Next up in the series of our ‘Meet The Band’ we get to know vocalist, Fay Church. Fay joined the band in 2019 allowing Session to offer both male and female lead vocals! With an infectious personality and incredible vocal abilities Fay is now well and truly part of the fabric of the band. Here, we get to know her a little better…
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I absolutely LOVE soul music and feel like I’ve been heavily influenced by singers like Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Aretha Franklin. Apparently I used to love a bit of Bob Marley as a baby though.
Funniest/craziest Session moment?
This is a hard one as there are so many funny moments! There is a particularly awkward hug with a fellow wedding supplier at a wedding we recently played… I won’t go into detail, but it’s become a bit of a band joke ever since!
What made you want to join Session?
I had been doing a bit of solo singing for a year or so, but really missed having people around me and a band environment. When I saw Session advertise for a singer, I had a look at them and thought they looked amazing and great fun. After the audition I saw how much they all got on and had a laugh as well as being fantastic musicians! I knew I wanted to be part of that.
What is your favourite thing about being in Session?
Literally so much laughter! I can honestly hand on heart say (even if it is cheesy) that I have never met such a lovely, hilarious and supportive group of people in my life. I honestly have so much fun at every gig!
What is your proudest musical accomplishment?
Just having the confidence to get up in front of people and sing. I was painfully shy in school and never would have thought I’d have the guts to sing in front of anyone! I consider than an achievement every gig.
What is your biggest fear?
Spiders. Creepy little blighters (or words to that effect…).
What motivates you to work hard?
If I’m passionate about something, I want to do it to the best of my ability. I don’t really know why… genetics, maybe? Lol.
What is your favourite book to read?
I wish I enjoyed reading more than I do… but if I do read, I like ‘”This is going to hurt” by Adam Kay.
What did you want to be when you were small?
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?
Invisibility (is that a word?)
What would you sing at karaoke?
What music or radio station do you listen to in the car the most?
Radio 1 but I have recently converted to Radio 2.
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
Five head… because of my ginormous forehead.
How would the rest of the band describe you?
Ooooooh… I don’t know? Hopefully something nice though! Lol.
When not performing or practising, what do you like to do?
PUMP IRON. Anything fitness related and I’m there.
What’s your life motto?
Next up in this series of ‘Meet The Band’ we have founder member, guitarist and vocalist, Cameron!