Nick Faye’s resonant sound

A fresh perspective from Regina native and his band

Faye (second from the left) and band members.
Faye (second from the left) and band members.
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A good artist will often cope with the everyday struggles of life by channeling their experiences, feelings and thoughts into their music, and that’s exactly what singer-songwriter Nick Faye does.

Hailing from Regina, Sask. Faye and his band bring with them from the prairies a unique and refreshing indie-rock sound.

Fresh off the success of his latest album, Worry, which came out this June, Nick Faye and his band spent the whole summer performing.

The band consists of four members: Faye as the lead singer and guitarist, Byron Chambers on bass guitar, Adam Ennis as the drummer and Jonathon Neher on keyboard and trumpet. Together, they give a sound reminiscent of The Foo Fighters or The Barenaked Ladies.

Faye has been playing the guitar from a young age, but didn’t become passionate about making music until the age of 16.

“I started to go out to a summer camp in Saskatchewan, so when I was out there all of a sudden everyone was playing guitar around the campfire and I saw that and thought it would be a cool thing to do,” he said. “After that I started practicing more and I started writing more.”

But it wasn’t only those moments at summer camp that defined his music.

“I became more self-aware and dealt with more mental illnesses and things that kind of really affected my everyday life,” said Faye.

“I just found that this was a good outlet that I could communicate the themes and the tones that I was feeling.” In this album Faye explores some darker themes including the struggle of coping with depression.

Faye said the band is planning to take a little break before heading back into the recording studio.

“I’m on a bit of a holiday right now, I mean I’ve been working since we started recording this last album in December and it’s just been non-stop,” he said.

“From Newfoundland to Vancouver and anywhere in between we were touring all summer so I’m in Europe right now, taking a break and getting the creative juices flowing.”

After he recharges his creative batteries, Faye said he plans to continue putting out more music.

“I’ve been writing a few new songs and I might put something out next summer, we’ll see how it goes but for now I’m just enjoying my time,” he said.

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