OnRec is proud to present Faye Houston’s debut EP launch. Faye Houston’s remarkable voice and inimitable writing talent have earned her a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting singer/songwriters. Her debut EP showcases this to full effect: stripped back arrangements of soulful tunes accompanied by Mike Shirley on guitar.
Faye Houston is a singer-songwriter from Brighton. Born in Catford, South London, her childhood was spent singing in choirs and with her musical family where father and daughters experimented with their inborn sense of harmony and Faye’s inimitable style was formed. Faye began writing before her teens, inspired by artists including Sam Cooke, Dennis Brown, Jeff Buckley, and Keziah Jones, and over the intervening decades has taken her music to the most respected venues throughout Europe and beyond.
Brighton-based guitarist and psychedelic soul Mike Shirley has written and played with Faye for over ten years. Instantly recognisable for their contribution to the UK dub reggae scene, the pair’s collaborations have taken them across the globe and helped forge a tight musical bond. Their debut EP is the product of five years writing, playing, touring, and living together. The simple, stripped-back approach mimics the duo’s live performances, showcasing their gently beautiful, thoughtful song-writing and allowing Faye’s remarkably rich, deep, and soulful voice to take centre-stage.