Devon-born, London-based singer-songwriter FONN (real name Fionn Connolly) is an indie pop artist who's sound spans alt rock, indie folk and electro pop with an 80’s inspired, new romantic twist that has been referred to as ‘prog pop’.
Growing up, Fionn played the violin from the age of 5, taught himself guitar and piano from the age of 12, and began writing songs aged 14. Dabbling in classical composition, his debut performance (aged 17) was performed in Exeter Cathedral by a 250-strong choir and professional orchestra. He returned to this space in summer 2021 for a premiere of ‘Tomorrow, Now’ as part of the Cathedral's Scension festival, in collaboration with sculptor Martin Staniforth and Dance Group Prism.
Fionn studied music at university, where he formed the band 'Glass Parachutes’. The band broke up, and from its ashes came FONN. During his time at university, FONN performed under many monikers and with many groups - most notably as Glass Parachutes, but also under his own name and with notable university group Cadenza. Highlights included playing on the main stages at several May Balls (Music Festival-like events), performing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange, and appearing at TEDxExeter 2018.
Re-branded as 'FONN', he released his first single 'Good Light In' on 29.01.21. Since then, singles 'Below' and 'Teach Me' have been released, alongside the extended single 'Tomorrow, Now' mentioned above.
Fionn graduated from his Master's degree with distinction in Popular Music from Goldsmiths College in 2021. He is currently working on releases and preparing to take the project to the stage, having paused live performances for obvious reasons.