Released today, we thought it would be a good opportunity to catch up with one of the guys about the band and what they’ve been up to
Tell us a bit about Fairway. Where are you from and how did you all meet?
We’re all from London. We’ve all known each other for all the years that we’ve been performing. We were all on the same scene and playing a lot of the same venues and crowds, so when the idea of Fairway started to come about this line up was just the one that made sense.
How did you decide on the name Fairway?
We’d tried out a couple of band names that weren’t quite working out, and trying to come up with the right name that felt like a good representation of who we are was proving quite frustrating. So being the absolute innovators we are, we decided to name ourselves after a nearby street, and one inspirational road sign later, Fairway was born.
If you had to use one word to describe each band member, what would you say?
Marty – Blonde
Kiel – Blue
Jack – Beard
Joe – Bangbang
Can you tell us a little bit about your latest single Without You? What does it mean to you as a band?
Without You tells the tale of a situation that too many of us know too well. It’s an anthem for anyone who’s ever decided that they deserve better.
For the band, this single release is the culmination of what’s been a really long and difficult year, as it’s been for many people. We’re all feeling really eager to get out and get back to performing regularly as soon as we’re able to do so!
Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
Yes! We’ve got two more singles that we’re going to be releasing early next year, 3AM Friend and The Deep End.
Who produced this? Have you worked with them before?
The tracks were produced at Stakeout Studios, the first time that we’ve recorded there.
You guys are known for playing some pretty fun gigs. How have you been coping throughout lockdown, not being able to play?
It’s been fairly difficult, not being able to play or even rehearse together for the majority of the year. Our last gig was all the way back in February, so we’re putting a lot of work into making sure that when we’re able to start performing again that our live set is elevated beyond what’s been seen from us before.
What are some of your favourite memories of these shows?
One thing we’ve all mentioned to each other is those moments that you look out to the audience and you spot people singing along to our songs, sometimes ones that we haven’t recorded or released at all yet. That’s always pretty special, it gives a little reassurance that our music is connecting with people.
Are there plans to get back out on the road when it is safe to do so?
Our original plan for this year involved getting in some gigs outside of London, so we’d love to be able to get back to gigging regularly next year and hopefully bringing our show to a few new places around the country.
Where can we find out more about you?
You can find us at @FairwayBandUK across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!
And because they are often forgotten in interviews, any last words from Joe, the drummer?
Really demonstrating why the drummer is never interviewed… (joking, we love drummers really)
With that, I’d like to thank Kiel and the rest of the band for taking the time to answer my questions and wish them the best of luck for 2021, and if you are ever in Bristol give me a shout!