A big warm welcome to Faustus who have just joined the ABM roster. Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone.
Rooted deeply in the English tradition, and fresh from a year-long residency at Halsway manor, their latest album, Death and Other Animals has received the German Critics Award (Schallplatenkritik Bestenliste) in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter/World Music category. They are currently touring with The Transports, ‘the folk event of 2017’, a revival and reworking of Peter Bellamy’s ballad opera, which has received stunning reviews and five stars from the Guardian.
The band will be touring 1 – 16 March 2018 and are available for festivals during 2018.
‘One of Britain’s outstanding folk bands.’ **** The Guardian
‘Ridiculously great band.’ Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
‘Brilliant performances…Faustus are at their best here.’ **** Songlines