BILL FAY to appear on tonight's Later With Jools Holland FRI 23/11
Album released: August 20th 2012
With no other live appearances planned, this is the only opportunity to see BILL FAY perform. He'll be singing 'The Never Ending Happening' from his rapturously received album 'Life Is People' on tonight's edition of Later With Jools Holland - BBC2 11.50pm
For the unacquainted Bill Fay is one of English music’s best kept secrets – a genuine national treasure. Back at the dawn of the 1970s, he was a one-man song factory, with a piano that spilled liquid gold and a voice every bit the equal of Ray Davies, John Lennon, early Bowie, or Procol Harum’s Gary Brooker. He made two solo albums but his contract wasn’t renewed, leaving his LPs and his reputation to become cult items, later namedropped by the likes of Nick Cave, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Jim O’Rourke. But he never stopped writing, and the music kept on coming. Now, in his late sixties, he has produced Life Is People, his first properly crafted studio album since 1971, that shows his profoundly humanist vision is as strong as it ever was.
November 23, 2012 8:17am ET by Triad Publicity