Krystle Warren & the Faculty

Krystle Warren & the Faculty

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Krystle Warren & the Faculty is a five-peice alt-folk band from Brooklyn, NY led by singer/songwriter Krystle Warren.

Biography

"Music fans looking for something genuinely fresh found it in Krystle Warren, a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Kansas City whose earthy, intricate songs and dusky singing herald the arrival of an exciting voice in the folk scene..." -Boston Globe

Krystle Warren is a singer/songwriter/poet who stems from the song stylings of the greats who have come before. A glimmer of light as to what's ahead. In short: a vintage clothed prophet with a guitar strapped against her back spreading the word of an age passed tradition that is simply Real. Music.

After buying her first guitar at fifteen, she immersed herself into the song book of Lennon/McCartney, first casting her interest into Rubber Soul, then Revolver, until finding that the sound she made in covers was shaping her own.

Her beginings trail back to Kansas City, Missouri; a city that once upon a time boomed within the freight industry, smoke stacks and the emergence of sixties counter culture. Well hidden but not unknown, the avant-garde artists of the cross roads planted their own time seed, which came into fruition some thirty years later and armed the new reserve with promise.

"I knew a lot of amazing people there," she recounts. "'Quite a few musicians and composers who were really into something new. I performed in a lot of jazz spots when I was about twenty, and met some folks outside of the singer/songwriter sect, which was really helpful in my education in theory. Having split high school and abandoning all the other dreams that were left out for me to take, performing with my peers really gave me a keen sense of what I could do outside of the norm."

In the short two and a half years that Krystle has lived in New York, one can easily say that the "keen sense" she acquired must also be divine intuition. Having fulfilled a dream by performing at the legendary Newport Folk Festival and touring the states with the likes of Martha Wainwright, Zap Mama and Erykah Badu, Krystle’s live shows have been garnishing praise from fans and critics alike. The first recording with her band of like minded folk, The Faculty (the "Diary" ep), will be available in stores by the end of the summer while the band completes it’s first full length album with two time Grammy award winning producer Russell Elevado. Recorded at the fabled Electric Lady Studios in New York over the past twelve months, "Circles" should show the world what this immensely talented songwriter has to offer.

"There are so many recordings, so many people that will never be heard, and it's really overwhelming to accept that. Who knows what's to happen? I don't. I'm extremely lucky that I wasn't completely disillusioned my first three months in the city [New York] and I'm very happy that people can appreciate what we're [Krystle Warren & the Faculty] doing. I don't believe it's really anything new. I mean, we're just reflecting our musical taste. I personally, love classic rock and learned a lot from Brit pop, as well as jazz, R&B - so many styles all stemming from the same thing."

Discography

2007 - Circles (LP) *coming soon
2005 - Diary (EP)
2004 - II (LP)
2002 - I (EP)

Set List

Sample Set List (about 70min):

I've Seen Days
A Drinking Song
Canyon Lady
A View From the Rooftop
Every Other Day
Thoughts of You
Circles
Poor Butterfly
Things to Do
Year End Issue
Means to Be

ENCORE:
Infinity
Yule Tide Carol