Faustus, the award winning super-group cement their return with the brand new album ‘Broken Down Gentlemem’, an inspired collection of some of the earthiest songs in the folk cannon, on the 11th March. In autumn 2012, Faustus returned to touring after a two year break to enthusiastic reviews while simultaneously putting the finishing touches to the brand new album, working once again with producer Stu Hanna. The group will be touring the new album in April throughout the UK, the full tour dates can be found below.
Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of English folk music of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweasel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast).
Specialising in powerful delivery, faultless harmonies, inspired arrangements and a sprinkling of some of the earthiest songs in the folk cannon, they are men on a mission to banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music. Their plethora of experience is brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone.