Fay & Wren is a South African group fronted by singer-songwriter duo – Wren Hinds (Hinds Brothers Band) & Ambient songstress Fay Oakes.
The outfit have crafted an honest and captivating sound performing on the South African music scene and with their unique performances they have harnessed a dedicated listenership. Hinds & Oakes‘ paths crossed in 2006 as students of the National School of the Arts in Johannesburg which resulted in a musical union & lasting friendship between the 2 creatives.
Although their influence, culture & backgrounds are diverse – Oakes raised on the borders of Alexandra in the East of Johannesburg & Hinds growing up in a small coastal town in the South East of Kwazulu Natal, it’s clear that there meeting place is through music & connecting with music listeners who can expect an original sound that captures a timeless place accompanied by a sincere style of writing.
Faye and Wren are currently wrapping up their second album, a collaborative with some of Africa’s finest young musicians & collaborators to be released on independent South African label South Sea Records.
Since relocating to the ‘mother city’ at the beginning of 2015 the duo was invited to perform at the famous Baxter Theatre as part of the annual Cape Town Folk & Acoustic Music Festival as well as extensive performances in & around the Western Cape.
Faye and Wren are currently based in Cape Town, South Africa.