Several new musicians will be uniting talent with
ALTERNATE FAITH this year and joining the acoustic tour.
"I am very honored to share the stage with
wonderful world musicians this year. It is always a great thing when you
expand your horizons. The improvisations we do are very musically
stimulating and will surely lead to creative growth for all of us."
Didgeridoo, water bowls, flute, sarod, tabla are
but a few of the exciting additions that have been made.
"The audience is so into it I feel very
encouraged about making some pretty daring arrangement decisions, such as
bringing together the Sitar and the didgeridoo on several new pieces. We
have been selling a lot of CDs at our shows, which is always a good
indication of how much people like your music".
To find out where you can catch one of ALTERNATE
FAITH's live performances, click here.
After having spent the past two years mostly in
the studio completing their second album "Broken", the band is
really excited about playing live again. 2002 will be a live year for
ALTERNATE FAITH, with in store acoustic performances scheduled at most
BORDERS BOOKS AND MUSIC stores located in Southern California. Other live
shows will be scheduled in the Greater Los Angeles area, for more info see
the "live show" page.
New: Now you can print a flyer for our
next performance right off this
website. Goto "Live shows" and click on "Flyer".
Alternate Faith has been very
busy this year with the recording of 11 new songs. After setting up her own
studio, Faith was back in the producer’s seat to record a brand new body
of works incorporating the sitar, tabla, mandolin, windcatcher, and other
“This is not my first time
producing, but it is my first time engineering 100%. Hil, who is a veteran of
recording and producing has been giving me the support I need and I have
learned a lot from him. He and I are both very pleased with the results!”
The 72 track recording facility
includes state of the art computer based technology and is conveniently
located at band leader’s home.
“I know that most musicians gets dazzled by big
recording studios, but I have never liked them. They are cold, clinical
and not conducive to capturing the essence of music like mine, which is
very intimate and personal. I have recorded at quite a few big studios and
I did not enjoy it. Rates are high and you keep hearing that clock ticking
in your head. Every tick is a few dollars less in your already tight
pressure is enormous and you always end up rushing to finish by the
deadline. With my own studio I can now take as much time as I please to
craft, fine tune, perfect each track. It is intimate, I feel at home, heck
I AM at home!! And I can be myself completely and without holding back.
The result is a much better vocal performance, more passion, and tracks
that literally slam. Every little details falls into place because I can
afford to spend the necessary time to make it sound just like I was
hearing it in my head. I ended up creating a lot of new super cool parts
for many of the songs. Everybody in the band is excited about the new
studio and the way the songs are coming out. As for me, the complete
freedom of expression and the total control over my music is the best
thing that has happened to me since learning how to play guitar at age 6!!
Now I don’t have to depend on anyone else but myself to record my music
and that is truly a blessing.”
Alternate Faith helped raise
money and shoes for the homeless by headlining a benefit concert in Santa
Monica. The band did and acoustic performance of their new material and
songs such as “Dear God” and “Reach Out” seemed to truly touch the
audience. Many homeless people will be walking in new shoes this winter
thanks to the efforts of all involved, including the band.
“Maybe a shoe doesn’t seem
like much, but if you saw how much of a difference it can make for a
homeless person, you would realize that a shoe indeed can be a big step in
the right direction.” says Faith. “Life is not about taking, it really
is about giving and caring for others. It’s about reaching out
and helping any way we can, everyday, making a difference one little
gesture at a time, one kind word at a time, one little shoe at a time...
Alternate Faith aims to
participate in many other benefit concerts in the future. If you are
planning a benefit for a worthy cause, and would like help from Alternate
Faith, please email us.