Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Fay Hallam - House Of Now

Queen of the Vidal bob hair-do, Fay Hallam paid her rock dues fronting bands like The Prime Movers, Phaze, The Fay Hallam Trinity and Makin' Time (with a pre- Charlatans Martin Blunt). She has worked with Billy Childish, Graham Day, Alan Crockford and The Bongolian, and has toured the UK and Europe extensively.

2016 finds Fay having recorded possibly her strongest album to date; produced by Paul Weller collaborator Andy Lewis, House Of Now is a collection of progressive torch songs and filmic funk, ambitious and groovy; her rhythm & blues inspiration still very apparent but fused with a theatre-land soul reminiscent of musical freak-fests like Godspell, Superstar or Hair. 

All songs are written by Fay except for His Name Is King, a big band gospel arrangement by Luis Bacalov, rediscovered by Quentin Tarantino for his spaghetti film soundtrack, Django Unchained.

Curious and conceptual, House Of Now is a timely fusion of Fay Hallam's music and Musical influences.

Available from Well Suspect Records.

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