“For me Troy’s music is English songwriting performed with the highest integrity with no trace of ego or look at me exhibitionism. Folk clubbers, owners, festival bookers, roots labels and distributers pay attention, give this man he attention he deserves.
You will find more of his outstanding work at www.troyfaid.co.uk “
-Tom Robinson - BBC6 Music
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“The fingerstyle guitar work is mesmerizing and Faid's pained-with-knowledge-of-the-world voice is sturdy, sinuous, and raw, an instrument that cannot help but affect the listener. Nor will the lyrics disappoint, miniature philosophically existential paeans to various of life's trials and tribulations, statements meant to extend the thought process, not quench it. This is one talented cat, and if he doesn't get the saucer of cream, that alone will be sadly indicative of just how far down the ladder culture has slipped abroad and here”
Solus is a brilliant album...Troy Faid has the ability to blend the traditional and the modern with startlingly proficient effect.
– The Leeds Scenester
“Anyone with an ear for earthy, passionately executed singer-songwriter folk & acoustic blues, ranging from Drake to Jansch, Benjamin Wetherill to Charlie Parr should cock an ear towards this prodigious talent!“
- Norman Records
“On the cinema stage his introverted presence changes dramatically once his guitar begins to ring out around the room, and through every intricately detailed song his mannerisms became more relaxed. It’s rare to enjoy somebody’s performance as equally as the songs they play, but it’s also rare to see somebody play so intently merely because they enjoy doing it so much”
- No Title Magazine
Originally hailing from Lincolnshire, Troy Faid now travels and performs regularly at festivals & gig venue’s throughout the UK. His fingerstyle guitar blends Ragtime, Jazz, Folk, Blues and much in between, together with an earlyold voice this communicate a desirous music - appreciated by many and influenced by a myriad of musicians and thinkers: from Django Reinhardt to John Fahey...
Terrence Mckenna to Erich Fromm.
The BBC's Tom Robinson recently recognised Faid as a “stunning guitarist and songwriter” and he’s been otherwise described as ‘a cat on fire, bristling with leashed passionate blues and folk’ - often likened to an unusual mix of artists; John Martyn, Billy Bragg and Bert Jansch. His songs, beautiful in conception and poignantly eloquent in performance, have been characterised as ‘decidedly English, wistful and modern troubadourish’ refrains, reminiscent of a time now lost.’
This year sees Troy taking to the road with a new band, comprised of the virtuoso double bass playing of Michael Bardon & the infectious, diverse rhythms of Patrick Bannon. Together, the band lift the dynamics of the music greatly, creating a masterful & unique live sound.
Troy's two albums thus far, 'Last Week's Tune' (2009) and 'Solus' (2011) are available for purchase from all major online digital retailers and www.troyfaid.co.uk/shop