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ZowieFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to navigationJump to searchFor the fictional agency, see Z.O.W.I.E.. For the music producer, see David Zowie.For the computing term, see XAUI. For computer peripherals brand, seeBenQ#Acquiring Zowie Gear.ZowieBirth nameZoe FleuryAlso known asBionic PixieOriginAuckland, New ZealandGenresSynthpop, new wave, alternative rockOccupation(s)Singer-songwriter, drummerInstrumentsVocals, drums, guitarYears active2007—PresentLabelsSonyAssociated actsMark Ronson, Peaches, Katy Perry, The KillsZoe Fleury,[1] better known by her stage name Zowie, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter. Zowie has toured with artists Katy Perry, Mark Ronson, The Kills[2] andPeaches[1] under the name Bionic Pixie. She later changed her name to Zowie, andreleased her debut single "Broken Machine", which entered the Top 10 in NewZealand. Her debut album, Love Demolition, peaked at number 31 on the New ZealandTop 40 Album chart. Fleury is also one half of the duo 'The Bengal Lights', playingthe drums.Contents1Biography1.11988-2009: Early life and career beginnings1.22010-present: Commercial success and Love Demolition2Image2.1Characters3Musical style4Discography4.1Studio albums4.2Singles4.2.1Official singles5References6External linksBiography1988-2009: Early life and career beginningsAuckland New Zealand, where Zowie was raised.Zoe Fleury was born in Auckland New Zealand in 1988, and is the daughter ofmusician Johnny Fleury. Zowie began playing drums at the age of 11, and wanted tohave a career in the music industry.[3] Fleury later went to school to studydrumming, and later joined various "punk rock" bands and experimented with screamomusic and lyrics.[4] This later led to the formation of the punk rock female duoThe Bengal Lights. After finishing school, Fleury continued to work in the band aswell as study the music business by working at Universal Music Group and WarnerMusic Group.[3] Zowie later began writing her own music under the name BionicPixie, a character she created. Under the name, she released the electronic songtitled "Toss the Coin", which later began being played at various fashion shows.Despite this, the single received no official release.[5] Under the new identity,Zowie was a performer at the 2009 Big Day Out in Auckland. Zowie later said of theexperience "I was thinking that no-one was going to be there, but [I was] stillexcited, obviously. But then we got on stage and the whole field was packed out.Obviously everyone goes to the first stage when you're the first band playing, butin the crowd were heaps of representatives from Universal and Sony." Zowie thenwent on to sign a record deal with Sony,
2010-present: Commercial success and Love DemolitionFollowing her decision to sign with Sony Music Entertainment, Zowie began travelingwhile working on her debut album. Zowie worked on the album in numerous countries,including the United States, Australia, and her home country New Zealand, Sweden,

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