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In 2003, Stourbridge native Zachary Hart formed a band aged just twelve; 2013 will therefore see the tenth anniversary of his band’s formation and although the intervening years have seen many personnel changes, today’s fixed line-up shares the same ambitions and passion as the three friends who began it all, nearly a decade ag

Like many young outfits, the band has been through many name changes, covering the not-so-sublime to the entirely ridiculous. But in the winter of 2004, a dear friend and inspiration to the band, Faye, tragically lost her life in a car crash. She was the catalyst for their youthful passion for writing and performing their own music, so her premature death sealed the band’s moniker as a lasting testimony
Shunning the usual hasty rush to play on the national scene, Fans of Faye instead chose to focus on the Midlands gig circuit. After all, this heartland of music has in the past given us Diamond Head, The Wonder Stuff, Pop Will Eat Itself, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin and, of course, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, who is still a regular sight strolling around town (indeed, Plant previously went to the same college as Zach and Ian). This rich musical heritage is a motivation and inspiration for Fans of Faye and yet they are also very keen to mark out their own creative pat

This local live focus has been rewarded with a strong and loyal fan-base, who in return have seen them support the likes of Versa Emerge, Francesqa, Not Advised/Natives and The Casting Out (ex-Boy Sets Fire

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