Nov ’22, Another Great Night at the Petri Dish
Fantastic Friday night at the Petri Dish, Aylesbury, hosted by the magnificent Drops Down. Enjoyed a lively audience, great local musical talent, and got to play 8 songs, including old favourites I Know the Rules and Bite Your Tongue with Helen adding a new dimension. Looking forward to the next one!
Nov ’22, New EP Released and Live at Petri Dish on Fri 18th
Our new EP, ‘My Own Worst Enemy’ hit all the streaming platforms from Monday 7th Nov and join us in Aylesbury at the PetriDish Open Mic night on Fri 18 to hear it live!
Aug ’22. Faces Fall to play Parklife Main Stage Next Year!!
After a hugely enjoyable ‘Battle of the Bands’ in the Parklife marquee, we were awarded a special impromptu judges’ award to return to play the main stage at Parklife next year, alongside the winnners, Crimson 97! Congratulations to C97 and the other bands who made the event a great showcase for local talent and musical creativity. Thanks to Aylesbury Council for investing time in up and coming bands, and to the judges who gave encouraging and thoughtful feedback to all participants…. and we can’t wait to get on the main stage this time next year!!
Here’s the verson of Beguiled that may well have sealed the special prize….
Aug ’22. Faces Fall perform at the Aylesbury Parklife Festival
We’re looking forward to participating in the ‘Battle of the Bands’ at the Aylesbury ParkLife festival on Sat 27th. Three songs in 12 mins with 6 other local acts playing. We’re on at 7.20, with winners annouced at 8.15. Good luck to everyone involved!
Aug ’22, New EP, Own Worst Enemy available
Preview our new EP – Own Worst Enemy on Soundcloud, soon to be uploaded to all the usual platforms
June ’22, Faces Fall Return to the Petri Dish, Aylesbury to play full set
Faces Fall perform a live set in support of the Aylesbury Salsa Club on Sat 11th June
….. another great night at the Petri Dish with the band joined by guests Sam Fleetwood (guitar) and Karen Casey (backing vocals). FF played a set of original songs and a few covers to warm reception from Aylesbury’s salsa dancers! Thanks to Frank (Petri Dish) and Max (Salsa Club) for a fabulous event.
May ’22, Faces Fall Play Live at the Petri Dish, Aylesbury
See Faces Fall perform a short set at the Open Mic Night at The Petri Dish on Friday 13th May. We’ll be on stage at 10pm
….a slight change of plan on the night, with guitarist Paul coming down with Covid – Steve and Helen performed a fabulous 5 song set with help of the laptop. Turned out to be a great night of local live music at fantastic new venue run by a passionate team led by Frank.
Mar ’22, Own Worst Enemy EP Recording Sessions
The band have just completed the recording of their new EP at Blackfrog recording studios in Cuddington. ‘Own Worst Enemy’ comprises three new songs – Somone Should, Nothing’s Gonna Stop and Our Finest Song (may never be heard) and features new permanent band member (and long time collaborator) Helen Sweeney on vocals with Steve, and Gareth P Jones adds his now customary brass flourishes. Release is imminent, just the mastering to complete…
3rd Apr ’21, Lockdown Punchbag on Radio 5 Breakfast Show,
Tony submitted Lockdown Punchbag to the Weekend Breakfast Show Feature ‘Now That’s What I Call Lockdown” and it has been selected to be played! The nation will finally hear 30 seconds of Faces Fall on a Saturday Morning !!!
Apr ’21, Recognition for Lockdown Punchbag Video!
Congratulations to Steve for recognition of the video he directed and produced at the BIAFF (British Internations Amateur FIlm Festival 2021.
Feb ’21, Official Release of New Single, Lockdown Punchbag
Lockdown Punchbag, featuring Nadine Wild-Palmer as guest vocalist and Gareth P Jones on horns is now available across all streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. and watch the video on you YOUTUBE……
Aug ’19, Sawmill Sessions
Oasis, Stone Roses, The Verve, Cast, Supergrass… these bands have sold one or two records more than us, but now we have all recorded in the same place – the brilliantly vibey Sawmills Studio near Fowey in Cornwall. Tony, Paul and Steve went down and thought it might be fun to go with the 90s feel and record a couple of the songs we were playing as Shortlist over 20 years ago. So, with the tireless Tom Joyce overseeing proceedings, we recorded Magnificent Distraction and Swings and Roundabouts in a 14-hour session using some amazing vintage gear. Listen to Swings and Roundabouts on Soundcloud via our Music Page
Around this time, the Young Bond track ‘Shoot to Kill‘ was posted on Youtube. Written and performed by Steve and Jason Loborik (a long time friend and collaborator of Faces Fall) to publicise Steve’s book release, it featured lead vocals by Karen Casey, strings by Joni Fuller and guitars by Paul.
Jun 2019, Faces Fall Play Wychwood
We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham. A great family festival with some amazing live acts throughout – we danced late into Saturday evening to a timeless ABC set!
We had the great privilege of opening proceedings in the Hobgoblin tent at lunchtime on Sunday and with a perfectly timed deluge of rain we had a fantastic audience for the show!
We’ll share some of the live recordings very soon – but in the meantime enjoy some of the photos. Thanks again to the Wychwood team for letting us play and for running such a friendly festival!
Mar 2019, New EP Released…
Recorded and mixed at Black Frog Studios in Thame, Oxfordshire, ‘Nothing Rings Trues’ features 3 tracks – ‘Feel So Far Away’, ‘Too Young’ and ‘Light The Blue’. Listen below for a preview and head to your favoured music platform for a proper listen!
Oct 2018, Faces Fall Play Live…
Faces Fall returned to the stage in October 2018 after 7 years away, to join the birthday celebrations of one our greatest supporters. Despite a bout of flu significantly reducing Steve’s vocal powers, the band treated the revellers to a selection of new tracks, old favourites and party covers.
The buzz of returning to the stage has the got the band itching to play more, so watch this site for news on the next gig….