Bands with Cats–FIONN and Kaydee and Fiona
FIONN is comprised of Alanna and Brianne Finn-Morris, 19-year-old twins from White Rock, B.C. The duo recently released a single, “Skeleton” (see below).
Last year, FIONN signed with 604 Records. A new album is set for release in 2018. Louise Burns with John O’Mahony (Sara Bareilles/Vance Joy) mixed the record.
Alanna and Brianne have sung together for most of their lives. They started out busking at Vancouver’s Granville Island at the age of 12. By the time they were 14, they had played a number of shows.
The sisters cite Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell among their influences, along with contemporary artists Lorde and Hozier. Recently, they played an edition of Raincity Chronicle’s monthly Record Club event at China Cloud in Vancouver. The theme of the evening was Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours. The sisters sang three songs from the album, including “Dreams”, “Gold Dust Woman”, and “The Chain”.
More importantly, they have cats.
Human(s): Alanna and Brianne
Band affiliation (if any): The silly humans sing in the duo FIONN.
Cat(s): Kaydee and Fiona
Origin story (cat): When we were six years old, our parents told us we were going “shopping for eggs” and drove us to a farm where they proceeded to walk out with two kittens! We were extremely happy, but relentlessly asked, “What about the eggs?”
Approximate # of hours your cat sleeps per day: Probably 23.5
Approximate # of hours your cat is awake: About 30 minutes to eat and snuggle
Approximate amount of time your cat stares at you with murder in his/her eyes: NEVER… except maybe when we hold their paws and try to make them dance to our favourite songs…
Most annoying thing about your cat: Fiona and Kaydee have grown very needy in their old age! We love the snuggles, but hate when they knead our good jeans!
Best thing about cat(s): They are also twins!
Favourite sleeping spot:
Kaydee: A plastic bag
Fiona: the humans’ beds
Favourite toy: We’re their main source of entertainment. However, sometimes they will humor us by chasing around a rubber band attached to a string.
Does your cat have a theme song? If so, what? When we were kids we used to make them the stars of their own music videos, chasing them around the garden with a pink Canon digital camera. Fiona starred in Lady Gaga`s “Alejandro”, and Kaydee in Katy Perry`s “California Girls”.
If your cat(s) threw a raging party, what would be on the playlist?
Fiona: “Fergalicious” by Fergie, “Oops I did it Again” by Britney Spears, “I`m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred (she thinks she`s the shit)
Kaydee: Kaydee is a gentle soul, she wouldn`t throw a raging party… You may, however, catch her sitting home alone on a Friday night listening to Janis Ian`s “At Seventeen”.
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