Faustus are recognised worldwide. In early 2020 the band were performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
BENJI KIRKPATRICK: Vocals, bouzoukis, guitars, mandolin and banjo; He is well known as the rhythmic driver of Bellowhead, with his ‘memorably aggressive’ (MOJO) style;
PAUL SARTIN: Vocals, fiddle, oboe and cor anglaise; Paul is a prolific and highly-regarded performer, composer, arranger and teacher. He is a founding member of the award- and nomination-winning ensembles – Belshazzar’s Feast and the late Bellowhead.
SAUL ROSE: Vocals and medodeon; Saul was a long-time member of Waterson:Carthy, winning two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with ‘Broken Ground’ and forming a duo with Eliza Carthy. Double album ‘Red Rice’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998.