August 12, 2014 Edinburgh Elim

Spotlight: Fiona Crow

Edinburgh Elim's worship leader released her first album at the age of 19, and just over ten years on, is making her debut  at the world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.‎ We caught up with Fiona Crow to find out more..
Edinburgh Elim’s worship leader released her first album at the age of 19, and just over ten years on, is making her debut  at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.‎ We caught up with Fiona Crow to find out more…

What/who first inspired you to get into singing/songwriting?

When I was teenager I really loved listening to singer songwriters and I always wanted to write my own songs. I was inspired to learn the guitar by listening to people like Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morrisette. I then started to write my own songs .

 

We become like who we worship

What’s your vision for leading worship?

I’m looking for people to encounter God in a real and powerful way. The bible says we become like who we worship so we should leave our times of corporate worship changed in some way.

You recently performed at Tearfund’s Coffee Tour. How was the experience?

It was a real privilege for my music to be involved in highlighting the amazing work that Tearfund are doing through self-help groups in Ethiopia. They are seeing lives being transformed through a very simple but powerful approach. All the tour dates were in coffee shops…I really love coffee… But I don’t drink it when I’m singing because it affects my voice. I just had to watch everyone else enjoy their coffee!

What can we expect from your upcoming gig at The Fringe this Friday at 9pm, Edinburgh Elim?

I’m singing most of my own songs that reflect my faith and my outlook on life. There will be a few songs in there that might surprise people and it will be quite interactive .

How does performing at a gig compare to leading worship?

It’s a different headspace and approach. The music still carries a message and God will still use it. In some ways people will respond more individually than corporately. I definitely get more nervous for gigs than leading worship.

Any advice for budding musicians out there?

Listen to as many different styles of music as possible and practice your scales! It sounds boring but they are the foundation to everything. There is always more to learn in music so don’t settle but always try to get better.

Best moment to date performing/playing?
I’ve been involved in CLAN youth for many years now and some my favourite times of leading worship have been there. It’s an amazing thing to see young people encounter God in worship.

Come along and see Fiona perform this Friday 15th August at 21:00, Edinburgh Elim, Venue 132. Purchase tickets here or reserve via the box office – call 0131475086 or email office@edinburghelim.com. There is limited capacity so booking is essential.

Find find out more about worship at Edinburgh Elim here.

Fiona has released two songs via Rechord. Have a listen below.

I Will Look to You

I Long to Live for You

 

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