THE FIFI MONDELLO TRIO

THE FIFI MONDELLO TRIO

Fifi Mondello's life has been steeped in music, theatre and dance. All the influences come together to create a performer who is a fresh new voice from a lost age, reminiscent of a bygone ear, while rooted firmly in the present day.

Fifi cannot remember a time when she wasn't performing. She started dance lessons when she was just 3 years old, followed by piano lessons at 5. As a little girl, she would dance around the tables of the local coffee shop, singing along to the jukebox playing "It's My Party And I'll Cry If I Want To", commencing formal training in her teens.

Fifi has been singing live for more than two decades and regularly performs around Perth. She is also on the roster of Sydney-based record label, "The A&R Department". In 2011, Fifi released her debut original album, "It's True" (available on iTunes). Decadent, confessional and elemental, the album was extremely well received and gained extensive airplay on radio stations all around Australia as well as being names in the Top 10 Tip Sheet of recommended albums released by PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne. The highly popular title track was added to rotation on Sydney's FBI 94.5FM and climbed its way into the AirIt Great Southern Charts Top 10 for three consecutive weeks. 

Fifi wrote, produced, performed in and choreographed her cabaret show "A Hard Man Is Good To Find", which premiered as part of the 2014 FRINGE WORLD Festival. The near sell-out show attracted a 4 star review from the West Australian Newspaper, delighting in Fifi's "...beautiful, strong voice...[her] comfort level and ability to let the audience in...really endears Mondello to the crowd...The clever script, performed fabulously...and the great music made this a really entertaining show." (Copy this link to read the full review) https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/full-coverage/fringe-world-2014/a/21649952/sicilian-sings-of-dating-woes/

Joining Fifi are two of Perth's finest musicians, Alex Borthwick and Sarah Clare.

Alex Borthwick is a guitarist with many years of experience, having played in various bands covering every genre from Contemporary to Jazz and Latin. He has played with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and is one of Perth's busiest musical collaborators. 

Sarah Clare is one of the most sought after double bass players in the country, having played with the Sydney Symphony orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Opera, Australian Ballet Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a passionate teacher and is the current Musical Director of the Junior WA Youth Strings.

Italian Repertoire

Fluent in Italian, Fifi's Italian Repertoire show is perfect for any event that demands a Continental touch, an Italian themed function or simply for lovers of beautiful music sung in the language of romance!

 

TESTIMONIALS:

"Fifi's singing performance at the Casino Royale Night, at the Wembley Golf Club was of a highly professional standard. Fifi and her band opened the night with a great selection of cabaret and jazz songs that really set the scene for the night. The crowd mingled to her jazz numbers and the feedback for the night has been overwhelmingly positive. Fifi not only gave a polished and sophisticated performance but she looked a million dollars in her red, slinky dress. Fifi was highly organised and provided her set list, sound and equipment needs and invoicing in a timely manner. She is a true professional to work with." - Tania Shillington. Event Organiser Casino Royale Fundraiser.