Faye is a Nu Jazz singer-songwriter, pianist and classically trained guitarist – she writes original songs in jazz idiom which combine jazz, funk, pop, folk, gospel and blues influences with a retro yet contemporary sound that recalls the great divas of the 30’s 40’s and 50’s. Her vocals, (with a register that stretches to heights, depths and lengths that make audiences gasp) have been compared to Judy Garland, Joni Mitchell and Nina Simone. Her prodigious piano playing has been compared to Ray Charles and Horace Silver, and her guitar playing to that of Prince. She is a versatile and experienced piano bar player and can entertain for 2-3 hours at a stretch.
Faye gigs both solo and with her talented back up band. She has released 4 CDs independently.
Faye has gigged regularly in and around the London over the last 15 years. Venues include: Soho Theatre Piano Bar, Ray’s Jazz, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s, Stratford Theatre Royal, Upstairs at The Ritzy Cinema, The Vortex, The Green Note, The Pheasantry, Toulouse Lautrec, E15 Jazz Sessions, Karamel Klub and Caffe Concerto. Festivals include: Isle of Wight International Jazz Divas, Derry Jazz Festival, Jazznacht Donaueshingen in Germany, Hackney Spice Festival. Faye has been featured as a guest blogger in London Jazz News and has had radio play on BBC Radio Foyle, Radio Jazz Caribe, (Venezuela) Resonance and Real Music FM.
Faye is featured in a newly written jazz anthology just released by dedicated Cologne based publisher Buddy’s Knife. Her current album ‘Dangerous Loving’ is available online and via the UK’s best indie jazz distributor, JAZZCDs.
‘Smoke-fuelled and chameleon-like…supreme effort of both freeform and choreographed musicianship.’
(Gareth Hayes, Rock n’ Reel)
‘Remarkably seductive voice and presence, musically skilled, and strong and passionate personality = FAYE PATTON.’ (Luis Raul Montell, Radio Jazz Caribe)
‘One of east London’s finest jazz vocalists and pianists.’ (Hackney Empire)
‘Her voice is truly something else…beyond compare.’ (Isle of Wight Jazz Festival)
‘Pure Versatility…mightily impressed.’ (Keith Ames, Musician magazine)
‘Solid Gold’ (Jazz singer, Sue McCreeth)
“Whenever Faye plays, she gives me goosebumps, her voice is truly remarkable.” (INGO, Promoter,Club Wotever,www.woteverworld.com)
‘A singer-songwriter with a stylised vocal reminiscent of Tori Amos, with a more Ray Charles-influenced R ‘n’ B slant.’ (Jazzwise Magazine)