Price Band: £1400 - £1595
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Current rating for Fax: 5 out of 5 (3 votes).
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Facsmile is a five piece indie/rock covers band based in the Midlands. Formed in 2009, we have played a wide range of venues and events from weddings, to private parties, festivals, bars and clubs.
Our singer Ollie has a fantastic voice that is somehow able to sound similar to every artist we cover yet sounding individual at the same time! He has long hair that is known to bring women to their knees!
Lead guitarist Liam is influenced by classic guitarists such as Clapton, Hendrix and David Gilmour, but mixes that with his own contemporary style and grunge inspired sounds. He is also the tallest member of the band.
By contrast guitarist Gareth is one of the shorter members of the act which he makes up for with persona and sound. Gareth is a sound specialist and prides himself on using the guitar to fill in the soundscape and ensure that each song sounds like our own interpretation of the original.
Bassist Miffy is the band's dark shadow, often wearing a hat and shades. Miffy knows just what to play and is just as capable at playing in the style of Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers as he is playing a strong simple bassline on the beat.
Last but not least drummer Dave 'Thinchap' Layzell is one of Derbyshire's best drummers. He learns songs inside out, can play the most complicated drum parts whilst making them look easy and knows when not to play as well. A total musician.
Fax combine the strengths of each individual performer into a cohesive whole that performs each track as though it was their own, producing a performance that the audience can't help but sing and dance along to.
Olliver - Vocals
Gareth - Electric and Acoustic Guitars and Backing Vocals
Liam - Electric Guitar and Backing Vocals
Paul - Bass and Backing Vocals
Dave - Drums and Backing Vocals
We can provide acoustic sets from 2 people through to whole band, can provide our PA system for music before and between sets and also go out as a Pearl Jam tribute band.
We use high quality professional equipment including Mesa Boogie, Hughes and Kettner and Ampeg backline. Our PA system comprises a full range HK Audio Linear 5 system, Digital Mixer, Shure, AKG and Sennheiser Microphones. We have 4 x PAR cans, LED strips,12 x LED party lights, laser, gobo and smoke machine to ensure the stage is well lit.
Midlands based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.
Fax band members have worked with artists from all over the world, including Gomez, Captain, Tuung, Babyshambles and others. Fax have played a huge range of events for clients including Thornbridge Ales, A4E, the Slug and Lettuce, along with a massive range of venues, wedding couples and private clients.
Saw these guys last summer - absolutely fantastic!
You guys rock,
Thankyou so much for last night. You and the lads smashed it. Amazing wedding night made by you lot.
Ben & Katie Reeves, 27th May 2017
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the rest of the band!!! We and all of our guests thought you were absolutely fantastic! I’ve had load of people mention to me just how good they thought you were.
We really appreciated the great performance you all gave, which resulted in a fantastic atmosphere and energy! The extra 30 mins at the end went down a treat too! We’ll be sure to pass your details on to anyone who is looking for a band (some of our friends have said they are interested)!
Hamish & Jen Gilbert, 29th April 2017
Not often I take the time to say it, but you guys were awesome last Saturday at James & Emma's wedding. Very pro, very tight, loads of prescence. Much fun....my 2.5 year old agrees too, you raised him from his sick bed to a foot stomping end of the (or his...) night.
Martin Heathcote, July 2015
Thank you for the great show at our wedding yesterday. You were a huge hit !!
Daniel Maybury, May 28th 2015
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! We loved your performance and all our guests agree too! (as I'm sure you could tell by how full the dance floor was!) We'll certainly come and watch you again when we can!
Best Wishes, Karen and Rich 14th March 2015
Danielle's 30th Birthday Party, September 15th 2011, Manchester.
'To Liam (+Fax!) Thank you so much for playing at my 30th and making it really special! Lots of love, Dani xx'
James & Laura's Wedding, 20th August 2011, The Dome, Buxton.
'Cheers guys, you made our day very special, thank you, James and Laura'
Diane & Ed 'Our Wedding 2nd April 2011, Heart of England Conference & Banqueting Centre'
'Fax played our wedding and totally blew our guests away. So many people asked us how we had found them, they were awesome!! A friend had seen them before at a charity fundraising event and said 'you have to have this band'. We saw them at one of their local gigs first, and knew they were just what we were looking for. Their lead singer has the most amazing voice, but all the lads are great, they certainly know how to belt out the tunes and fill the floor'.great set list, and they rehearsed one especially for our wedding dance. They were happy to make the journey from Derbyshire to Warwickshire too, punctual & professional, looking the part and sounding amazing! We would have no hesitation in recommending Fax, they made our day very special!!'
Clair, Charity gig at Pure in Manchester on 23rd October 2010
'I thought your set was brilliant, loved the playlist, and your front man can really belt out a tune!'
High-calibre musicians giving their own twist to popular songs.
Up-tempo sets that get the dancefloor moving and singing!
High-quality equipment and professional sound.
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)