Title - 'Our Revolution' (Red General)
Artist - The Fairchilds
The Fairchilds is a band led by French singing/songwriter, Cyril Niccolai. But more than that, the band's classic rock look and sound reveals the influence of some truly great legends of rock music. Sure they have found a cozy home in the belly of that genesis, but at least it's one less conventional than one would expect.
Cyril, a young medical student, allowed himself to accept the beckoning call of the music siren, choosing to ditch the medical profession and opt instead for a rock life - small clubs, small paychecks and, at times, small love given back.
His band’s first album, Our Revolution, is a 12-song powerhouse derived from over 200 songs that Cyril had written. The influences of his aformentioned idols are all over this recording though. Names such as Elvis, U2, Bon Jovi, Guns N’ Roses, the Goo Goo Dolls, Muse and many others are so evident there are times when you think it might well be a cover album!
But make NO mistake about it, for Cyril Niccolai is his own man and his music reflects that fact. Produced by Jim Lowe (Stereophonics, The Charlatans), Our Revolution tells sing-along rock anthems at their fullest, and also incorporates some haunting ballads too. Word has it that during the recording, a vintage Fairchild amp had been used - hence the inspiration for the name of the band.