John Vincent III
Doors at 7:30 | Show at 8
Advance $10 | Day of $12
John Vincent III, a 23-year-old alternative artist, intensified his love of music in Houston, TX in
2014. Gaining inspiration from unique lyricists such as Bon Iver, The Districts, and The Doors,
John Vincent III began the process of his own song creation.
Within the past five years, John has independently written and produced his singles, EP, and
album Songs from the Valley – while doing so, he was able to collaborate on his track “Back
To My Ways” with Austin Texas’s Aaron Zachary.
Somewhere along the line of continuous production, a fire was lit under this newly aspiring
artist. After visiting Los Angeles in the Spring of 2016, five months later his sights were set on
serious music achievement. After completely leaving his life back home in Houston, John
prepared for the intense industry in front of him.
A large part of John’s musical success came from the undeniable passion and raw personal
experiences that lived inside of him – he went from playing various coffeehouse shows, to
writing new, and successful songs in his small valley bedroom. From learning the struggle of
being an adult, to getting his footing, and making new friends. John’s traction was a result of
realizing true artistic struggles, and allowing them to become his personal reality.
Looking back – John credits figuring out what he was doing in this industry, and where he truly
wanted to take it to the importance of the time he struggled. Eventually, he used what he
learned and began writing tirelessly, while supporting himself with a local coffee shop job. Just
when John thought his music career would not be going any further, producer Tyler Neil
Johnson reached out to John with interest in working on his next project together. After a
majority of the songs had been created, John spent 2 weeks in Vancouver, BC perfecting this
eight-track album titled Songs From The Valley. With more music and exciting things to follow,
it’s gearing up to be a year full of music from John Vincent III.
An acoustic trio of delicious 3-part harmonies and instrumental variety, Fanfaire enjoys providing fresh, female takes on cover songs and, with 3 songwriters on board, they provide their listeners with a unique collection of original tunes.
After 8 years of living and performing in Los Angeles, Kim returned to the east coast in hopes of finding some kindred spirits with whom she could continue playing music. Shortly after her arrival to DC, she was met by an impressively talented novelist, ukulele player and fellow mermaid enthusiast, Tanya. The two started meeting regularly, arranging covers they both loved and performing at house parties and art salons. Soon after, to expand their sound, they happily welcomed Meredith (Kim and Meredith perform together in DC’s top choir, the 18th Street Singers), along with her genius violin playing and her new love of the banjo, into their rehearsals. Meredith added exactly what Tanya & Kim were hoping for and easily found harmonies and string parts to decorate their sound.
All moms and entrepreneurs, the ladies of Fanfaire are proud to “do it all”; raising kids, running businesses, publishing novels, creating time to play out all around the DMV, and they’re currently in the studio, working with grammy nominee Josef Crosby, and are looking forward to releasing an EP later this year.