Biography

The band

FAYGO is a call to share, to travel and to cultivate an open mind!

Nourished by Roots Reggae and Dub, influenced as much by Groundation, The Gladiators and the Jamaican trios of the 80’s as by Fela Kuti’s Afro-Beat, by Blues or even by Cuban music, the band opened itself to new musical experiences for a second album called “Together” (release planned for autumn 2019).

The first album “Harvest”, released in 2016, is well appreciated by enthusiasts of the genre. Such as La vie reggae for example, which wrote: “Faygo is a great discovery, I would even say it is one of the revelations of the year!”, and put “Harvest” in its 2016 selection along with the latest albums by Danakil, Jahneration, Young Lords and Jr Yellam.

Since that first album, FAYGO has been playing with the genre with fresh eyes, combining contemporary themes with modern « Reggae - Roots Revival » aesthetics.

The band is getting ready to drum up enthusiasm for its new album on the live scene with the stunning addition of a horn section of four instruments (trumpet, trombone, alto and tenor saxophone).

A brief overview

  • 2019

    Faygo releases its 2nd album “Together” and prepares a tour for the 2020-2021 season in France and abroad.

  • 2018
    The band created its own associative label “Fawaka Records” to federate the independent reggae scene in Brittany. Faygo consolidated its notoriety by playing in larger festivals such as the No Logo Bzh festival, the Melting Dub festival, the Titour Festival, the Arrête ton cirque festival and the La Flûme Enchantée festival.
  • 2017
    The band presented its album Harvest through nearly two dozen concerts such as at the Wadada festival, the Seanapse festival and the Les Foins d’Hiver festival.
  • 2016
    The band was supported by the “Horizons” initiative, a combination of various modern music structures from Rennes (Antipode MJC, Canal B, le Jardin Moderne, the CRIJ Bretagne, Radio Campus Rennes, the I’m from Rennes festival).

Faygo has played in many festivals, on the same scenes as artists such as Zenzile, Naâman, The Wailers, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Max Roméo, Jahneration, Yaniss Odua, Mad Professor, Ryon, Panda Dub, Lee Scratch Perry, Broussaï, Black Uhuru, Jimmy Cliff...

Team

  • Mister Roots
  • See Jay
  • Marcelo
  • Cody Jahrett
  • Twan'an
  • Cid

    Cid

  • Hoarang
  • Santiago
  • Nano
  • Hook
  • Louri