FareWell Poetry is a collective of Parisian musicians and an Anglo-saxon poet and filmmaker.
From indie to modern classical to drone and shoegaze, spoken word and experimental film, FareWell Poetry represents the pooled influences of its core members and passionate collaborators.

The band's richly arranged songs seek out subtle and luminous climaxes, the hypnotically simple melodies falling away like scaffolding to reveal a complex structure narrated by a haunted voice drumming out a dark poetry, echoes from a deep well.

Performing in festivals, movie theaters, concert halls, churches and collaborating with a wide range of guests such as Bérangère Maximin, Gaspar Claus, Dave Olliffe, David Moore, David Fenech, this ambitious project combines incandescent and powerful drama, orchestrated minimalism, experimental film, dark sensuality and luminous poetry.
Somewhere between a sleep-starved Man Ray, the visual performances of Throbbing Gristle or the Velvet Underground, FareWell Poetry exudes a creativity inspired by a state of trance and seeks new boundaries to push back, new doors to open.

'By constantly rethinking and repopulating the landscape of our songs, we attempt to avoid the limitations of a set format, dressing and undressing initial structures, hoping for the invisible to ignite.'


MEMBERS

Jayne Amara Ross
poetry, Super 8 & 16 mm hand processed films, tape recorder
Frédéric D. Oberland
electric guitar, autoharp, field recordings, rhodes, music box, harmonium, piano, etc
Eat Gas
electric guitar & bass, harmonic pipe, glockenspiel, baritone, etc
Colin Johnco
machines
Stanislas Grimbert
drums & percussions, glockenspiel
Stéphane Pigneul
bass VI


SOMETIMES WITH GUESTS

Gaspar Claus
cello
Christelle Lassort
violin
Lidwine
harp, vocals
Benjamin Violet
violin
David Neerman
vibraphone
Bérangère Maximin
electronic chimeras
Uspudo
trumpet
Dave Olliffe
electric guitar
Albert Choukroun
clarinet, alto saxophone
David Fenech
turntables, amplified objects
David Moore
piano
Maxime Delpierre
electric guitar
Richard Knox
electric guitar, footsteps, bells
Tim Hay
footsteps, bells
Angela Chan & Florence Fawcett
choir
Michel Aubinais
drums
Jeanne Madic
diatonic accordion
Diane Sorel, Mina Tindle, The Rodeo, Marianne Elise, Nathalie Réaux / choir
& more...