‘fAITH’ offer a complete show, effortlessly blending contemporary music styles, modern songs fused with Jazz, New Country, 60’s, Blues, Folk & Celtic into their own energetic natural style presenting a performance of huge appeal to all ages
NB: ‘fAITH are available for registered charities only
It was a chance meet in 2011, through a fellow musician, that led me to Yorkshire born singer/guitarist Graeme (Grez) Harvey. We found we had a lot in common – including our sense of humour! At first we rehearsed a few songs for a one off concert to raise money for my local church. The duo didn’t take off properly, I suppose, until – after a few open mic and folk club appearances – we were asked to raise much needed money for the Omwabini Trust who support about five hundred orphans in Kenya. The concert was sold out. Gradually we searched deeper for our likes and dislikes in music. At first we performed songs by the likes of Richard Thompson, Nick Drake and Robin and Barry Dransfield with some traditional fiddle tunes thrown in for good measure. Then we explored rather more unusual pieces of music by the likes of Nigel Kennedy, Jake Thackray and Ian Dury. You name it – if we liked it, we played it! We found our strengths were firmly in close vocal harmony so we looked a bit closer at the music of Phil and Don Everly and Lennon and McCartney whose songs had always gone down well at our concerts. In 2013 ‘EverlyBody Loves The Beatles’ concerts took off, 2014 saw ‘The Songwriters’, 2015 we performed ‘A Song and Dance’., they all sold out before the concert date! At the end of 2016 saw the release of the first fAITH album ‘Captain Grez & the Professor. Since we started ‘fAITH’ we have raised money for many charities and hopefully we’ll continue to be around for a very long time to come.
Keith Jones (vocal, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele & guitars) has a musical background stems over 45 years from the UK ‘Folk Music Revival’ and the Birmingham ‘Brum Beat’ scene. Over the years he has supported such diverse, and now legendary acts as ‘Fairport Convention’, Jasper Carrot, Irish cult band ‘Horslips’ and heavy rockers ‘UFO’. Keith’s recent projects include ‘The Road North’ who made a powerful impact on the folk music scene with its high profile line-up featuring a Finnish (Kantele) harp player from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, and Shropshire based singer Polly Bolton. The Road North ‘MK2’ showcased the equally wonderful singer/songwriter talents of Vikki Clayton. They successfully toured art centres, theatres and clubs in the UK to fantastic reviews.
Graeme (Grez) Harvey (vocal, guitar). During the mid 1980s in his native Yorkshire, Graeme started out as a member of acoustic, ‘Everly Brothers’ influenced, rock ‘n’ roll duo “Astral Sparks”. He has also performed solo with his own brand of music and humour, as well as being a long-serving member of the St. Vitus Dance Band, who forged jazz, folk and pop music along with a mixture of suitably-chosen one-liners into an enjoyable mixture. Heavily involved with Gospel music at Churches and other Gospel events in and around the Wyre Forest, he has also played and sung at Aggborough Stadium, home of Kidderminster Harriers FC.
We’ve got a band!!!
Keith and Graeme stepping it out for some pennies!
Graeme and Keith.
fAITH performing for Omwabini
‘fAITH’ Graeme and Keith at the Omwabini Charity Concert December 2014.
Graeme and Keith performing ‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’ at the concert to raise money for orphans in Kenya December 2014!
Keith enjoying one of Graeme’s introductions no doubt!
Graeme and Keith performing ‘What will we tell them?’ by Robin and Barry Dransfield.
Keith at Base live music and recording studio, Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Graeme enjoying one of my rubbish jokes!
Keith on a very rare solo spot playing some fiddle tunes at Base Studios Stourbridge a few years ago.
Screenshot from Base Studios Stourbridge.
‘fAITH’ Keith and Graeme in a usual happy fun loving mood!
Pete Jezukiewicz has officially joined ‘fAITH’ on bass for recording there first CD and for some live gigs!
The lads just before they got carted off to the funny farm! Do something funny for money! Comic Relief 2015.
Instruments ready to provide the music for our local U3A ‘Satellite’ singing group at Kidderminster Town Hall – Christmas 2013.
Keith in a particularly blue mood!
Graeme in a particularly REM’ish blue mood!
Our Grez looking very photogenic, front page of Vogue next!
Keith with his favourite guitar, a French LAG Tramontane T300 AE auditorium (photo taken 2014).
Graeme and his beloved 12 strings, a ‘Ibanez’ figured ash AEW4012AS-NT electro-acoustic and an electric ‘Yamaha’ Pacifica 303 which he’s had since early 90s.
Graeme blasting it out at a gig in Stourport upon Severn 2014.
“OK lads, Be-bop-a-lula, from the top, take 97” Recording fAITH’s album at Let’s Get Creative Studio, Kidderminster.
Graeme doin’ a bit of ‘Shreddin’ on his 1993 American ‘Fender’ Stratocaster, eat your heart out Jerry Donahue!
Our only 2015 concert for our chosen charity the orphans of Omwabini in Kenya, date TBC!
A black and White photograph from the May 2015 ‘fAITH’ photoshoot!
fAITH Keith & Graeme.
Robin and Batman!
Graeme from an early photo session 2011.
Keith from an early photo session 2011.
Keith recording the fiddle parts for a Robin & Barry Dransfield song ‘What Will We Tell Them’? such a great song!
Grez giving some great vocal performances towards the ‘fAITH’ album 6th June 2015.
Graeme putting down some great 12 string tracks 6th June 2015 @ Shabby Road Studios.
Me and my trusty workhorse!
Keith in a pensive Lennon mood!
The extraordinary bass playing talent of Peter Jezukiewicz.
‘fAITH’ performing at Stourport Civic Hall, Stourport upon Severn 29th August 2015 for the charity Crackerjacks Children’s Trust http://www.crackerjacks.org.uk/
Keith performing with ‘fAITH’ at Stourport Civic Hall, Stourport upon Severn 29th August 2015 for the charity Crackerjacks Children’s Trust http://www.crackerjacks.org.uk/
Sunday 30th August – Venue: The Running Horse, Bewdley – ‘fAITH’ were on stage 3.30pm – admission was free – the charity: ‘Richard’s Wish’ A charity fundraiser in aid of a family who are dealing with a non operable brain tumor. Funds being raised for treatment and research. As well as live music it is an Ale & cider festival with a table top sale and loads of family fun. Played for an hour and a half, and had a fab time!
Running Horse Bewdley Charity gig, Sunday 30th August.
The Captain checking out my chord progressions!
A great photo of Grez at a session gig in the Wirral.
A contribution towards a charity of my choice from a solo charity concert I gave in Kings Heath Birmingham just before the ‘fAITH’ project.
The new fAITH trio with Mr Harry Whale at The Conquest Theatre Bromyard Herefordshire 22nd September 2018.
fAITH with Harry Whale on Double Bass.