Facey McStubblington – The Beards.
Joshua Fielder (Facey McStubblington) started learning guitar at the age of 10 after building a basis of music knowledge from formal piano and vocal training. His mum took him to see B. B. King and Dire Straits as a child, and she always had Ella Fitzgerald or John Lee Hooker playing in the family home. Jimi Hendrix had a big influence on Josh as well, but it was Tommy Emmanuel’s 1990 release, Dare to Be Different that had the most impact on him as a guitarist and started his love affair with Maton Guitars.
Josh has gigged around Adelaide in bands ranging from heavy metal to solo acoustic folk music for 15 years. It was in 2005, that Josh became lead guitarist for themed folk-rock band The Beards, and Facey McStubblington was born.
The Beards are a bearded four-piece folk-rock band from Adelaide Australia, and the concept is simple. They sing songs exclusively about the glories of having, and the pitfalls of not having a beard.
The Beards have toured all over Australia, spreading their bearded message on their own headline tours, as well as playing at festivals such as The Big Day Out, The 2010 World Beard and Moustache Championships (Anchorage, Alaska), Falls Festival, The One Movement Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and many more.
The Beards have recently been included in the JJJ’s “Like a Version” compilation cd, and also made JJJ’s 2011 “Hottest 100” with their song, You Should Consider Having Sex with a Bearded Man. This song was also nominated for APRA’s Song of the Year 2012 alongside Gotye, Lanie Lane, Matt Corby and Kimbra.
As well as The Beards’ group success, Facey McStubblington enjoyed a personal thrill when in 2011 he was dubbed “Guitarist to Watch” in the June edition of Australian Guitar Magazine.
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