Wed 8 Jul 2020

As music lovers, we're all ready for a return to normality and, a return to live music. In the interim, PBS has decided to bring the live vibe direct from artists' living rooms to yours with Sounds Like Home.

Sounds like Home highlights local, diverse and talented musicians from the community, with session delivering a brand new intimate recording from an artist you love; delivered immediately from artist to listener.

Tune in to Roots of Rhythm on Wednesday July 8 as we continue Sounds Like Home with Internationally acclaimed blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Fiona Boyes.


“…one of the world’s best fingerpicking blues guitarists…”  - The Guardian, Australia


The only Australian musician to be recognised at the USA Blues Music Awards, with 8 nominations for both her acoustic and electric performance.   Fiona’s original music draws on a myriad of traditional blues styles, as demonstrated on her most recent release Voodoo in the Shadows.


Fiona said this about her set:

"Straight from my home to yours! These songs were recorded live on my iPad using a free app called Multi-track DAW from Harmonicdog. It is essentially like recording on a phone - no tweaking, gear or plug-ins - just playing a live take while trying to balance vocals and guitar by proximity to the built-in iPad mic.   Actually, it reminds me very much of playing a ‘live-to-air’ performance at 3PBS when you’re in the regular studio with the presenter!   Guitar/vocals are the main focus, but you can hear a bit of foot tambourine/percussion spilling in there as well, just like I would play at my live show."


Sounds Like Home was dreamed up by PBS and is proudly supported by the City of

Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.