Fiona O’Shea and The Passengers are from the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia playing an upbeat fusion of rock, blues and country. Fiona and Mark O’Shea (The Passenger) are the genuine article, both individual and unconventional delivering a gritty feel good vibe topped with lashings of gutsy lead guitar riffs. Fronted by songwriter, Fiona O’Shea on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and husband Mark O’Shea on lead/slide guitar and backing vocals.
In 2010 Fiona released debut EP, Rose. Recorded and produced at Pacific International Music, Hervey Bay. With a blend of country, folk and blues, single Restless A Little Reckless received generous airplay gaining a position in the Top 10 AIRIT Charts and Fiona was a finalist in the MUSICOZ Australian Independent Awards as well as going through to the second round of judging for the APRA Professional Development Awards.
Writing songs and performing for no other reason than the need to make music, Fiona O’Shea & The Passengers continue to increase their fan base by playing at festivals (2018 Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival), venues, private events and have been support act for Dirty Rascal (Melbourne) Jerry Speiser – Men At Work, Adam Brand & The Outlaws, and the programmed Showcase at Turn Up (Sunshine Coast Music Industry’s Conference).
2019 Coming soon new music release Pacific International Music
2018 Programmed artist @ Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival
2017 Special guest opening for Dirty Rascal (Melbourne) Jerry Speiser – Men At Work
2016 Special guest opening for Adam Brand and the Outlaws
2015 Showcase @ Turn Up – Sunshine Coast Music Industry’s Conference
2014 Publishing contract with James Donaldson Publishing Groups’ (USA)
2013 Global re-release of EP “Rose”.
2013 Single release On Top Of The World charts on 106.7FM Top 100 Hits
2013 APRA Professional Development Awards, second round of judging
2013 Finalist in the MUSICOZ Australian Independent Awards
2012 Programmed artist at Caboolture Urban CM Festival
2011 Second single “Rose” charts on Mildura’s Hot 100 Hits
2011 Performed at Songwriter’s Showcase Gympie Music Festival
2011 Charted on Mildura’s Top 100 HotFM
2011 Single Restless A Little Reckless on the Top 10 AMRAP Airit Charts
2010 Recorded 5 track debut EP “Rose” with Pacific International Music
2010 Programmed artist at Gympic Music Festival