PREVIEW: Roots Unearthed - Faustus @ St David's Hall, 27/10/15
As part of St Davids Hall's ongoing Roots Unearthed season, celebrating folk and global sounds in their chilled-out L3 Lounge area, they bring a group formed from some of the U.K's most popular folk revival bands. Having been previously nominated for the Best Group Award in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus have been making sound waves since their formation and are made up of three leading musicians based deeply in their English tradition.
Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast) are lovers of their art, and their first self-titled album gained popularity on the airwaves back in 2008, with Rose commenting "(It was) easily the best record I've been involved in.
Their fanbase continues to grow through their last LP "Broken Down Gentlemen" released in 2013, and here's a chance to see some great folk revival staying true to it's roots whilst looking forward to new and exciting sounds. Expect melodeons, dulcimers, fast fretwork and wonderful vocal harmonies performing songs of old professions and seafaring ballads. Regularly praised by BBC Radio 2 and the vibrant English folk scene, this is a night of music worth twice the price!
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