Newton Faulkner wraps up Saturday at Summer Sundae

Dreaded folk man plays Leicester's Summer Sundae Weekender 2011

Newton Faulkner wraps up Saturday at Summer Sundae

Photographer:Dominic Meason

Chris Eustace - 13 August 2011

Faulkner, playing solo with a guitar and various tools including a floor piano and effects pedals, introduced a new "silly song about a professional dog food taster", while another, 'Robot Woman', saw the singer duet with himself using a harmoniser, which he named the "Wendy 1000", with Faulkner laughing at an unlikely crowd surfer during the ballad. In amongst the likes of 'She's Got The Time' and hit 'Dream Catch Me', there was room for his famous cover of Massive Attack's 'Teardrop' as well as 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich wowed the crowd earlier in the day at Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 - and revealed that his set nearly didn't happen. Performing on the Leicester festival's Indoor Stage, the singer greeted fans by saying: "I got here 2 hours ago, but I had to wait a while, security weren't going to let me in!" Safely onstage, he played a "new song I haven't figured out what to do with yet" called 'Break The Day Open' and old EP track 'Maps' in amongst songs from debut album 'Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm', including 'Pictures', 'Box Of Stones' and a closing 'Atlas Hands'. Other acts on the stage so far include Flashguns and The Heartbreaks.


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