Faustus Saturday 8th April 2017
at Sutton Benger Village Hall. Doors 7:30pm Tickets £14.
FAUSTUS has so much talent it’s hard to know where to start!
‘One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands.’ **** The Guardian
‘The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness… Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.’ **** Independent on Sunday
Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone.
The pioneering, ‘bloke folk’ triumvirate release their third album ‘DEATH AND OTHER ANIMALS’ October 2016. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs.
FAUSTUS came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. After a two year break they returned in 2011 and released the fabulous ‘Broken Down Gentlemen’ (Navigator Records) in spring 2013.
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- Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Friday 19th May 2017 (at Steam GWR, Swindon)