Faye Fantarrow at Summer Streets Festival, Sunderland

As well as promoting live music I write for Rocking Magpie.

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Faye Fantarrow
Summer Streets Festival
Sunderland
9th July 2022

‘Discovering New Music’ has always been something of a mantra for me; so when I decided on
a trip to Cliffe Park, Sunderland for the ‘Summer Streets Festival‘ it was the line-up on the
BBC Introducing stage that caught my eye, in particular Faye Fantarrow who piqued
my interest – in 2021 Faye had received the prestigious Alan Hull songwriting award so I was curious to
see what the self described ‘19 year old female singer/songwriter….[playing] indie/pop with a
hint of folk
‘ would conjure up on a warm July afternoon.
It didn’t take long; a few lines in and I was hooked.
Faye, strumming a few simple chords on acoustic guitar allows her rich voice to dominate; but it’s the lyrics that draw me in. She does acknowledge Sam Fender as an influence on her songwriting and…

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