On Sunday, I had the pleasure of meeting guitar virtuoso, Brett Farkas at a music bloc party in LA. By Wednesday, I found myself driving back to LA to be featured in one of his music videos.
Farkas is one of the most talented guitarists I have ever come across [the music industry tends to agree as well]. He has a long history of touring with artists from Solomon Burke, Aaron Embry and most recently, Lord Huron; in doing so, he has established himself as one of the most respected guitarists in the scene.
Through Brett's experience working alongside other musicians, he has honed in on a sound that is uniquely his own. This is called 'Boys School.'
Boys School is the creative endeavour started and fronted by Brett. He is the singer and guitarist for the group, and the concept is derived from his creative visions. Although Brett now calls Los Angeles home, his native Detroit roots are still as important to his musicianship -- and clearly evident in the musical style of Boys School.
I had always admired Brett's talent in earlier Lord Huron videos. To know that he has ventured on his own to pursue his own band, is something I have no shadow of a doubt will be a success.
Boys School take you on a journey through the ages from the 60's and 70's rock and roll influences to the early grunge style prominent in the 90's. Rock and roll is the backbone which is accompanied by glam, twang, soul and punk all bound by a vintage-distorted overtone.
This is a band I am excited about; excited to explore more of; and most importantly, excited to work with in the future. Not only is this band talented, but Brett is one of the nicest musicians I have met. Respect.
Show these boys love. Their self-titled full length is available to download and listen to here: 'Boys School'