For his second solo album guitarist/composer Tony Faehse had the brainwave of calling himself Fash
..a further development of his unique blend of instrumental and vocal music, hard to categorise with roots in soul, r&b, pop and reggae flourishing in world music and cafe/lounge grooves.. using mostly the sibulent sound of the nylon string classical guitar as his main melody “voice”, but with the added colours of slide and electric Gibson SG guitar that he was known for with Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons.
The title track St Tropez, a sunny summer groove made lush with horns (arranged by Bruce Sandell who also played the sax in the brass section with Andrew Hammond trombone and Ross Irwin trumpet) features a catchy melody which starts on guitar before being taken up by the sensual Brazilian style vocal of Diana Clark. Diana also features on the message song Dream and the anthemic If Not For Freedom.
Other session players feature..
accordion George Butrumlis, drums John (“Waddo”) Watson, percussion Neda Rahmani, keyboards Bruce Haymes, and a special guest appearance by Falcons compadre Wilber Wilde with his great tenor sax sound.
“..an eclectic collection of Latin-lounge arrangements, his guitar shines alongside some classy colleagues..” Pete Best Sunday Herald Sun