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Home of Wolverhampton Folk Bring Faustus to the Stage.

Three leading lights of the new folk generation Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast) take to the Folk at the NAC stage on Saturday 19th October at 8pm.

Faustus are known for captivating audiences with their sheer room-shaking power, vocal precision and instrumental mastery. Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.


Three leading lights of the new folk generation Benji Kirkpatrick, Saul Rose and Paul Sartin.

Setting the band apart are the distinctive individual voices of Kirkpatrick, Sartin and Rose. Their close harmonies are faultless and well-crafted and all three members trade lead vocals to great effect. Not content to cover the same ground twice, song after song surprises and entertains.

Driving rhythms on bouzouki and guitar are reinforced by the melodeon, fiddle, oboe and cor anglais, creating arrangements that are intriguing and subtle, boisterous or punchy. After headlining festivals & playing sell-out concerts this your chance to see the boys play Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton.

Slaves is the new single from the third album by Faustus, ‘Death and Other Animals

‘SO STUNNING LIVE’ – says Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music)

‘Faustus somehow manage to make folk sound traditional and cutting edge at the same time. It’s a good trick to pull off and a thrilling show for the spectator.’
(English Dance and Song)

Tickets cost just £15 and can be purcahsed here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/newhamptonartscentre