Faustus

Faustus

The Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) 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, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award-winning band, Dr. Faustus.  They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  Subsequent touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs.  After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012 and a national tour in autumn 2012.  In March 2013 they release a new album ahead of a spring tour.

‘Superb playing; lovely arrangements; great material’
Living Tradition

‘Frill-free folk music, superbly and tastefully performed . . . a folk essential’
**** Sunday Times