‘Elusive Times’ from Flare Voyant is released on 7 November 2020. The collection is a 4-track statement of Rock and Roll extravaganza that aligns their Jazz Fusion and Prog aspirations closer to their Hard Rock and Funk swagger, whilst contemplating a variety of themes from noise complaints to theology. This ambitious EP captures how far the band have come together: ‘Elusive Times’ encapsulates their progress after their five years nurturing London’s retro-rock scene.
Flare Voyant are a London-based but borderless band idealised in 2015 by flamboyant young musicians from different nationalities and trajectories whose paths were crossed in social media. Early demos caught the attention of legendary producer Chris Kimsey, who produced their homonym 4 track debut EP, released in November 2017. In fact, Flare Voyant is deeply inspired by some of the bands from Kimsey’s career such as The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin and Humble Pie. However, the band seeks to go beyond revivalism, and pursue their own contemporary path and sound, taking in poetry and unusual tones or beats.
The second EP, ‘Seeds of the Flamboyant’, was released in 2018 at the Handel & Hendrix museum in London, and reveals the early recordings that inspired the producer. In a short period of time, Flare Voyant supported the Pretty Things in Paris and performed at many acclaimed London venues such as The Scotch of St James, 02 Academy Islington and The 100 Club. In 2019, the Double A-Side Single ‘Gotta Gotta/Tunes for the Moods’ was released at the legendary Troubadour club and the performance was blessed by the honourable and very enthusiastic presence of Jimmy Page himself.
The group believe that with ‘Elusive Times’ they have finally achieved their own nirvana, the sonic incarnation of “Flarevoyancy”, though there is much more to come. The EP will be celebrated with an audio-visual campaign in September-November 2020: these are truly elusive times that we’re all living in.
1 Elusive Times / 2 Nimby /
3 Paul’s Funky Cab / 4 Hermitage
INTRODUCING THE BAND
Thomas Baigneres – Vocals
Rod Bourganos – Electric Guitar & Hohner Clavinet
Grisha Grigory – Bass & Backing Vocals Anthony Paine – Drums & Percussion