|Sent on:||Friday, September 9, 2011 2:57 PM|
Announcing a new Meetup for Indie/BritPop Fans United!!
What: Fanfarlo @ Mercury Lounge
When: Thursday, October 27,[masked]:30 PM
Where: Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St
New York, NY 10009
Fanfarlo is an indie pop band which formed in 2006 in London, England. The band consists of Simon Balthazar (vocals, guitar, clarinet), Cathy Lucas (vocals, mandolin, violin, keyboards), Leon Beckenham (keyboards, trumpet), Justin Finch (bass, vocals) and Amos Memon (drums). Mark West (guitar, keyboards) left the band in 2008. The band’s name is a reference to Charles Baudelaire’s novella, “La Fanfarlo.”
After issuing the singles Talking Backwards, You Are One of the Few Outsiders Who Really Understands Us, Fire Escape and Harold T. Wilkins on four independent labels between 2006 and 2008, Fanfarlo travelled to Peter Katis’s studio in Connecticut, USA to record their debut album, Reservoir. The album was self-released in February 2009 to coincide with a tour of England and Scotland, including dates supporting Snow Patrol. They also performed five shows at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in March.