FAMY at the Lexington
Random words are forming a delicate poem on the backdrop. White flowers adorn the stage and drumkit, together with signs with quotes like “Now that I like you, I know that I didn’t think I would”. Famy has created something reminiscent of an altar for their music, and it’s eerie before they step on stage. When they do enter the view everything falls in place and it all feels so very right.
The tune of Famy’s first song fills the Lexington: the enchanting melodies, drumbeats and Bruce Yate’s light, brittle falsetto make the audience move to the melancholic wind that is Donkey. The band has a very special quality to their sound; having several connections to the infamous WU LYF, they have taken the controversial band’s sound and transmitted it to something less polemic but with all their folk-rock. Famy’s crisp guitar-based songs have a rare way of connecting with the listener both through the music and via the lyrics – the kind of stadium chants merged with sensible guitar that has a surprisingly broad appeal.
The band works through a set of great songs (all except for a cover of cheerful track Have You Ever Seen the Rain, which may or may not have been ironic): we hear A Ho A Hand, followed by Ava Epilogue that ironically segues into Ava, one of the band’s biggest successes so far. At the opening of the song, a surge runs through the audience and every person in the room sings along. The only offering matching huge opening Donkey, Ava is the perfect track to round off the gig. All of Famy’s songs have feeling, but this one is an explosion of emotions that cannot fail to touch anyone in its reach.
Creating an art installation that is both visual and auditory, with flawless music, Famy are hard to equal. May their debut album be a great success and bring them many new adoring fans.
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Watch the video for Ava here: