Black Horse Fairy to play Oakworth

Fanny Ferris

Fanny Ferris

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THE SNOOTY Fox in Oakworth will host a night of original music by two renowned local bands.

That’s the promise from singer Fanny Ferris as she unveils a double header on August 16 featuring Black Horse Fairy and Box Jellys.

Fanny – a self-proclaimed time travelling Edwardian suffragette – fronts Black Horse Fairy.

She said her band had been described as the most original and exciting to have emerged on the local scene in years.

She said: “We will be joining forces with fellow luminaries Box Jellys to bring an evening of new and fresh music to the Oakworth venue.”

Vocalist and songwriter Fanny is relatively new to the local music scene, although her four bandmates are veterans of several decades in Keighley bands.

Fanny said: “I have been writing songs for less than three years, but absolutely love it.

“I’ve just finished songs about Mata Hari, the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, and Boudicca.”

Fanny said she liked to bring a sense of drama and intrigue to many of her songs. Before taking up songwriting Fanny had been writing plays at Bradford’s Freedom Studios, as well as being mentored by BBC North’s Writer’s programme. In contrast to Fanny, her fellow band members ( Archie Blackwell, the Earl of Doncaster, Count Kundalini and Franklin Gothic) are amongst the most experienced and accomplished musicians in the area. “I am constantly amazed by how good they are and how they bring the songs to life.”

Black Horse Fairy are currently putting the finishing touches to their first album of 13 tracks, with the working title, Dark Stars. Their songs are regularly played on BBC Introducing.

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