Iona

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Iona is a London-based singing Harpist from Wales who has gone on to become one of the UK's top unsigned cover artists. Iona has had a love for music from a young age, taking up the harp aged 7. She spent her teenage years taking part in various performances both as a soloist and as a member of various choirs and ensembles, as well as competing in competitions including the Welsh National Eisteddfod and the Young Ensemble of Dyfed. 

After graduating university in 2011 Iona became a full-time performer Iona went on to perform at various, including the National Students' TV Awards, Scarlet FM Awards and the Official Opening Event for the 2012 Olympic Games as well as having a resident performing spot at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, London.

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In late 2012 Iona was invited to join artist Laura Mvula's band as a harpist/backing vocalist. From 2012 to 2016 Iona toured internationally with Laura where she performed on TV shows including Jonathan Ross, Graham Norton, Jools Holland, Jimmy Kimmel and The David Letterman show as well as on some of the world's biggest stages such as Glastonbury Main Stage, Coachella, The Nobel Peace Prize Concert, V Festival Main Stage, the O2 Arena and the Birmingham LG Arena,

As well as Laura Mvula Iona has also toured and recorded with various artists including Karen Elson, Maxi Jazz, Tom Chaplin and Nakhane. Now following her own path as a solo artist, Iona is playing to audiences all over the UK and Europe at various parties, weddings and corporate functions, as well as writing and performing her own original material. Specialising in pop and contemporary covers, Iona is also classically trained, making her set suitable for any occasion.


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