Tonight the band and I will head to my old home town of Bremen to perform a Radio session on Radio Bremen Zwei. Tune in to the radio show 'Sounds' at 8pm to hear us chat about all things music and of course to hear us play some live tracks from our latest release 'Back Road.'
Today I was featured on German TV. Thanks NDR for the 'Tages Tip' (Tip of the day). We are very much looking forward to returning to Germany's North to play the Kulturforum in Kiel.
You can view the video here. VIEW VIDEO
Today my new music video ALL MY HOPE IS GONE is released on Youtube!
Shot over 6 hours in a video studio in Oberhausen Germany, the production and camera work was done by my good friend Alexander Schroer and his brother Patrick and was a lot of fun to shoot.
Luuk Adams joined me on Drums to provide the back beat for the shoot and the end result is fun and cool. The song of course is featured on my most recent album BACK ROAD. I hope you like it!
I stopped by SWR1 studios last week to chat about the new album and to play a few live acoustic versions of the songs from the new record. Here is my acoustic take on the title track Back Road.
My song Early Morning Coffee Cups, released on March 3rd, just reached 2 Million streams on Spotify! To Celebrate, here's a more upbeat acoustic version that I performed on Youtube Channel 'Session Time'.
If you'd like to hear the original track, you can hear it and add it to your own playlist here on Spotify.
I am extremely happy to finally be able to reveal some exciting news in the Jaimi Faulkner Camp today! My New Album 'Back Road' is nearing closer to release. Read on!
'Back Road' Official Release Date:
On August 25th 2017 - My new album 'Back Road' will be released World Wide on Make My Day Records/Indigo.
Pre-Sale + Instant Gratis:
If you can't wait to get a taste of 'Back Road', then don't worry! You can pre-order the Album today and get one song (I Can't Hold On) in advance!
The Instant Gratis Song will also be available for Streaming on Spotify & Apple Music.
Check out the Link for Details: http://radi.al/JaimiFaulknerBackRoad
Tickets On Sale:
Ticket are now on pre-sale for the 'Back Road' Album Release Tour. The Jaimi Faulkner Band will be playing 25 shows all over Germany & The Netherlands. Buy your tickets now here: PRE SALE TICKETS
My Startnext crowdfunding campaign was a huge success with 101 fans pledging their support and pre-ordering an album. If you participated in my crowdfunding campaign then I have a nice update for you!
The mixing, mastering and artwork is complete and the CDs and Vinyl are currently being printed. So I can safely say that you will receive your albums in the mail before the official release date!! So stay tuned for more info on this!
My latest single 'Early Morning Coffee Cups,' that was released just over a month ago, has reached 1 Million streams on Spotify today!
You can listen to the track below!
Thanks so much for all your support and donations throughout my crowdfunding campaign!
I am very pleased to tell you that the project is now finished and we were very, very successful, raising 117% of the overall target! I am truly grateful to you for your support!! Thank you!!
I can tell you that the Album is now being mixed in Melbourne Australia by the wonderful and very talented mixing engineer David Manton.
David works for ABC Radio & Triple J Radio and has already sent me a few finished mixes and I can truly say I am overwhelmed by how they sound!
I really hope you like this record as much as I do!
I'll send more news as soon as I have it!
All the best.
On March 3rd 2017 my new single EARLY MORNING COFFEE CUPS will be released and available on all good streaming sites.
Early Morning Coffee Cups was co-written with Jan Schroeder of the band Causes late last year at Wisseloord Studios in The Netherlands. We are pleased to announce its release today on Spotify, Apple Music and all other good digital and online stores!
Last year I recorded a new album with my band, but it's only 50% complete.
Today I launched a crowdfunding campaign with Startnext. With your help I aim to mix, master, promote and complete my long-awaited 5th studio album.
Check out the video below or go to www.startnext.com/jaimifaulkner2017 and pre order your CD today :-)
Hey Folks, well the digital age is here (lets face it, its been here for a long time) and I've decided that I'd like to embrace the Spotify platform. Of course I've had Spotify artist channel for a while where you can find all of my back catalogue Nevertheless, aside from my music, I've taken the liberty of creating a playlist called WOOD, STEEL & SKIN.
Wood, Steel & Skin features tracks from some of my favourite artists that I'm either currently listening to, or that have inspired me over the years. As the name suggests, it is a primarily acoustic music playlist that focuses on good songwriting with acoustic instruments - you wont hear any pop or hard rock music here!
If you are interested in checking out some of these tracks, then simply FOLLOW my playlist! I'll be updating the playlist every Monday, so make sure you check back in weekly to hear whats new on the playlist.
