The Faim @ Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA

Review & photography by Samantha Toy

Originating from Perth of Western Australia, the four-piece alternative band who are collectively known as The Faim stopped by Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California as they opened for Andy Black. Sam Tye (guitar), Josh Raven (lead vocals), Stephen Beerkens (bass, keyboard), Linden Marissen (drums) were the second act on the stage, and they came out with a bang! Unfortunately, they had sound issues for the first five minutes of their set, but that didn’t stop vocalist Josh Raven to jump into the crowd and hyped everyone up in the meantime. He even answered a few questions from fans and followed with a cover by Queen. 

After the band’s crew resolved the sound issue, The Faim began the night with their second most played song via Spotify—“Saints of the Sinners,” and a few fans sang back the lyrics while a majority of the people in the room bobbed their heads to the music. As more songs passed by, Josh kept heading into the middle of the room with fans surrounded by him as he encouraged everyone to jump along with him. Out of all the artists I’ve seen over the years, I’ve never seen a vocalist with so much energy and enthusiasm, but now I have! 

If you’ve never heard of The Faim, I highly recommend you check them out because they are a band that’s gaining more popularity every day! To date, they already have over 20 million global streams and still counting. If you live in North America or the UK, can purchase tickets to their upcoming dates, and you can find the whole tour list here.

Setlist: Saints of the Sinners, My Heart Needs To Breathe, Beautiful Drama, When It Comes, Infamous, Midland Line, A Million Stars, Fire, I Can Feel You, Make Believe, Summer Is a Curse, Amelie

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