Faye is a 'Nu Jazz'
singer-songwriter, pianist and classically trained guitarist - she writes original songs in
jazz idiom which combine jazz, funk, pop, folk, gospel and
blues influences with a retro yet contemporary sound that recalls the
great divas of the 30's 40's and 50's. Her vocals, (with a register that
stretches to heights, depths and lengths that make audiences gasp) have been
compared to Judy Garland and Joni Mitchell. Her prodigious piano playing has
been compared to Ray Charles and Horace Silver. She is a versatile and
experienced piano bar player and can entertain for 2-3 hours at a stretch -
originals and jazz standards.
Faye gigs both solo and with her talented band, releasing 6 albums so far independently. She is a regular at the Toulouse Lautrec piano bar and is the in-house pianist/singer for Bermondsey Arts cocktail club. A powerful lyricist as well as player, her songs contain an inspirational and unusual LGBT flavour rarely seen on the jazz scene. Faye has been featured as a guest blogger in London Jazz News and has had radio play on BBC Radio Foyle, Radio Jazz Caribe, (Venezuela) Resonance, Real Music FM, and London Jazz Radio and is featured in international jazz blogs and podcasts and the Women In Jazz Media playlist and magazine. Book features include, 'Women In Jazz' by Sammy Stein and 'Giving Birth to Sound' by Renata De Rin.
Faye has gigged regularly in and around the London scene over the last 20 years. Venues : Soho Theatre Piano Bar, Ray's Jazz, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, Stratford Theatre Royal, Upstairs at The Ritzy Cinema, The Vortex, The Green Note, The Pheasantry, Karamel Klub, Toulouse Lautrec, Caffe Concerto, E15 Jazz Sessions, Soderberg Soho, Bermondsey Arts Club, The Troubadour, Jazz Cafe POSK, 100 years Gallery, Temple of Art and Music. Festivals: Isle of Wight International Jazz Divas, Derry Jazz Festival, Jazznacht Donaueshingen in Germany, Hackney Spice Festival.
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