Interview With 'Charly&Faust'
Firstly, introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
We are Charly&Faust, a band who started with us, two female lead singers, Faust (Faustine Hornok) and Charly (Marie Weill). We first met in France few years ago, we started to play music occasionally together before really being a band then we moved to LA. There, we met the other members of Charly&Faust: Coralie Hervé (drums), Eric Reymond (Bass, backing vocals), Nathan Lorber (Keyboard) and Jefferson Fichou (Guitar, backing vocals),.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
Faust: I think it was an evidence that we should do something together, we both have other dreams but this one is the one we wanted to accomplish in priority.
Charly: One way or another, music always has been part of our life and we are all working really hard as musicians to get more professional day after day. We all had different artistic projects before Charly&Faust which allowed us to bring several music influences in our band today.
Tell us about your latest release and why our readers should check it out.
Charly: Our first EP “Wild World” came out at the end of October 2017. It is composed of 6 songs that, we hope, reflect pretty well who we are as persons and as a band. All our songs are about what we experience in our lives (love, hate, doubt, anger, etc), they question who we are and wonder the role of our generation in this society. Our music is still young but it reflects perfectly fears and contradictions that we might all experience today in our lives.
Faust: The title ‘Wild World' represent pretty well the vibes and the energy we want to pass on, it goes from broken heart, hope, melancholy, to strong messages so it could talk to everyone. The melodies also let you go with the flow.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
Faust: Yes! More than once actually. It leaves me amazed usually by their presence on stage and how they delivery their message.
Charly: More than one time for sure. Few months ago I saw Vulfpeck live with some band members. The first thing we talked about after the show was “Ok! Let’s go back to school! We need to work. We are not good enough”. They got so much technique. It is really impressive. And more than just that they communicate something unique to the audience. But the artist who awestruck me the most emotionally is Tracy Chapman. I’m paralyzed each time she sings.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
Faust: I guess emotions. Singing is my only way to express them. The connection between the band members and the audience is something I am always grateful about at the end of each live show. We just want to play our hearts out to you.
Charly: Charly&Faust is first a music adventure, a journey that you board for 45 minutes. We are welcoming you in our universe to share a piece of life with you. That is why we got tribal paint on our faces. To make you wonder where you are and who we are.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Charly: A living one, Lady Gaga. More than her talent, watching her working process and how she respects her team will, I think, be really inspiring to me. I saw her documentary 'Five Foot Two' on Netflix not long ago and I was like “She knows what she wants but never forgets to be thankful and doesn’t forget that she is lucky to do what she does”.
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
Faust: Michael Jackson. I admire so much the artist he was. We’ll definitely talk about music, and his amazing ideas and creations he did. Always a new world, a new song, a new dance move and a new style to invent and to explore.
Charly: Patty Smith. She is a complete artist. She can write, she can sing, she can paint. I would love to seat down with her, listen to her stories and to what inspire her to write and create.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
Faust: Well, I guess it depends of your mood!
Website - www.charlyandfaust.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/charlyandfaust/