A supremely individual singer/songwriter, guitarist and pianist, inspired by keyboard players such as Ray Charles, Scott Joplin, Herbie Hancock, Nina Simone, Rickie Lee Jones, Diamanda Galas and Tori Amos. Her original songs combine jazz, funk, pop, folk, gospel and blues influences with a pleasingly retro yet contemporary Nu Jazz sound. Prodigiously funky command of the piano and gutsy, fluid vocals that flex and stretch across registers that make audiences gasp. Faye has been compared to Judy Garland and Horace Silver and has a classic vibe that recalls the great divas of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. A compelling lyricist, accomplished instrumentalist, soloist and creative collaborator. Recent recordings feature Faye on guitar, adapting her classical and jazz training into her songwriting.
The Vortex Jazz Club, The Kashmir Klub,The Cobden Club, Ocean, The Spitz,The Union Chapel, Women’s Anarchist Nuisance Cafe, Club Wotever, The Buffalo Bar, Nambucca, The Pelican, Notting Hill (Raison D’Etre),The Bedford, Tyme Piano Bar, Ruby Blue, Club 1001, Pizza on The Park, Bull’s Head (Barnes), The Living Room, The Glass Bar, The Marie Lloyd Bar ( Hackney Empire), The Biddle Bros Bar, Edinburgh Cellars, Cross Kings, Spice of Life, HMS President, The Spyglass (Isle of Wight), Ulster University Great Hall, The Halo, The Roadtrip, Proud Camden, Camden Rock, Inspiral Lounge, Neal’s Yard Salad Bar, Upstairs at The Ritzy, Stratford Circus, Ronnie’s Bar, (Ronnie Scott’s) Stratford Theatre Royal East, The Elgin, The Pheasantry, Ray’s Jazz, The Green Note, Olivers Jazz Bar and Soho Theatre Piano Bar.
Isle of Wight International Jazz Divas, Derry Jazz Festival, Jazznacht Donaueshingen, Hackney Spice Festival.
Faye is also an experienced music tutor and is open to enquiries. Click on the Private Tuition page to find out more.
Faye also works as a session player and producer, composing, arranging and accompanying for live engagements and studio work. She is an guitar session player for UK ‘soulful Chill-out’ artist Lazy Hammock and a performer and musical consultant with Million Women Rise.
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