FAUSTUS - the ceilidh band

Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick have joined forces with Saul Rose to create this small but beautifully formed ceilidh band.

All three members have been instrumental in the English revival of the last ten years:

Saul Rose is one of the country’s foremost Melodeon players best known for his work with the ‘Kings of Calicutt’ and ‘Waterson:Carthy’; he continues to work with the top ceilidh band ‘Random’;

Paul Sartin is a hugely versatile musician counting Belshazzars Feast and Christchurch Cathedral Choir and Dr Faustus amongst his past ‘bands’!   As well as working with Faustus he is an integral part of bellowhead, lending oboe, fiddle, vocals and his inimitable ‘jazz mc’ technique and dress sense to the group;

Also a key member of bellowhead, ‘fretboard wizard’ Benji Kirkpatrick makes up the final third of Faustus. Recently Benji has lent his talents to the Mercury nominated Seth Lakeman, as well as the Oysterband Big Session and Dr. Faustus.  He also plays in his father’s ceilidh band Mr Gubbins Bicycle and is an acclaimed solo performer.

Of course, they are also an absolutely fabulous concert act, but that's another story!


For further information and enquiries about FAUSTUS - the ceilidh band, please contact:

26 Oxhey Road, Watford, Herts, UK, WD19 4QQ
Tel: +44 (0)1923 221 701

E-mail: randombandagency@googlemail.com