The Far Field is a 3 person acoustic folk/rock band performing mostly original material. Their sound is reminiscent of the revival-folk of the 60’s full of jangly guitars and wheezing harmonicas. Accordion and flute add elements that are at once ethereal and carnival-like. These sounds form a rusty fence that encloses a core of tight vocal harmonies.
Price Range: $300 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
The Far Field is group of seasoned musicians. We arrive on time and conduct all business in a professional manner. Our instruments and equipment are all well maintained and professional grade. Our music and stage performance are thoughtfully designed to reach into the hearts of our listeners. We do not use enormous volume to force people to hear us. Our goal is to entice our audience to listen.
Booking agents/event planners can expect us to fulfill all our contracted obligations in a timely manner. This includes delivery of promotional materials and other elements necessary for our mutual success. What can we do to insure that your event is a success so that we will be invited back?
The Far Field is a brand new, folk music band consisting of 4 experienced musicians sneaking in through the backdoor of Tacoma’s local music scene. Their clear, organic sound has crept below the radar of the music police but continues to generate a buzz among aficionados of the genre.
The Far Field began during the summer of 2014 when singer/songwriter Jon Borcherding found fellow Far Fielders through an online personal ad. “It was an interesting process, he recalls, I think I auditioned at least one escapee from a mental institution.”
The process took several months and led to the close, vocal partnership that formed between Borcherding and female vocalist, Kari Tally. Keys player, Ted LeCompte brought a sense of drama with his musical theatre experience and the band was complete when John Tubbs added the melodic thump of his steady bass.
Their sound is reminiscent of the revival-folk of the 60’s full of jangly guitars and wheezing harmonicas. Accordion and flute add elements that are at once ethereal and carnival-like. These sounds form a rusty fence that encloses a core of tight vocal harmonies. One audience member quipped that The Far Field’s sound is like “Gordon Lightfoot meets Pink Floyd.”
Although they have no immediate plans to tour, The Far Field hopes to reach as many ears as possible in the local music scene over the next few months. Their list of catchy, original tunes is growing very quickly and an extensive recording session is almost inevitable. The band is a bit reticent about announcing album plans, but they all agree that something will be forthcoming by the end of 2015.
Jon Borcherding says, “At this point we’re very much focused on songwriting and getting our sound dialed in. When someone tells me that a particular song made them reminiscent or happy or sad, I know we’ve achieved what we set out to do: We’ve managed to reach one more person. That’s all that really matters.”
Additional Booking Notes
Stage / Tech Rider:
Assuming the vendor provides PA, we need the following:
Jon B: Lead Vox, Acoustic Guitar: 1 D.I. Shure SM58 or equivalent vocal mic
Kari: Lead Vox, Flute: Shure SM58 or equivalent vocal mic
Ted: Piano, Accordion, Vocals 2 D.I. Shure SM58 or equivalent vocal mic
John T: Bass, Vocals 2 D.I. Shure SM58 or equivalent
We DO NOT need a drum riser and prefer not to have one onstage if possible.
We currently have 2 45 minute sets of original material.
|Kari Tally||Vocals Flute|
|Ted Lecompte||Piano Accordion Vocals|
|John Tubbs||Bass Vocals|
|Jon Borcherding||Vocals Acoustic Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
We are four musicians with widely varying backgrounds drawing on experience from elements as divergent as punk, classic rock, bluegrass, musical theatre and gospel.
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