fAITH

Civic Hall 2

‘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


About

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.


Members

Newer main image (edited)Graeme main (edited)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.


Gallery

 

The new fAITH trio with Mr Harry Whale at The Conquest Theatre Bromyard Herefordshire 22nd September 2018.

fAITH with Harry Whale on Double Bass.