This weeks playlist features songs from Bob Dylan to Thomas Dybdahl from The Tallest Man on Earth to my buddy Mia Dyson and much much more! I've kept the playlist to just over an hour so its perfect to listen to on your way to and from work, on your lunch break or on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
There's something really organic and natural about performing in someones home. It just feels right!
Long before we had to trudge through the waters of promoters, agents, managers and clubs, musicians would simply sit around and play their songs and tell stories wherever people would listen; under a starlit sky, next to a raging fire or in someones home.
This year I've had the pleasure of playing quite a few house concerts all over the world. I've played house concerts in Western Australia, in the Netherlands, Belgium and in Germany. I've played on people balconies, peoples kitchens and in their lounge-rooms. I've played house concerts to as little as 15 people and I've played house concerts to as many as 80. One thing is for sure, I always leave a house concert feeling fulfilled and with a sense that I've just been apart of something very special.
A house concert is a wonderfully informal way to bring people together. Everyone arrives with the initial intention of hearing an artist perform and tell their stories. But a house concert seems to always evolve and become more than that.
It's almost always an opportunity for people from different walks of life, different age groups, ethnicities to get together, to mingle and tell their own stories, to feel that collectively they have witnessed something special, something secret, that only they are privy to.
People may arrive thinking they are simply going to hear an artist play some music, however by the end of the evening people leave feeling part of a community, with new stories to tell, new friendships forged and almost always with big smiles on their faces as they drift off to their respective homes.
If you'd like to host a house concert with me or one of your favourite artists, don't hesitate to get in touch with us... chances are, we'll jump at the chance.
During my tour of Australia in January this year, I sat down with SBS Radio and Wolfgang Müller to talk about my music, new releases and how an a musician from Melbourne Australia found himself living in Germany.
After a month long tour of Australia, I'm back in Europe and gearing up for a BIG 2017!
I'll be kicking things off with a solo tour of The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in Feburary and March.
Be sure to check out the Tour page of the website for all location and ticket info.
As the cold winter sets in, its the perfect time to fly south and play some shows in Australia.
In January I'll be teaming up with my buddy Prita Grealy to play handful of shows in Western Australia. I will also be performing a few solo shows on the tour as well as a one off Melbourne concert at the Drunken Poet.
I look forward to catching up with some of my Australian pals and getting some sun before I head back to Europe.
Hope to see you at a show.
I just got the final word that next week Ill be joining 2013 Voice of Germany winner Nick Howard out on the road for his European Tour.
I will open the shows for Nick (see dates below) and look forward to playing to his audience!
Head to my Tour page to get tickets and for more info.
Nov 29 - Bahnhof Langendreer, Bochum, Germany
Nov 30 - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dec 1 - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany
Dec 2 - Komplex, Schüttorf, Germany
Dec 3 - Privat Club, Berlin, Germany
Dec 4 - Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
Dec 6 - Backstage Halle, Munich, Germany
Dec 8 - Chelsea, Vienna, Austria
Its been an incredibly rewarding two weeks and I'm so proud of my band! Since November 1st Leon den Engelse, Judith Renkema, Luuk Adams and I have been recording day and night in a old Germany Fachwerkhaus near Bremerhaven.
Together we have been making what will eventually be my 5th Studio album.
Ever since I can remember I've always dreamed of engineering and producing my own album. Over the years I've dabbled a bit, recording vocals, horns and Guitars on my 4th album 'Turn Me Around', and other bits and pieces on previous albums.
However, after recording 'Up All Night' in 2015 with a Germany Pop Producer, I decided that for my 5th Studio album I wanted to take the creative process back into my own hands. Over the last two weeks I have realized that dream.
The band and I have worked tirelessly tracking the album utilizing our own funds, gear, time and creativity, and very soon we will endeavor to continue the very important next stage: mixing, mastering, artwork, pressing and promotion - and of course - the release... So..... stay Tuned!!! Exciting news awaits...
After a few fun day in Berlin we loaded the van and drove for six and a half hours to reach our next destination. The Koffer Fabrik in Fürth!
I lived in Berlin for 4 years from 2010 - 2014 and I love going back. It's always great to catch up with old friends, eat some excellent food and visit some old haunts that I used to frequent on a regular basis! The Berlin crowd is always fun and for a Monday we had a pretty decent crowd. Thanks to everyone that partied with us!
As is a ritual in Berlin, we played the show (which was awesome fun) and then head out in Kreuzberg to the very early morning. The Gin & Tonics did flow, and the hangovers kicked in the next day!