8 June 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm| £9
Original uplifting folk-pop music with a touch of the mystical.
The music is beautiful, enchanting, uplifting, technically impressive and extremely accessible. Faeland have audiences singing along and being moved instantaneously, regardless of whether or not you have heard their music before; There is something in the words and melodies which goes deeper than the everyday, touching on the mystical and the unspoken. The songs are performed on acoustic guitars, double bass, accordion, banjo, charango, violins, lush vocals and Celtic harp.
Imagine the naturalness and earth of Martha Tilston combined with the instantly appeal of Fleetwood Mac, plus all the heart and sensuality of a modern day Kate Bush
Faeland are a folk-pop band from Stroud & Bristol, UK. In 2018 Faeland founders Rebecca & Jacob took a professional leap of faith and released their debut album ‘All My Swim’. The album quickly gained support and acclaim from BBC 6Music, Uncut Magazine, Shire Folk Magazine, BBC Introducing and a host of others; acclaim of which is almost unheard of for a band’s debut release. The first 2 singles earnt radio play and praise from Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music), BBC Introducing and BBC Scotland, among many others.
Faeland’s music is a beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions influenced by music from both sides of the Atlantic. Their songs give the duo’s personal spin on classic themes of humanity, such as love, healing, and magic. Rebecca explains they are “fully committed to making music that changes lives for the better and adds something good to human existence”.
Key musical influences include classic artists such as Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, alongside more modern stars like First Aid Kit, Gillian Welch/ David Rawlings, Bon Iver, R.E.M., Nick Mulvey and Hem. With nature and humanity’s relationship to the natural world being such a big inspiration for Faeland’s music.
They come from families of artists, creatives and healers. Rebecca was born and brought up on the island of Guernsey, and Jacob in Hackney, London. They both trained to university standard and have between them played with a host of folk, country, Americana, jazz and world artists across the south of England.
They met through Bristol’s ever thriving music scene and have played together ever since.
Advance tickets for Faeland are just £9. On the door on the night they will cost £11.