With over three decades in the music business, including eleven full-length studio albums, two live albums, a B-sides record, three EP’s, a DVD, and a handful of digital singles to his credit, John Faye has amassed an impressive musical resume.
He is the voice and creative force behind 90’s alt-rockers The Caulfields (whose single “Devil’s Diary” cracked the modern rock top-40, and whose deep cuts landed on soundtracks for “The Babysitter’s Club” and “Melrose Place”), his solo project The John Faye Power Trip, the prolific indie-rock band IKE (who put out 6 full-length records from 2003-2011), and the punk / garage-rock influenced duo John & Brittany, which gained notoriety in 2012-14 on the Sirius/XM channel “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” (garnering two of the station’s “Coolest Songs In The World”) and on MTV-u with the video for their song “Paper Planes.”
Faye’s 2015 solo album Meddling Kid is an artistic tour-de-force on which he plays every instrument and sings every note. The full-length won “Album of the Year” at the 10th Annual Homey Awards, held in March of 2016, where Faye also won the award for “Best Male Solo Artist.”
At the end of 2017, Faye decided to take a new direction in his creative life and went on a self-imposed hiatus from recording to look back on his life and career in his upcoming memoir, due out in 2020. Faye’s story of finding his voice and, ultimately, his tribe through music replaces typical sex, drugs, and rock and roll tales with the tragicomic experiences of his musical journey, from humble basement beginnings to signing a major label record contract, to losing it all, to forging a DIY independent career that yielded most of his best work.
More than just a working musician, Faye teaches songwriting at Drexel University, produces and mentors numerous up and coming artists, and does commercial work as a singer and voice actor.