were conceived by Simon (vocals, guitar, keys, mandolin, sax, glock) while he was taking shelter in a forest from a particularly heavy snowstorm in Sweden. Inspired to move to London to form the band, he quickly found allies in Justin (bass) and Leon (trumpet/keyboards) when playing small gigs around the city. Mark (electric guitar, keys, vocals, accordian, fanfarlophone) then joined, and Fanfarlo's electronic backing track was ceremoniously destroyed when Amos (drums & percussion, vocals) was enlisted to complete the rhythm section. After the launch gig of their first single, Talking Backwards
, in late 2006, Cathy (violin, keys, mandolin, glock, vocals, saw) was wooed over banana smoothies and the line-up was complete.
Their second single,You Are One Of The Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us
was BBC Radio 6's single of the week, and they've released the double A-side, Fire Escape
/ We Live By The Lake
(on White Heat
records), Fanfarlo will be playing festivals in the UK throughout the summer and recording their debut album.
Fanfarlo's latest single is another double A-side "Harold T Wilkins
" with Sleeping States
" on Felt Tip Records.
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