Charlie Faye & The Fayettes

Charlie Faye & The Fayettes

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Charlie Faye & The Fayettes - Sweet Little Messages

Charlie Faye & the Fayettes craft smart soul-pop that merges the swinging, swaying sound and style of ‘60s girl groups with a vibe that’s so current, they’re dancing to the forefront of the retro-revival movement.

Faye and her Fayettes BettySoo and Akina Adderley make music, sweet music, with an irresistible groove that'll get you moving. The trio’s shared height (they’re all within a half-inch of 5-foot-1) and distinct ethnicities (Jewish, Korean and African-American) just adds cute to their considerable charms. But all the cuteness in the world wouldn’t matter without songs, and here, Faye’s great ear and intelligent writing come to the fore.

"Musically, the group hearkens to Motown, Spector or the Brill Building: Charlie is emerging as a budding Carole King, and the songs are good enough to rate comparison to Goffin & King or Mann & Weil." - Huffington Post

The band has garnered major media attention and critical praise, risen into the top 20 on the Americana Radio Chart, and had songs placed in TV shows like Riverdale and Girlboss. They are currently working on their next album.

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Genre: Americana
Subgenre: Soul
From: Austin, TX