Fini Bearman

Birmingham Jazz

With the success of her latest album ‘La Loba’ (Bad Mother Records, 2020), ‘…Skilful and accurate… wistful soulfulness’ (John Fordham), ‘…One of contemporary music’s most imaginative song stylists’ **** (Jazzwise), and her much praised album of songs from the Gershwin classic, ‘Porgy & Bess’ (F-IRE Records, 2014), ‘A magnificent achievement’**** (, Fini Bearman has made a name for herself on the UK Jazz scene as ‘a true jazz artist’ (Londonjazznews), equally at home performing original music as well as interpreting classic songs.

For this latest intimate and compelling project Fini is joined by pianist Tom Cawley (Curios, Acoustic Ladyland, Peter Gabriel), and bassist Calum Gourlay (Kurt Elling, Kit Downes), where they are reimagining songs from the late, great songwriter of our time, David Bowie. In this acoustic lineup they will be revisiting and exploring some of David Bowie’s most-loved songs, as well as delving into some of his lesser-known back catalogue.

Songs include Heroes, Space Oddity, Changes, Oh You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, and much more!

Line Up: Fini Bearman – voice/guitar, Tom Cawley – piano, Calum Gourlay – bass

‘…Skilful and accurate… wistful soulfulness’ – John Fordham
‘…One of contemporary music’s most imaginative song stylists’ **** (Jazzwise),
‘…Skilful and accurate… wistful soulfulness’ – John Fordham, Jazzwise
‘…The incredible improvised poetry of Fini Bearman’ – ‘A Guide to UK Jazz’ – Bandcamp Daily
‘…A stunning album..A thing of unsurpassed beauty. **** ‘recommended’ (Jazzwise)
‘The multi-talented Fini Bearman’ – Ian Mann (thejazzmann)
‘…With a warm, clear and expressive voice she brings a sense of realism and even practicality to her storytelling style.’ –
‘A beautiful recording…She’s on top compositional form.’ –
‘Here is a writer who not only vividly communicates her own thoughts and others’, but also wraps the sung words in shifting waves of colour and texture, combining crashing breakers with coruscating pools of heart-on-sleeve emotion…’ – AP Reviews