mule], Suzanne Vega, Gus Unger-Hamilton [alt-J], Shelby Lynne; previous IMA Winners including:Amy Lee [Evanescence], The Show Ponies, Noshir Mody, Rozina Pátkai and Ingrid Gerdes, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

IMA Winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at:

IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at The Independent Music Party @ Lincoln Center
The 15th Independent Music Award Winners will be announced November 12th from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City during a free, day long music festival showcasing exceptional IMA talent. Kicking off the event will be a ‘town-hall’ meeting where fans, bands and industry discuss new ways to keep independent arts alive and prospering.

Stream the album here


“Thematically, ‘Signature – Synchronicity’ combines mystery, magic, musical surrealism and cutting edge technology to fulfill Fiona Joy’s brave intellectual approach to what are essentially fairy tale themes. Combining a childhood fantasy with stories of the Little Red Caboose, castles, princesses, stories from well-known tales and real life experiences helps paint deep heartfelt images to flesh out the compelling and sweeping instrumental melodies and her beautifully transporting vocalizations,” – Jonathan Widran (Music Connection, All Music Guide, Jazziz)






UK’s Slow Club Release New Video Silver Morning Plus Reviews

Last month Slow Club released their fourth album “One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore,” which is available here on iTunes:

NEWLY RELEASED is the music video for their song Silver Morning:


Reviews and Highlights

“Album closers Let the Blade Do the Work and One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore provide the right balance of pop romance and crooked storytelling…” The Guardian, 3 stars (

“Slow Club present these songs in easy listening costumes, but below the surface, One Day is seething with disconnect and sorrow… Though they aren’t singing together as much, it sounds like they might be singing to each other more than ever,” Pitchfork (

One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore is, in many ways, a step away from the upbeat melodies of their older work, though this is not necessarily a bad thing.  Instead, it offers uncomplicated insight into some of the perhaps darker emotions that accompany romance. It is sleepy easy listening at its very best,” Curieux (