Faker performing at the Big Day Out in 2007.
History[change | change source]
Formation and lineup changes[change | change source]
Faker officially started in Sydney in 1996. The first members were Nathan Hudson, Paul Youdell, Chris Deal, and Andrew Day. They played small gigs around Sydney, and made two EPs during the next five years, but did not have much success. Day left the band in 2003, and Paul Berryman joined. In 2006, Downing left; he said communicating with other members of the band was difficult. In 2008 Berryman left and was replaced by Lucio Pedrazzi.
Addicted Romantic[change | change source]
Faker released their first album, Addicted Romantic, on 13 June 2005. The album was only minorly successful in Australia, as it was nominated for the J Award from Triple J. It did not win; instead Wolfmother won.
References[change | change source]
- Guy Blackman (12 June 2005). "It's for real". The Age. http://www.theage.com.au/news/Music/Its-for-real/2005/06/09/1118123954426.html. Retrieved 2008-07-16.
- Chris True. "Faker > Overview". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p832776. Retrieved 2008-07-19.
- "faker guest program". rage. abc.net.au. 1 April 2006. http://www.abc.net.au/rage/guest/2006/faker.htm. Retrieved 2008-07-21.
- "Faker Biography". Musichead. http://www.musichead.com.au/site/artist.asp?actID=153394&bio=1. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
- "Addicted Romantic / Faker". Triple J. abc.net.au. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/jaward/addicted_romantic.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-20.