“2009 release. Hailing from the UK, Sweden and Belgium Fanfarlo began as the bedroom project of lead singer/songwriter Simon Balthazar. His literate Pop songs bear more resemblance to the modern Folk sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Beirut and The Arcade Fire than the fashion-driven London scene where the band resides. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), Resevoir employs an array of instruments to create each lushly arranged track, including saws, clarinets, cellos, mandolins, ukuleles and melocias. Though a sense of melancholy permeates Resevoire, Simon’s heartfelt voice and each band member’s uncompromised musicianship invites us to soar above it all and simply let go. ” –

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Members of Fanfarlo interview with John Richards after their session

Fanfarlo gets ready to perform on KEXP Radio in Studio A at The Cutting Room

Simon Balthazar of Fanfarlo performing live in Studio A