Fagan & Payne
London-based acoustic rock duet Fagan and Payne are: Kelly Fagan on vocals and Lucho Payne on guitar. Our 10 track debut album contains heart-felt tales of love-lost, love-found, friendships and the frustrations of life. Kelly's wonderfully clear voice matches perfectly with Lucho's acoustic guitar creating atmospheric, emotionally charged music with poignant thoughtful lyrics. Check out our review from RadioIndy.com:- "Fagan & Payne" is the self-titled debut featuring a well-crafted collection of songs that are classically upbeat with a touch of broodiness from UK artists Fagan & Payne. Kelly Fagan's voice wraps itself beautifully around Lucho Payne's wonderful and diverse acoustic guitar work. Their relationship leaves little need for trickery; rather, Fagan & Payne are all about great melodies, a naturally distinct sound, and great performances. Although they have their own styles, the two incorporate several genres into their act, including alternative and pop rock, lounge, and jazz, and they do it with ease. This album is well-recorded with an intimate quality that makes you feel as though you could hear a pin drop. Highlights include the opener, 'The Story of Me and You,' which sets the tone right off the bat, creating an immediate window into the concept, and includes some cool hand claps, a lovely guitar progression, and a crisp vocal. 'Dear Dear Me' features a great lounge jazz progression and a warm vocal performance. 'Started Thinking (Stuart Boldt Remix)' wraps up the album with a great layering of vocals, thumping beat, and a simple acoustic progression and extreme danceability. If you enjoy acoustic acts with a dark swagger and style, you will enjoy Fagan & Payne. -William A couple of other reviews:- 'Kelly Fagan, originally from New York, has a voice to die for and her lyrics are spot on. She is ably complemented by the solid guitar licks of Lucho Payne, who co-writes.' Peter Coulston, Seatwave. '...very well done unique, mysterious stuff original and different in many ways.' Unisong review of 'Dear Dear Me'.