Newton Faulkner is something fresh. He has an unconventional look, makes unconventional music, and exhibits a unique performance style that is creating quite a buzz. Born in the UK, Faulkner began playing guitar at age 13. Now only 23 years old, he is headlining his own shows and has already been playing with some of the biggest names in music. Throughout Europe, he has opened for the likes of John Mayer, Paolo Nutini, and the John Butler Trio. With that kind of company, fans in the United States will definitely take notice.
Notwithstanding his resume, Faulkner is sure to be memorable for other reasons, first of which is his unusual playing style. He plays arpeggio (without a pick) in a slap-tap, rockabilly manner that produces a complex, distinct, fluid sound. His soft but powerful voice compliments this style and provides him the range and diversity to do love songs as well as upbeat, funky jams. And this isn't simply our word; this combination of style and sound has elicited big results. Dream Catch Me, the lead single from his first album Hand Built By Robots, has become a major hit on Radio One in England.
As if this musical package isn't already enough, Faulkner adds another element at his live performances. He admittedly loves to carry on a conversation with the audience and tell stories and jokes in between songs. This demonstrates Newton Faulkner is not the type of musician that just cuts a record and views his live shows as opportunities for exposure. Rather, he deeply enjoys entertaining and is thoroughly concerned that the audience has a great time.